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This 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.  The seminar takes place in Houston, TX and spans over two days, one day covering TCVM 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 seminar has been approved for up to 14 C.E. hours in the following states and districts: CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, KS, LA, MA, MD, ME, NC, NE, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, UT, VT, WA, and WY. 

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

• Evaluate the fundamental principles of TCVM including Yin-Yang and Five Elements; 
• Understand how to use the TCVM for treatment of arthritis, IBD and cancers in dogs;
• Understand how to use the TCVM for diagnosis and treatment of lameness, Cushing’s syndrome and uveitis in horses.   
$100 Gift: Receive up to $100 credit toward the Chi Institute other courses during this seminar!

Small Animal Session - April 25, 2015
Fundamentals of TCVM: Yin-Yang and the Five Elements
 10:00-11:00am Indications and Contraindications of Veterinary Acupuncture
 11:00-11:30am Coffee/Tea Break
 11:30-12:30pm How to Use Acupuncture for Treatment of Arthritis in Dogs
 12:30-1:30pm Lunch Break
 1:30-2:20pm An Introduction to Chinese Herbal Medicine
 2:30-3:30pm How to Use Chinese Herbal Medicine to Treat IBD
 3:30-4:00pm Coffee/Tea Break
 4:00-5:30pm How to Use Chinese Herbal Medicine to Treat Cancer in Cats and Dogs
 5:40-6:00pm Introduction to Chi Institute Programs
    Total: 7 C.E. Hours
Large Animal Session - April 26, 2015
An Introduction to Equine Acupucnture
 9:00-10:00am Acupuncture for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Equine Lameness
 10:00-10:30am Coffee/Tea Break
 10:30-12:00pm Acupuncture for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Equine Lameness
 12:00-1:00pm Lunch Break
 1:00-1:50pm An Introduction to Herbal Medicine for Horses
 2:00-2:50pm How to Use Chinese Herbal Medicine to Treat Cushing's Disease, Dermatitis and Uveitis
 3:00-4:00pm How to Use Chinese Herbal Medicine to Treat COPD, Heaves and Behavior Issues in Horses
   Total: 7 C.E. Hours

Sheraton North Houston at George Bush Intercontinental

15700 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Houston,TX 77032 United States

Student Rate: $89/night

Phone: (281) 442-5100
Hotel Reservations: 888-627-7085

Cut-off Date:
The “cut-off date” for reserving rooms in the Room Block is 5:00 p.m. local time at Hotel on April 8, 2015.  After the cut-off date, it is at Hotel’s discretion whether to accept additional reservations, which will be subject to prevailing rates and availability.   Failure to reserve rooms in the Room Block prior to the cut-off date does not reduce Customer’s total guest room night commitment and does not impact the “Attrition” or “Cancellation” provisions.
Cindy Wallis, DVM, CVA, CVCH

Dr. Wallis is a 1998 graduate of Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. After graduation, she worked at the Brookfield Zoo and the Cincinnati Zoo before entering private practice. She took the CSU Acupuncture course in 1997-1998 and TA'd the course for three years after that. She is also certified by IVAS and has been an examiner for the IVAS certification exam. She is certified in Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy through Healing Oasis. She has studied advanced veterinary acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and food therapy at the Chi Institute and became a Certified Chinese Veterinary Herbalist (CVCH) in 2009. She currently has a mixed animal practice in Colorado where her practice is exclusively acupuncture, chiropractic and Chinese herbal medicine.


The cost of registration for the Intro to TCVM: Veterinary Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine Seminar are as follows:

  • Small Animal Session: $175
  • Equine Session: $175
  • Both Sessions $325 

Click Here to Register Online

You may also download the registration form to fill out as a hard copy and mail or fax to us for processing.