Conventional veterinary medicine and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) differ in their approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases. However, when integrated, these two medical paradigms can lead to a deeper understanding of dysfunction and more effective therapeutic options for neurological patients. Understanding the disease process from a conventional perspective can deepen the understanding and application of TCVM theories and disease patterns and lead to better TCVM treatments. Understanding TCVM theories and disease patterns can deepen the understanding of the conventional disease and offer treatment even when there are no conventional treatments.
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.
Although each module of the program can be taken independently, they are designed to be taken jointly.