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We strive to cover both the breadth and depth of TCVM
with the right blend of theory and practice






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Chi Institute is proud to offer an extensive array of high-quality courses and programs in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM).  Students who have never taken a TCVM course can get a quick introduction with our introductory seminar or begin directly with our veterinary acupuncture certification program, which is offered separately to small animal, equine, and mixed animal practitioners.  Students with prior background in veterinary acupuncture or herbs can expand their TCVM knowledge with our advanced programs.  The Annual TCVM Conference is a great way for participants to remain up-to-date on advances in the field and network within the global TCVM community.  The Master's Program, offering master of science degrees in TCVM, is a rigorous program composed of a comprehensive TCVM curriculum and a thesis requirement.  Finally, our newly established TCVM for Vet Techs program is designed to give your technicians the tools to support and promote TCVM at your practice.

Prospective students living abroad in Europe, Asia, or Australia can also check out programs offered at our global branches.

Small Animal Acupuncture is a 130-C.E. hour certification program that offers a comprehensive overview of veterinary acupuncture and TCVM theories and principles. Students learn small animal acupuncture points in this course, and dogs are used in the wet labs.
Mixed Practice Acupuncture is a 130-C.E. hour certification program that offers a comprehensive overview of veterinary acupuncture and TCVM theories and principles. Students learn small animal and equine acupuncture points in this course, and both dogs and horses are used in the wet labs.
Equine Acupuncture is a 130-C.E. hour certification program that offers a comprehensive overview of veterinary acupuncture and TCVM theories and principles. Students learn equine acupuncture points in this course, and horses are used in the wet labs.
Evidence-Based Veterinary Acupuncture is a 27-hour RACE-approved online course that examines veterinary acupuncture from a scientific, evidence-based perspective.
 
This 50-C.E. hour program is equivalent to the first 2 sessions of the Small Animal Acupuncture course. It is an intensive week-long program that enables students to study acupuncture while immersing themselves in Chinese culture.
This 80-C.E. hour program is comprised of Sessions 3-5 of the Small Animal Acupuncture program. It is a bilingual class designed for Chinese speaking students to finish their CVA after attending the class in Guangzhou, China.
This 130 C.E. hour program follows the same set up as the Chi USA Basic Acupuncture Program. Sessions 1 and 3 take place online while session 2, 4 and 5 occur on-site in Australia. This program is taught by Dr. Bruce Ferguson.
This program is equivalent to the first 2 sessions of the Small Animal Acupuncture course. It is an intensive week-long program that enables students to study acupuncture. This course is taught in Bali, Indonesia.
 The  Acupuncture Program earns students 30 Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points in veterinary acupuncture. The course will be equivalent to the five-session Certified Veterinary Acupuncture (CVA) program of the Chi Institute.
The Acupuncture course in South Korea consists of Sessions 3-5 of the Small Animal Veterinary Acupuncture program, an ideal option for many students to pursue their Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist diploma after attending the first two sessions of any acupuncture course offered by the Chi Institute.
Este Programa en Acupuntura Veterinaria Mixta, es ofrecido por el Instituto Chi de Medicina Veterinaria Tradicional China localizado en Florida, Estados Unidos de América, en conjunto con la Escuela de Medicina y Cirugía Veterinaria San Francisco de Asís de la Universidad Veritas de Costa Rica (EMCVSFA). 
Chi Europe is based in Madrid, Spain and currently offers Veterinary Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine courses in English and an Introduction to TCVM course in Spanish.  
 
This program is offered to veterinary acupuncturists to expand their technical knowledge of acupuncture and to strengthen their TCVM diagnostic skills.
This 165-C.E. hour herbal certification program is presented in five modules, each covering different sets of organ systems and their affiliated health disorders.
This program certifies students in Veterinary Food Therapy. Students learn how to utilizes the energetic properties of food to correct and prevent imbalances in their animal patients.
This program certifies students in veterinary Tui-na, a form of Chinese medical manipulations commonly used to treat acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions.
This program focuses on refining the Tui-na techniques and their application. It hones the student's ability to diagnose and treat with touch, to improve the practitioner's ability to truly heal with their hands.

Just as the eastern and western veterinary approaches are most effective when used together, so are the modules of the Integrative Approach to Veterinary Neurological Diseases Program. This program is unique in that it separately offers the TCVM and western perspectives on neurological diseases from renowned veterinarians in their respective fields, creating a fully comprehensive training and thereby enhancing the student’s integrative skills.

This 45-CE-hour course (23 for the small animal track and 22 for the equine track) is to improve the ophthalmic diagnostic and surgical skills of veterinary practitioners in order that they can provide higher levels of care to animals with eye problems.

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. Student will learn how to treat common Channel disharmonies in canine, feline and equine patients.

 
OTHER PROGRAMS
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 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.

Students will learn from practice owners and managers with years of experience about organizing staff, managing finances, client relationships, common legal issues and more while running their individual practices with the maximum efficiency and profitability.

This program shows veterinary technicians how to best support and promote TCVM services at a veterinary practice. Techs learn TCVM technician procedures and ways to speak knowledgeably about TCVM to clients.
 
COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAMS
The Certified TCVM Practitioner (CTCVMP) Program is the highest level of certification a student can earn. The program requirements include becoming certified in Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Food Therapy and Tui-na.
The MS-TCVM program is designed for licensed veterinarians and veterinary students who would like to pursue an integrative diagnostic and treatment approach to enhance the medical care of animals. The MS-TCVM must be completed in 4.5 years. 
The 19th Annual International TCVM Conference will be held in Toronto, Canada from August 18 to 20, 2017. This will be the first ever Annual Conference to take place in Canada. The main theme of this conference will be TCVM for geriatric, pediatric, rehabilitation, and terminal life care.