Clinical Application to TCVM and Integrative Medicine in Philadelphia, PA

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. In addition, Veterinary Medical Manipulation (VMM) techniques will also be covered. The seminar takes place in Philadelphia, PA and spans over two days, one day covering TCVM and VMM 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 Equine portion of this seminar has been approved by RACE for 7 hours. 
The Small Animal portion has been approved by RACE for 7 hours.  

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 TCVM for pain management in dogs;
• Understand the use of herbal medicine for horses;
• Understand the benefits and how to use Veterinary Medical Manipulation (VMM) in dogs and horses.   

$225 Gift: Receive up to $225 credit toward the Chi Institute Veterinary Acupuncture Program or other courses during this seminar!


Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City
1100 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107, USA
TEL: +1-215-923-0100
FAX: +1-215-925-0800

Room block: Check- in May 19, 2017 - May 21, 2017 The room block has been filled to capacity


  • Small Animal Session, May 20, 2017: $200 
  • Equine Session, May 21, 2017: $200
  • Both Sessions $350


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Jenny Liu DVM, CVA, CVTP

A native of New York City, Dr. Liu studied Animal Science at Cornell University. Upon completion of her undergraduate studies, she obtained her veterinary degree at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. Dr. Liu began her career caring for “all creatures great and small.” Over time, her practice has become focused primarily on dogs and cats. Dr. Liu practices general medicine and surgery with special interest in veterinary acupuncture. Dr. Liu also has a fine arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design and in her spare time likes to pursue her interest in art through printmaking, sculpture, painting and whatever fancies her whim at the moment.

Patricia Perkins BHS, DVM, CVA, CVCH, CAC

Dr. Perkins has a thirty-year history training and competing dogs. She earned a Bachelor's degree in health sciences and worked for thirteen years in clinical laboratory medicine. In 2000, she graduated from the University of Missouri with a DVM. Dr. Perkins pursued veterinary acupuncture training at Colorado State University and at the Chi Institute. She completed her veterinary chiropractic training at Options for Animals and her Chinese Herbal Medicine training at the Chi Institute. She enjoys dog obedience training and showing with her Belgian Malinois, Azure, and her Whippet, Emma. She is the owner of Canine Performance Medicine, LLC and practices in suburban Kansas City, Missouri. 

Carla Pasteur DVM, CVA, CERP, CVSMT

Dr. Pasteur grew up showing horses in many disciplines, including reining, saddleseat, dressage and pleasure. She graduated in 1991 from the University of Wisconsin and opened an equine exclusive clinic in Green Bay. The practice grew to cover five counties, with emphases on reproduction and lameness. She received her acupuncture training from IVAS in 1997, sold her conventional practice and began an equine alternative practice. She has been a Chi instructor since 2005 and has lectured internationally. Her current practice encompasses TCVM, chiropractic and osteopathy, focusing on sport and performance horses.  

Class Syllabus

Small Animal Session: May 20, 2017

Energy Pathways: Channels/Meridians
 10:00-11:00am Balance System: Yin-yang and Eight Principles
 11:00-11:30am Coffee/Tea Break
 11:30-12:30pm How to Use Acupuncture for Arthritis and Pain Management in Dogs and Cats
 12:30-1:30pm Lunch Break
 1:30-2:20pm An Introduction to Veterinary Medical Manipulation (VMM)
 2:30-3:30pm How Every Dog Can Benefit from VMM
 3:30-4:00pm Coffee/Tea Break
 4:00-5:30pm How VMM Benefits Performance Dogs

    Total: 7 Hours

Equine Session: May 21, 2017

An Introduction to Equine Acupuncture
 9:00-10:00am Acupuncture for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Equine Lameness
 10:00-10:30am Coffee/Tea Break
 10:30-12:00pm Top 10 Chinese Herbal Medicines for Horses
How to start Chinese Herbal Medicine in Equine Practice
 12:00-1:00pm Lunch Break
 1:00-2:00pm Veterinary Medical Manipulation (VMM) in Practice
 2:00-3:00pm Lameness exam using Veterinary Medical Manipulation (VMM) 
 3:00-3:30pm Coffee/Tea Break 
 3:30-5:00pm Equine Veterinary Medical Manipulation (EVMM) Cases
   Total: 7 Hours


Student Feedback

"I just spent a day in Herndon, VA learning more TCVM, brought to us by The Chi Institute. I can't say enough wonderful things about the lecturer!!! It was a full day of Chinese Veterinary Medicine instruction that thoroughly educated both beginners and advanced veterinarians. The instructor stayed tantalizingly ahead of the newbies, yet filled the heads of those of us with advanced training to the brim with new ideas and new applications of both acupuncture and herbs. The hotel seated us in extremely comfortable chairs and provided great snacks. The Chi Institute's staff was able to answer all of our questions knowledgeably. Thanks for a wonderful class!" -Dr. Rebecca Verna