Clinical Application to TCVM and Integrative Medicine in Maine

This 14 hour (RACE Approved) introductory seminar covers the fundamental principles of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) and the two major branches of TCVM: Veterinary Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. In addition, Veterinary Medical Spinal Manipulation (VMM) techniques will also be covered. The seminar takes place in Kennebunkport, Maine and spans over two days, one day covering TCVM and VMM topics in small animal medicine, and the other in equine medicine.  Participants have the option of attending the entire seminar or just the small animal or equine portion. 

The Equine portion of this seminar is RACE approved for 7 hours. 
The Small Animal portion is RACE approved for 7 hours.  


This will not only be valuable for veterinarians new to these integrative veterinary medicine modalities, but can be a refresher course for those who may have studied it years ago.  After the class, you will be able to:

  • Learn clinical tips and applications for veterinary acupuncture and veterinary chiropractic.
  • Evaluate the fundamental principles of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) including Yin-Yang and Five Elements.
  • Understand how to use Veterinary Acupuncture for pain management in both dogs and horses.
  • Understand the benefits and how to use Veterinary Medical Spinal Manipulation in dogs and horses.

$250 Gift: Receive up to $250 credit toward the Chi Institute Veterinary Acupuncture Program or other courses during this seminar!




Jenny Liu DVM, MS, CVA, CVCH

Dr. Liu studied Animal Science at Cornell University. Upon completion of her undergraduate studies, she obtained her veterinary degree
at Tufts University in 1991. Dr. Liu began her career caring for “all creatures great and small.” Over time, her practice has become focused primarily on dogs and cats. Dr. Liu practices general medicine and surgery with special interest in veterinary acupuncture.  

Claire Tusch DVM, CVA, CVMMP 

Dr.  Claire V. Tusch attended Cornell University majoring in immunology and microbiology. Following graduation, he supervised a laboratory engaged in retroviral research at the Veterinary College and subsequently entered a Master of Science degree program.  Dr. Tusch graduated from the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell in 1987. Following graduation Dr. Tusch entered private practice and purchased the Wells Veterinary Hospital in 1990.   He developed the mixed animal practice into a multidoctor hospital treating all creatures great and small.  Appreciating the importance of an integrative approach to medical care, he certified in Veterinary Acupuncture at the Chi Institute and has further studied Chinese herbal medicine, Tui-na, food and nutritional therapy, orthopedic/medical manipulation and other energy and body work techniques.  In 2009 he established Tuschs' Integrative Veterinary Care, a practice dedicated to  an holistic integrative approach to healing.  Dr. Tusch is an instructor and lecturer for the Chi Institute.




Class Syllabus

September 14, 2019

Introduction to TCVM in Small Animal Practice
Speaker: Jenny Liu DVM, MS, CVA, CVCH

How to Understand TCVM: Yin-Yang and the Five Elements
 10:00-10:50am Indications and Contraindications of Veterinary Acupuncture
 10:50-11:20am Break
 11:20-12:10pm How to Use Acupuncture for Treatment of Arthritis in Dogs and Cats
 12:10-1:10 pm Break
 1:10-2:00pm How to Understand Chinese Herbal Medicine
 2:10-3:00 pm How to Use Chinese Herbal Medicine to Treat IBD
 3:00-3:30pm Break
 3:30-5:00pm Veterinary Medical Manipulation (VMM) in Small Animal Practice 

September 15, 2019

Introduction to VMM and TCVM in Equine Practice
Speaker: Claire Tusch DVM, CVA, CVMMP

9:00-9:50 am
Introduction to Equine Acupuncture
 10:00-10:50am Acupuncture for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Equine Lameness
 10:50-11:20am Break
 11:30-12:30pm Top 10 Chinese Herbal Medicines for Horses
 12:30-1:30pm Break
 1:30-2:20pm Veterinary Medical Manipulation (VMM) in Equine Practices 
2:30-3:20pm Lameness Exam using Veterinary Medical Manipulation (VMM)
3:20-3:30pm  Break 
 3:30-5:00pm Equine Veterinary Medical Manipulation (EVMM) Cases 

Student Feedback

"I just spent a day in Herndon, VA learning more TCVM, brought to us by The Chi Institute. I can't say enough wonderful things about the lecturer!!! It was a full day of Chinese Veterinary Medicine instruction that thoroughly educated both beginners and advanced veterinarians. Dr. Wallis stayed tantalizingly ahead of the newbies, yet filled the heads of those of us with advanced training to the brim with new ideas and new applications of both acupuncture and herbs. The hotel seated us in extremely comfortable chairs and provided great snacks. The Chi Institute's staff was able to answer all of our questions knowledgeably. Thanks for a wonderful class!" -Dr. Rebecca Verna



Arundel Masonic Lodge #76
Address: 10 North Street

Kennebunkport, Maine



  • Small Animal Session, Sept. 14, 2019: $150 
  • Equine Session, Sept. 15, 2019: $150
  • Both Sessions $250
Tuition will increase by $50 per day ($200) and $100 for both days ($350) for registration received after Aug. 14, 2019.

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