CE Course Overview

The Acupuncture in China course is equivalent to the first two sessions of the basic acupuncture course. Students may choose between two tracks: Canine and Equine. The Canine track will focus on osteoarthritis and IVDD. The Equine track will focus on lameness, neurological and reproductive disorders.

Upon graduation and completion of all requirements, students of this course will obtain their Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA) certification. The course is equivalent to the basic acupuncture course offered by the Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine in the USA. The locations and syllabus of this course are designed specifically for the convenience of Asian veterinarians.

To enroll in this course you must be either a license veterinarian or you must have completed at least one year of school at an accredited college of veterinary medicine (CVM) by the start date of the course. 


国际兽医针灸师认证Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, CVA是动物诊所开展针灸业务的许可资质,为世界兽医行业所认可。为了培养中国兽医精英,提升兽医针灸水平使其成为符合世界前沿标准的中兽医从业者,从而支持中兽医在大陆地区的长远发展Chi Institute佛罗里达中兽医学院)从2016年开始,每年专门为中国兽医设立CVA助学金资助他们在Chi Institute完成国际兽医针灸师认证(CVA)课程。

2019年,Chi Institute继续中国兽医提供CVA助学金,资助对象为中国大陆的兽医师或兽医学院的学生,共资助15名,每人6000元人民币,基础理论测试合格并全额缴费后申请该助学基金,根据提交申请材料的顺序,授予符合条件的前15位中国大陆兽医精英


• 全额缴费
完成Chi Institute中兽医基础理论测试且成绩合格

下载阅读Chi Institute 中国兽医CVA专项助学金数据包,填写要求的申请表格
下载学习Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine 《中兽医学》的前两章中兽医基础理论

Course Objectives
  • Understand the fundamental principles of veterinary acupuncture;
  • Learn the top 78 acupuncture points (acupoints) in dogs or the top acupoints in horses;
  • Master the use, indications and contraindications of dry needling, aqua-acupuncture, moxibustion and electro-acupuncture;
  • Learn using acupuncture for treatment of arthritis, neurological, reproductive, gastrointestinal and respiratory disorders in dogs or horses. 

CVA Certification Requirements

Students of the Acupuncture CE course are eligible for the Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist certification endorsed by the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. The CVA certification requirements are as follows:

  • Complete all five sessions of the CE course (this course is equivalent to sessions 1 & 2).
  • Pass three online quizzes (administered online after sessions 1-3) with scores above 75%.
  • Pass final written exam in the final on-site session with a score above 75%.
  • Pass the clinical acupoints exam in the final on-site session with a score above 75%.
  • Submit one veterinary acupuncture case report to be approved.
  • Complete 30-hours of advanced TCVM course training or internship with a certified veterinary acupuncturist. More information on completing the internship requirement can be found here.

Please note that the Chi Institute cannot issue any certification to DVM students until their DVM has been obtained.

•  完成课程缴费,5个模块共计39900元人民币
•  下载阅读Chi Institute 中国兽医CVA专项助学金数据包,填写要求的申请表格
•  下载学习Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine 《中兽医学》的前两章中兽医基础理论
•  完成数据包内的在线中兽医基础理论测试
•  扫描以下5份文件,发送到邮箱 

1  申请表格
2  中文简历,介绍工作、学习经历,个人兴趣及职业计划
3  身份证或护照扫描件
4  兽医执业资格证,或兽医院校学生证
5  数据包内中兽医基础知识测试的成绩单截屏

Main Speakers and Instructors 讲师团主要成员
  • Huisheng Xie, DVM, PhD  教授 美国佛罗里达大学,Chi Institute 创始人兼校长,世界兽医针灸权威
  • Cheryl Chrisman 教授 美国佛罗里达大学,兽医神经内科专家,兽医针灸师认证
  • Reed Holyoak, DVM, PhD, CVA 教授 美国俄克拉何马州立大学,兽医临床系主任,兽医针灸师认证
  • Ronald Koh 副教授 美国路易斯安那州立大学,兽医康复专家,兽医针灸师认证
  • Lauren Frank, DVM, CVA, CVCH, CCRT 临床主治医师 美国康奈尔大学,兽医康复专家,兽医针灸师认证
  • Min Su Kim 副教授 韩国首尔大学,兽医针灸师认证

Students of the 2017 China Class.

Students locating acupoints during small animal point lab.

Students take a visit to a TCM hospital where a volunteer experiences cupping first hand.

Drs. Holyoak and Memon demonstrating the electroacupuncture unit to students.

Required Reading

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine: Fundamental Principles 2nd Edition

By Huisheng Xie, DVM, PhD and Vanessa Preast, DVM, PhD

By Huisheng Xie, DVM, PhD and Vanessa Preast, DVM, PhD

Reference Books

Veterinary Acupuncture: Ancient Art to Modern Medicine - by Dr. Allen Schoen
Four Paws, Five Directions - by Cheryl Schwartz, DVM
The Foundations of Chinese Medicine - by Giovanni Maciocia, Cac
The Web that Has No Weaver - by Ted J. Kaptchuk, OMD

Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion - by Cheng Xinnong
Chinese Veterinary Herbal Handbook - by Huisheng Xie, DVM, PhD

To order textbooks, please visit Chi bookstore.

Chinese Culture/Acupuncture Scholarship for CVM Students
Are you a student who has completed at least one year of Veterinary Medical School? If so, you are eligible to apply for the Chi Institute Chinese Culture/Acupuncture Scholarship! This scholarship will be awarded to up to 15 qualifying applicants for $1,600 towards to the tuition of the Acupuncture CE course hosted in China!

Evaluation Criteria:
  • Students of Veterinary Medical Schools, a copy of student ID is required.
  • One letter of recommendation from the student's CVM faculty.
  • Participation in the TCVM Knowledge Contest.
  • Personal Statement of interest in TCVM.
  • To apply for this scholarship, please visit our scholarship page to download the application.

2019年,Chi Institute在中国大陆的招生仅限于中国大陆的兽医和兽医学生。学费为39,900元。为了支持中国学生完成CVA课程,Chi Institute成立了中国兽医CVA奖学金。根据提交申请材料的顺序,中国十五家符合条件的兽医精英将获得每人6000元的奖励(详情请参阅奖学金申请流程)。课程结束后,第一,第二和第三奖学金将根据学员的总体表现进行评估,分别授予5,000(1),3,000(3)和1,000(5)奖励。获得奖学金和一等奖学金的学生可以节省11,000元。

• 中华人民共和国公民,长期居住在中国大陆
• 在大陆从事宠物临床,或大陆兽医院校的在校学生
• 全额缴费
• 完成Chi Institute中兽医基础理论测试且成绩合格