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The Chi Difference
  • Learn from the Best: A world renown faculty team (50+ instructors with average 12+ years experience practicing and teaching veterinary acupuncture) led by Dr. Huisheng Xie, “the leading authority in animal acupuncture” quoted from CBS News. 
  • 1 to 5 Lab Instructor to Student Ratio: intensive hands-on and individual attention for the best learning experience
  • 30+ Hours Labs: practice acupuncture on live animals (dogs and/or horses) in every wet lab 
  • Clinical Practice Strongly Emphasized: begin incorporating acupuncture into your clinical practice after the first on-site session
  • Most Comprehensive RACE approved Veterinary Acupuncture Course: 
    • Both transpositional and classical acupoints on dogs and/or horses taught
    • A variety of acupuncture techniques taught, including electroacupuncture, Aqua-acupuncture, Hemo-acupuncture, moxibustion, and conventional “dry” needling
    • Up to 184 RACE Approved CE hours available
  • Hybrid Learning to Save on Costs: 2 sessions online and 3 sessions on-site, with each on-site session spanning 3.5 days (Thursday - Sunday).
  • Nationally Accredited by DEAC: The Chi Institute is the only accredited school in the USA that teaches veterinary acupuncture and offers a Master’s Degree in TCVM. 
  • Complementary Evidence-Based Veterinary Acupuncture Course: 32 online lectures RACE approved 
  • Attentive Remote Learning: online tutoring and discussions with Chi faculty are offered throughout the course.
  • State of the Art Teaching Facility: Over 25,000 sq-ft campus on 90 acres in Florida 
  • Highly Recognized Certification: Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA) certification is endorsed by the World Association of TCVM and Chi Institute
  • Spectacular Reviews: Check out our Facebook Page facebook.com/ChiInstitute
  • Course Available in English, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese at Eleven Chi Campuses: in Florida USA, Australia, China, Costa Rica, Peru, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan and Thailand
  • Fantastic Support from the Chi Family: 
    - Free 1-year membership with World Association of TCVM
    - Free life-time listing on Chi graduates online TCVM practitioner directory
    - Free life-time case consultation from Chi faculty
    - Networking opportunities with nearly 8,000 TCVM veterinarians from over 70 countries
  • Comprehensive Curriculum for Advanced Study: over 10 advanced TCVM courses and a Master’s Degree of TCVM offered exclusively to veterinarians to become experts in TCVM


Learn Veterinary Acupuncture and TCVM from the Master: Dr. Huisheng Xie
  • PhD in Acupuncture Analgesia - University of Florida in 1999 
  • Masters in Veterinary Acupuncture - College of Veterinary Medicine, Beijing Agricultural University in 1988 
  • DVM in Sichuan College of Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine in 1983 
  • 35+ Years of Clinical and Teaching Experience in Veterinary Acupuncture and TCVM 
  • Founder and President of the Chi Institute since 1998 
  • Clinical Professor at the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine since 2017 
  • Served as a Lecturer, Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine since 1999 to 2017 
  • Served as the Director of the Acupuncture Intern program at University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine from 2004-2008
  • Served as a Staff Veterinarian, Lecturer, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor at Beijing Agricultural University since 1983 to 1994 
  • Highly Recognized and Respected Researcher in Veterinary Acupuncture and TCVM 
    • Published over 100 scientific research papers in Veterinary Acupuncture and TCVM on various peer-reviewed journals, including Stem Cells, American Journal of Veterinary Research, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Journal of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and etc. 
    • Published over 140 papers on proceedings and other publications 
    • Serves as a reviewer of scientific articles for two peer-reviewed journals
  • "A Leading Authority in Animal Acupuncture" – quoted from CBS News in 2005
  • Authored 26 books in veterinary acupuncture and TCVM
  • Taught Veterinary Acupuncture and TCVM lectures and workshops at over 76 international and USA veterinary conferences, including WSAVA, NAVC, WVC, AVMA, AAHA, CVC, MVC, etc. 
  • Taught TCVM courses or seminars in over 20 veterinary medical schools 
  • Serves on the board of World Association of TCVM and American Association of TCVM 
  • Has taught more than 10,000 veterinarians from over 70 countries
  • Featured on CBS News, Discovery Channel and PBS