I am very happy that I chose to study at Chi. The integration of Acupuncture with the rest of the modalities of TCVM, combined with Dr. Xie's amazing expertise, the knowledgeable and helpful teaching staff, and all the support people have made this a lifetime event for me.
Rene Gandolfi, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (Castro Valley, CA) - Small Animal Class of 2014
I love the Chi Institute and all that it represents. I feel so fortunate to be a veterinarian in Florida, and I intend to take advantage of more programs in the future.
Kevin Conrad, DVM (Clearwater, FL) - Small Animal Class of 2014
I had an amazing time at the Chi Institute, both personally and professionally! I can't believe how much I learned in the hours I was there, and I made great friendships during labs!
Rachel Mullins, DVM (Portage, MI) - Small Animal Class of 2014
I wanted to extend my warmest and heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all of the Chi Institute family for creating such a valuable and rewarding opportunity to develop skills in TCVM. It was a huge challenge to balance regular life’s responsibilities, work and studying for this course but it was worth the sacrifice and I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything. My deepest regards go to Dr. Xie for taking the risks to pursue his dreams and developing the institute so we can all become better doctors/healers.
Brad Cahoon, DVM (El Dorado Hills, CA) - Small Animal Class of 2013
First off, I would like to thank you so much for an amazing time in the Small Animal Acupuncture course! This course was the most enjoyable and organized course I have taken. I also felt that the exams were very fair and I have learned a great deal. All of the instructors and TAs were extremely helpful and showed excellent teaching skills.
Carissa Smullen, DVM (Auburn, NH) - Small Animal Class of 2013
The course was an amazing learning experience.
Kimberly Mah, VMD (Jermyn, PA) - Small Animal Class of 2013
I really enjoyed the course and found it very interesting.
Nancy Holling, DVM (B.C., CANADA) - Small Animal Class of 2013
This was fascinating and A LOT of work, as it should be, I suppose. Got A TON out of it..
Alexandra Fischer, DVM (Vienna, VA) - Small Animal Class of 2013
Great course...It fullfilled all my expectations...I hope I can keep taking futures courses... Thank you for the opportunity to be there.
Juan Gomez de la Torre, DVM (Lima, PERU) - Small Animal Class of 2013
Dr. Xie is an excellent teacher. He made it easier for me to understand this new medicine, repetition of certain principles was important and I soon became more comfortable. A very good teaching technique to have us read the required text TCVM Fundamental Principles before on-line classes, everything was already familiar.
Diane Noel, DVM (Quebec, CANADA) - Small Animal Class of 2012
The lecture on how to treat cancer patients was very helpful. It is always nice to see an actual patient and assess tongue and pulse, then work through the diagnosis and treatment plan. I am continually amazed at all of the work and good will that gets poured into putting these classes on. I have waited for so many years to take this course and am so very thankful for such gifted teachers. THANK YOU!!!!
Jean Hollenstein, DVM (Glenwood, MN) - Small Animal Class of 2012
Great program. I wish I would have enrolled 20 years ago but better late than never. The sessions always inspire me to learn more. I have a small animal pain clinic and 90% of my practice is old dogs with pain issues. It already has helped many of my patients by giving me more tools to use and compliments the rehabilitative therapies too. I look forward to continuing to study other topics of TCVM. THANK YOU.
Tami Shearer, DVM (Whittier, NC) - Small Animal Class of 2012
Excellent instructors, support staff and facility staff. I felt all my needs were met and questions answered.
Mary Beth Polek, DVM (Huntington, NY) - Small Animal Class of 2011
Dr. Xie’s knowledge, passion, compassion and teaching ability are superb!
Elizabeth Friedman, DVM (Los Angeles, CA) - Small Animal Class of 2011
This has been one of the best learning experiences of my life. I came to Acupuncture seeking to add another “tool” to my practice and instead it has totally transformed the way I practice (for the better), not to mention my life. I was amazed to see how at first an idea (Yin/Yang, 5 elements etc) felt foreign and odd and in the next minute it became natural and clear. Dr. Xie is a gifted teacher and I am looking forward to expand my knowledge in TCVM (Herbals Etc).
Nama Atid, DVM (Berkeley, CA) - Small Animal Class of 2011
Just wanted to let you and Dr. Xie know that I think the first session was awesome!!! I was very stressed on arrival, but each day got better. A tremendous amount of info to absorb, but everyone was very nice and helpful. I am sincerely glad that I enrolled, and I hope to successfully complete the program and be certified. Looking forward to learning even more. Thanks!!
Darlene White, DVM (Chattanooga, TN) - Small Animal Class of 2010
I entered the school expecting to learn data but left with a life experience and friends I hope to keep for a life time. Thank you for your sensitivity and kindness. When I finished the last basic acupuncture module at CHI, I felt that I was walking away with a full mind, but also a full heart, and a sense of worth. Being put in a situation that encouraged success, during a period of my life in which I have struggled with so many physical and emotional changes, left me with a new inner strength and belief in myself.
Brenda Ellens, DVM (Brighton, MI) - Small Animal Class of 2010
The Chi Institute is made up of very caring and sincere staff and instructors. I appreciated the opportunity to study with this institution and plan to do further courses in the future.
Michelle S. Bell, DVM (St. Philips, Barbados)- West Coast Class of 2009
What an amazing accomplishment – to finish the basic AP course. Why then do I feel that I have So much to learn? What a thrilling adventure! I’m ready for the next step on my new TCVM path.
Laurie Johnson DVM (Portland, OR) - West Coast Class of 2009
Thanks a lot. The course is very well laid out and presented so that everything falls into place as each session is completed. I really enjoyed Dr. Clemmons "Centering Yourself" lecture/meditation and thought provoking philosophy on life and healing.
Jennifer Hew, DVM (Homestead, FL) - Small Animal Class of 2008
I feel privileged to be a student at Chi Institute. Very lucky that I discovered this school and am able to attend. I believe this is an excellent acupuncture education.
Julie DeMarco, DVM (Salem, OR) - Small Animal Class of 2008
Even though this is only the first session, this class has surpassed my expectations in every way imaginable. The overall organization is impeccable, all of the speakers have been informative and inspiring, and even the snacks and lunches are fantastic... Dr. Xie is an amazing teacher - his enthusiasm is infectious and I can't think of anyone I would rather have as a mentor. He manages to make potentially difficult concepts very understandable for us "western" thinkers.
Seychelle Hoffer, DVM (West Kingston, RI) - Small Animal Session Class of 2008
I am very impressed with the Chi Institute and its instructors, it has been a very pleasant learning atmosphere and I am happy with my learning curve. It is so wonderful to be surrounded by such talent and enthusiasm. I cannot imagine studying veterinary acupuncture elsewhere.
Andrea Lanphear, DVM (Madison, WI) - Small Animal Class of, 2007
Chi treats us like family.
Christopher Serpico, DVM (Des Plaines, IL) - Small Animal Class of 2007
Dr. Xie, I just wanted to thank you for bringing your wisdom, energy, spirit, patience, and knowledge to the United States to share them with us. Because you have shared the "secrets" of the wonderful Chinese culture, I am able to help animals in ways I never could before.... I know we are all better veterinarians because we have studied under you and that we have healed many more pets than we would have because we have met you. Thanks for being YOU and for bringing your family to Florida!
Denette Cooke, DVM (Chesapeake, VA)- Small Animal Class of 2006