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Clinical Application to TCVM and Integrative Medicine in San Antonio, TX

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 Spinal Manipulation (VMM) techniques will also be covered. The seminar takes place in San Antonio, TX 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 is RACE approved for 7 hours. 
The Small Animal portion is RACE approved for 7 hours.  

 

Goal:
This will not only be valuable for veterinarians new to these integrative veterinary medicine modalities, but can be a refresher course for those who may have studied it years ago.  After the class, you will be able to:

  • Learn clinical tips and applications for veterinary acupuncture and veterinary chiropractic.
  • Evaluate the fundamental principles of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) including Yin-Yang and Five Elements.
  • Understand how to use Veterinary Acupuncture for pain management in both dogs and horses.
  • Understand the benefits and how to use Veterinary Medical Spinal Manipulation in dogs and horses.

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

 

 

Speakers
Karen Spracklen
Karen L. Spracklen DVM, CVA, AVCA 

Dr. Spracklen is originally from Goshen, Indiana and received her BS and DVM degrees from Purdue University.  She was certified in animal chiropractic through the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association in 1996 and she completed her certification in veterinary acupuncture through the Chi Institute in 1999.  Karen owns the Holly Lane Veterinary Service, an equine practice entirely devoted to complementary therapies - primarily acupuncture, chiropractic and Chinese herbs.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading and dressage riding.

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: March 24, 2018
Speaker: Dr. Karen Spracklen

 9:00-9:50am
TCVM Fundamental Principles and Clinical Application: Five Elements
 10:00-11:00am What Acupuncture Can Treat
 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 Spinal 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: March 25, 2018
Speaker: Dr. Carla Pasteur

 8:00-8:50am
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 Spinal Manipulation (VMM) in Practice
 2:00-3:00pm Lameness exam using Veterinary Medical Spinal Manipulation (VMM) 
 3:00-3:30pm Coffee/Tea Break 
 3:30-5:00pm Equine Veterinary Medical Spinal 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



This program 111-29489 is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 7.00 CE Credits (7.00 max) being available to any one veterinarian: and/or 0.00 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (0.00 max). This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Category Two: Non-Scientific-Clinical using the delivery method of Seminar/Lecture. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements. RACE does not "accredit" or "endorse" or "certify" any program or person, nor does RACE approval validate the content of the program

This program 111-25719 is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 7.00 CE Credits (7.00 max) being available to any one veterinarian: and/or 0.00 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (0.00 max). This RACE approval is for the subject matter categorie(s) of: Category Two: Non-Scientific-Clinical, using the delivery method(s) of: Seminar/Lecture. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements.

Registration

Location:
Hilton San Antonio Airport
611 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, Texas, 78216, USA
TEL: 210-340-6060

Room block: Check- in March 23 - March 25, 2018

Click Here to make a reservation in the Chi room block online. 
Students who call to reserve their rooms should mention the Chi Institute to receive the discounted rate of $120/night. This rate is available to student until 2/21/2018 or until the room block is filled.


Tuition:

  • Small Animal Session, March 24, 2018: $150 
  • Equine Session, March 25, 2018: $150
  • Both Sessions $250

Click Here to Register Online