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Dr. Cheng demonstrating electro-acupuncture on a dog.

Program Overview

The Small Animal Acupuncture course in New Taipei City, Taiwan is equivalent to the Small Animal Veterinary Acupuncture program conducted in the USA. It is an ideal option for students living in Asia or for students to pursue their Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist diploma after attending the first two sessions at the Guangzhou class, or other introductory acupuncture course offered by the Chi Institute!

This course is comprised of online lectures, as well as hands-on wet labs and lectures onsite in Taiwan. The online lectures, presentation slides, class handouts and final exam are in English, but the onsite lectures, labs and available tutoring are only in Chinese.

Main Speakers and Instructors
  • Huisheng Xie, DVM, PhD Associate Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, USA
  • Han-Wen Cheng, DVM, MS, CVA Director of the Chi Institute Taiwan, Chairman of the Asian Society of Traditional Veterinary Medicine
  • Aituan Ma, DVM, PhD Professor, University of Hebei, College of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, China
  • Cheryl Chrisman, DVM, MS, EdS, ACVIM-Neurology, CVA Professor Emeritus, University of Florida, USA, former Editor-in-Chief of the AJTCVM Journal
  • Roger Clemmons, DVM, PhD, CVA Associate Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, USA
  • Constance DiNatale, DVM, CVA Owner of holistic practice in Winter Park, FL, USA
  • Bruce Ferguson, DVM, MS, CVA President of the American Association of TCVM, Director of the Chi Institute Australia, Australia
  • Tiffany Rimar, DVM, CVA, CVCH, CVFT, CVTP Associate Editor for the AJTCVM Journal, Owner of Veterinary Healing Arts Center, St. Pete Beach, FL, USA
  • Cynthia West, DVM, CVA, CVT Owner of Alternative Veterinary Medicine, Florida, USA
  • Ronald Koh, DVM, MS, CVA, CVCH, CVFT Assistant Professor at Louisianan State University and committee member of the American Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (AATCVM)
Location and Accommodation
  • The CVA class address:
    No. 113, Zhongzheng Road, Yonghe District, New Taipei City 23455, Taiwan, ROC
  • Tuition covers one meal for lunch each day, one welcome party, all class instruction, the class handout, and exam fees. Lodging is NOT included in the tuition.
  • Suggested lodging option:
    Day Light Hotel (日暉商務旅館)
    Address: No. 381, Jinhping Road, Zhonghe District, New Taipei City, Taiwan, ROC
    Tel: +886 2 22479997
CVA Certification

Students of the Small Animal Acupuncture program are eligible for the Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist certification endorsed by the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. The CVA certification requirements are as follows:

  • Complete all five sessions of the program.
  • Pass three online quizzes (administered online after sessions 1-3) with scores above 75%.
  • Pass final written exam in the final on-site session with a score above 75%.
  • Pass the clinical acupoints exam in the final on-site session with a score above 75%.
  • Submit one veterinary acupuncture case report to be approved.
  • Complete 30-hours of advanced TCVM program training or internship with a certified veterinary acupuncturist. More information on completing the internship requirement can be found here.

Please note that the Chi Institute cannot issue any certification to DVM students until their DVM has been obtained.

Course Prerequisites
  • Ability to speak and understand the Chinese language.
Required Reading

To order books, call 1-800-891-1986

By Huisheng Xie, DVM, PhD and Vanessa Preast, DVM, PhD

By Huisheng Xie, DVM, PhD and Vanessa Preast, DVM, PhD

Reference Books

Veterinary Acupuncture: Ancient Art to Modern Medicine - by Dr. Allen Schoen
Four Paws, Five Directions - by Cheryl Schwartz, DVM
The Foundations of Chinese Medicine - by Giovanni Maciocia, Cac
The Web that Has No Weaver - by Ted J. Kaptchuk, OMD
Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion - by Cheng Xinnong
Chinese Veterinary Herbal Handbook - by Huisheng Xie, DVM PhD
Contact
Chi Taiwan Director, Dr. Hanwen Cheng:
Email: hanwun@ms21.hinet.net;phwcheng@gmail.com
Phone: 886-916908646, 886-910335180


Dr. Han Wen Cheng teaching a wet lab

 


Dr. Aituan Ma delivering a lecture

 


Chi Taiwan Students

 


Dr. Ma with some of her students

 


Dachshund being treated with electro-acupuncture