Course Overview

Veterinary Topographic Acupuncture is a minimal needle, distal point, ultra-rapidly acting and highly efficacious system of Channel-diagnosed acupuncture as well as Channel treatment. This system is derived from human acupuncture styles popularized by Dr. Richard Tan, Dr. Robert Doane, and Dr. Tung. Veterinary acupuncture is unique in multiple ways.  One of the most salient differences between human and veterinary acupuncture is that the acupuncture points in the distal tissues, which are the most important tissues to be needled in this system, are not in the same location as human acupuncture points. Add to this the complexity that  veterinarians treat multiple species, and between these species the distal acupuncture points vary widely as well.  This course was developed by Dr. Bruce Ferguson who has experimented with and discovered an accurate way of applying these techniques to animal species over the past 10 years. Students will learn how to treat common Channel disharmonies in canine, feline and equine patients. 

The course  will cover:
  • Review of basic tenants of Veterinary Topographic Acupuncture
  • Identification of important distal point locations and tissues used to treat disharmonies
  • Presentation of common channel and Zang-fu organ disharmonious and simple, rapid protocols for their resolution
Course Features
  • 28 hours CE course (pending RACE approval)
  • 12 hours wet labs with intensive hands-on learning
  • Small animal and equine wet lab, where students can learn on live animal
  • Free case consultation with TCVM experts for all students
  • Complimentary lunches for each day of class
  • Morning Tai-ji before class

  • Completion of the basic Veterinary Acupuncture Course (Sessions 1-5) from the Chi Institute or a veterinary acupuncture course from another institution.

Lodging and Accommodations

For information about accommodations, travel, and what to pack, please visit our lodging and accommodations page.

Course developer, Dr. Bruce Ferguson has been practicing Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine for over 15 years.