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Course Overview

CPD Approved 

TCVM for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses is a course designed to teach your vet techs to support and promote TCVM services in your practice. Through the course, techs are given the tools to speak knowledgeably about the purpose and value of TCVM and to teach clients how to care for their animals with food therapy and Tui-na techniques. Tailored for veterinary technicians working in clinics and hospitals where TCVM is practiced, this course concentrates on TCVM theoretical principles as well as practical techniques to allow vet techs to best assist TCVM veterinarians. Please note that no information about TCVM diagnosis or locations of acupuncture points will be covered in this course.  A reference letter from a licensed veterinarian is required to enroll in this course.

Course Goals

The goals of this course is for our vet tech students to:

  1. Understand TCVM fundamental principles (Yin-Yang, Five Elements, Zang-Fu, etc.), the scientific basis for TCVM, and the indications and contraindications of each TCVM modality, thus allowing them to effectively promote TCVM services.
  2. Learn basic TCVM technician procedures (moxibustion, electro-acupuncture, Tui-na, food therapy, and life-style consultations).  Graduates will be able to perform basic TCVM procedures and engage in discussions on TCVM, allowing them to save their veterinarian time and increase the efficiency of their practice.

Overall, graduates of this course will have the tools to promote and support services at a TCVM clinic.

Course Features
  • On-site wet labs and demos with live animals (dogs and horses)
  • Life-style portion of the on-site course includes Qi-gong, Tai-ji, yoga, and other meditative exercises
Other Information
To register for the course, you must:
  • Be a veterinary nurse or veterinary technician as registered by the South African Veterinary council
    or

  • Be a student currently studying veterinary nursing or veterinary science