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Course Overview

The program begins with an overview of fundamental aspects of Chinese Medicine, including Yin-Yang and Five Elements theory, which serve as a foundation for case diagnoses and treatment presented later in the class.  A variety of acupuncture techniques are taught, including electro-acupuncture and moxibustion, in addition to conventional "dry" needling.  Students will learn acupuncture points on small animals only, and primarily dogs are used for practice in the wet labs. 

The Small Animal Acupuncture CE course in Moscow, Russia is equivalent to the Small Animal Veterinary Acupuncture CE course conducted in the USA. It is an ideal option for students living in or near eastern Europe to be become certified in acupuncture. This CE course is comprised of online lectures which student can stream at their own convenience. The on-site portion in Moscow will consist of lectures and hands-on wet labs. The online and on-site lectures, presentation slides, class handouts, tutoring and final exam are presented in English or with English subtitles.

 

 

CVA Certification

Students of the Small Animal Acupuncture 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.
  • 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.

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


Clinical Guide to Canine Acupuncture
 
By Curtis Wells Dewey and Huisheng Xie

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