Program Overview

The Small Animal Acupuncture program in Thailand is a great opportunity for students living in Asia to pursue their Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA) certification.

This program is comprised of online lectures, as well as hands-on wet labs and lectures onsite in Seoul, South Korea and Bangkok, Thailand. The online lectures, labs, tutoring, presentation slides, class handouts and final exam are offered in English.


The on-site portion of Session 4 and 5 of this program will be held at

Charoensuk Animal Hospital
167 Soi Ekkamai 5, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea,
Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand

Chi Thailand Director: 

Jing Pitchayanin Chomsiriwat, DVM, CVA,CVCH,CVFT, CVT:P, CTCVMP
Phone number +66 890732950
Facebook page : Chi Institute Thailand @ChiInstituteThailand 


CVA Certification

Students of the Small Animal Acupuncture course 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 CVA 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 course 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.

Required Reading



  • Veterinary Acupuncture: Ancient Art to Modern Medicine by Allen Schoen
  • Four Paws, Five Directions by Cheryl Schwartz
  • The Foundations of Chinese Medicine by Giovanni Maciocia
  • Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion by Cheng Xinnong
  • Chinese Veterinary Herbal Handbook by Aituan Ma