16th Annual International TCVM Conference Overview
The Annual International TCVM Conference has been conducted every year by the Chi Institute and its affiliates since 1999. This annual conference provides a great opportunity for veterinarians to learn from the top TCVM experts, meet TCVM practitioners from all over the world, and enjoy their first hands-on experience with Chinese culture and medicine. Additionally, TCVM practitioners and research scientists from around the world are invited to speak about their clinical experiences and research findings. Each conference's content is based around a theme. 

Themes from previous conferences include:
  • TCVM for Neurological Diseases and Wei Syndrome
  • TCVM for Exotic Animals
  • TCVM Sports Medicine, Endocrinology and Herbal Application
  • TCVM Approach for Geriatric Diseases
  • TCVM for Oncology, Geriatrics and Quality of Life

There are several themes for this year's conference: 

  • TCVM for Emergencies
  • TCVM for Disorders of 5 Sense Organs
  • Evidence-based Clinical Research

The Annual Conference gives TCVM practitioners the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the field and network with other practitioners from around the world. 

Conference is hosted by:

  • Chi Institute Taiwan
  • Chinese Society of Traditional Veterinary Science (Taiwan)
  • National Chia Yi University (Taiwan)

Conference and Post-Conference Tour Dates:

Conference Post-Conference Tour
August 19 - 22, 2014

August 23 - 28, 2014



Please Click Here for Conference Information Package

Main Conference Speakers

  • Huisheng Xie, DVM, PhD Associate Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, USA
  • Han-Wen Cheng, DVM, CVA Director of the Chi Institute Taiwan, Taiwan

Please Click Here for Conference Syllabus

Post-Conference Tour

In years when the conference is held outside of the US, conference attendees and their guests are invited to enjoy local sights and culture on a guided, all-inclusive post-conference tour with luxury accommodations.  Each year's tour is unique. Please CLICK HERE for more detailed tour information.

This year's tour includes the following locations:

                                      • Chia Yi City, Fenchi Lake, Alishan Mountain
                                      • Tainan City, Fort Zeelandia, Eternal Golden Castle, Confucian's Temple, Sakam Tower
                                      • Kenting National Park, Eluanbi Lighthouse, Taitung County
                                      • Hualien County, Sanxiantai, Pahsientung Cave, Taroko National Park
                                      • Taipei City, National Palace Museum, Taipei Martyrs' Shrine, Taipei 101 Observatory


Conference & Tour Fees

Share Room
Veterinarian Yes $1,880 $1,880 
 Veterinarian No   $2,130 $2,180
 Family/Friend  Yes  $1,580 $1,880
 Family/Friend  No $1,830 $2,180

**AATCVM Member Discount: -$84 for conference portion only.


Fee Includes:

  • Airport pickup and drop-off service
  • Transportation in Taiwan
  • Hotel accommodations (at 4 or 5 star hotels)
  • 3 meals per day
  • Conference and proceedings
  • Tours
  • TCM Hospital Visit
  • Food Therapy Experience
  • Foot Massage
  • Tai-ji practice
  • Taxes and Tips

Registration or Questions:

To register, please click here.

If you have any questions regarding this conference, or its proceedings, please email; or contact the Chi Institute Taiwan Director, Dr. Han Wen Cheng, at 886-916-908646.

Call for Papers

Dear TCVM Colleagues,

We are very pleased to invite you to submit presentation abstracts for the 16th Annual TCVM Conference held at the Chia Yi University Vet School in Taiwan. The main themes of this conference will be Advanced TCVM Approach to Emergencies, Disorders of the 5 Sense Organs and Evidence-based Clinical Research.
Presentation Categories
Your presentation may span multiple topics – please indicate all applicable categories when submitting your abstract.

  • Clinical Research: includes any study on efficacy or safety/side effect of any TCVM therapeutic, clinical randomized controlled studies or a retrospective study of a series of cases of a disease or syndrome. This will be a 15 or 30 minute  presentation.
  • Clinical Application: includes any new acupuncture techniques/methods, herbal formulas, and Tui-na/Food Therapy in dogs, cats and horses. This will be a 30-minute presentation.
  • How to: includes pearls and clinical tips of how to diagnose and/or treat a disease or medical condition/syndrome of dogs, cats and horses. This will be a 15 or 30 minutes presentation.
  • Case Study: includes any unique or special case study of dogs, cats, horses or other species. This will be a 15-minute presentation.

Presentation Awards
Each selected presentation will be awarded $300 for 30-minutes and $150 for 15-minutes. The award amount will be subtracted from the conference/post-conference tour registration fee. The detailed information on this conference and tour can be found at A Certificate of Excellent Speaker will be awarded to the first place recipient in each category.
Abstract Format
The abstract must be submitted electronically as a Microsoft Word document, single-spaced and no more than two pages long. Abstracts must be sent by e-mail as an attached document, identified as "Abstract TCVM Conference" in the e-mail subject line. To be considered, the abstract must include the following items:

  1. Title of Topic
  2. Name of Author(s)
  3. Mailing Address
  4. Telephone Number
  5. Email Address
  6. Abstract
  7. References
  8. Your curriculum vitae (Resume)

Please email your Word Document as an attachment to Abstracts must be received electronically no later than February 1, 2014.  Paper submissions or faxed abstracts will not be considered.  You will receive notification by e-mail that your abstract has been received.  Please email if an acknowledgement is not received within 5 days of submission.  Notification of acceptance or rejection of abstracts will be e-mailed by March 1, 2014.
Important Dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: February 1, 2014
  • Selection notifications sent: March 1, 2014
  • Conference early registration rate (save up to $400) deadline: March 20, 2014
  • 16th Annual International TCVM Conference: August 19-22, 2014 at Chia Yi University Vet School, Taiwan (sponsored by the Chi Institute Taiwan, Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine, Chinese Society of Traditional Veterinary Science and the American Association of TCVM)
  • Post Conference Tour in Taiwan: August 23-28, 2014
For additional information, please visit, contact or call 800-891-1986 ext 5. 

Best regards,

Huisheng Xie, DVM, PhD
Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine

9650 W. Hwy 318, Reddick, FL 32686, USA

TEL: 1-800-860-1543 ex.106  or 1-352-591-5385  ex. 106  

FAX: 1-800-860-1543   

Location: Hopkinton, MA
Date Posted: 6/15/2015

Main Street Animal Services of Hopkinton (“MASH”) is looking for a leader to join our growing team. You will be a success with us if you are eager to learn and grow your skills, and if you are compassionate, positive and honest. MASH is looking for a Veterinarian who is trained in conventional medicine, with a passion for holistic forms of care.  We are looking for someone with real world experience with holistic care, who has a drive to further develop those skills. 

You will have the opportunity to join a very successful and respected integrative veterinary practice, with a global leader in integrative health. Dr. Margo Roman has successfully grown her practice and served the New England area for over 30 years. Dr. Roman and MASH offer unique care in the area, attracting clients from all over New England. With demand high and growing for integrative care, Dr. Roman and MASH need another talented veterinarian to join the team and serve our clientele. As Dr. Roman’s prestige has grown, she is regularly invited to lecture globally, requiring her to leave her clients for periods of time. Dr. Roman and MASH need a trusted Vet who can handle challenging cases, and others, and develop skills to one day lead this practice.

THE COMPANY: MASH - Main Street Animal Services of Hopkinton is an internationally recognized leader in integrative veterinary medicine. We have been providing high quality veterinary care to New England for over 30 years.  During the last 15 years, we have shifted the practice toward more holistic modalities based on the amazing successes we have seen for our clients. Clients travel from all over the northeast (some even further) to MASH for treatments in acupuncture, homeopathy, ozone therapy, and other forms of both holistic and conventional care. MASH is seen as a leader not only in New England, but in the world as Vets regularly travel to MASH from around the world to observe Dr. Roman, or call seeking a consult on a particularly difficult case.

LOCATION: Hopkinton, Massachusetts, located in Middlesex County, fewer than 30 miles west of Boston. Hopkinton is best known as the starting point of the Boston Marathon and has an excellent public school system.

- Health Benefits

- Continuing Education
- Work with creative and compassionate people on a daily basis

- Profit Participation in growth of business

THE TEAM -- MASH is a tight-knit, compassionate and progressive practice with caring employees. The moment you walk into MASH you will see that MASH is a different kind of practice, one dedicated to the highest quality of care, with staff who develop deep connections with our clients and their pets.  You will work closely with Dr. Margo Roman, who is an internationally renowned veterinarian in the field of alternative veterinary medicine. If you'd like to learn more about us, check us out at or


Core Values:
  • Always be learning
  • Comprehensive use of the healing tools in our toolbox
  • Commitment to honesty, support and the highest quality of care
  • Live healthy
  • Courage to lead

Core Purpose/Mission Statement: To improve the lives of our patients and clients and lead the way toward better forms of care.

Vision: MASH will provide the highest quality care in New England attracting the most skilled and caring veterinarians, technicians, the most health conscious and caring clients and take on the most challenging patient cases, leading to a higher level of health and wellness for the entire family.

We will transform our industry, as our forms of care will go mainstream; our techniques will be replicated in veterinary hospitals and taught in veterinary schools around the world.


  • Homeopathy
  • Acupuncture/ Aquapuncture
  • Prolotherapy
  • Ozone Therapy
  • Chiropractic Care
  • Conventional Surgery and Dentistry
  • Laboratory Diagnostics
  • Veterinary Botanical Medicine (Herbs)
  • UVBI Therapy
  • Functional Medicine
  • Functional Nutrition
  • Glandular Therapy
  • Raw Diet Support
  • Hyperbaric Chamber
  • Cranial Sacral
  • Massage Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Essential Oils and Aromatherapy
  • MBRT Therapy
  • Bach Flower Remedies
  • NAET Nambudripad's Allergic Elimination Treatment
  • Trace Mineral Hair Analysis
  • Energy Medicine
  • Final Care and Humane Euthanasia