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Canine and Feline Medical Acupuncture

The final step of the CVAT certification explores acupuncture's benefits for dogs and cats with medical conditions.

Course Description

This course is the third and final module for the CVAT certification.

The course consists of a four-day, in-person, hands-on learning session with various canine patients to learn from.

Canine and Feline Medical Acupuncture provides students with the opportunity to refine and expand their acupuncture needling skills with the addition of the feline patient. The use of acupuncture to treat common medical conditions is covered in depth. Students will work in small groups, palpating and treating live dogs and cats.

Prerequisites:

This course is open to licensed veterinarians and veterinary students who have completed Introduction to Veterinary Medical Acupuncture (Module 1) and Veterinary Medical Acupuncture for Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (Module 2). Veterinary students must have completed their third year of veterinary school.

Days in Class: 4

RACE Approved for 32 Credit hours by the AAVSB

Race Approval Pending

Note: The last day of class ends early to allow students the opportunity to return home that evening. Do not make airline reservations that require you to depart class before 3:00 P.M.

Additional Course Information

Course Fee: $2970

Course Notes: Our Canine and Feline Medical Acupuncture consists of independent study and a 4-day in-person session.

Please Note: The CVAT certification modules tend to sell out months in advance. It is recommended that you register for all three modules at once to ensure your certification modules will be complete in the same year. However, you can choose to take more time and complete your modules at a slower pace.


2024 Class Date:

October 7-10, 2024

2025 Class Date:

June 6-9, 2025

Course Instructors:

Kara Amstutz, DVM, DACVSMR, CVA, CVPP, CCRT

Lindsey Fry, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRP, CVPP, cVMA

Wendy Herlihy, DVM, cVMA, CCRT

Alice B. Meuten, DVM, DACVSMR, MS-TCVM, Cert. AVCA, CVA, CCRT, CVTP, CVFT, CVCH, CYT

Elizabeth Williams, DVM, CVA, CCRT

Topics Covered Include:

  • Head and body acupuncture points in dogs and cats and how they relate to certain medical conditions
  • Mu and Shu points
  • Viscero-somatic convergence
  • How acupuncture influences the vagal nerve and immune system
  • Integrative approaches to medical conditions in dogs and cats

Class Times:

Days 1-3: 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Central Time, USA

Day 4: 8 A.M. to 3 P.M. Central Time, USA

Note: The last day of class ends early to allow students the opportunity to return home that evening. Do not make airline reservations that require you to depart class before 3:00 P.M.

Please watch for specific emails about each class, as there may be occasional minor changes to class times.

Examination:

Students will take a two-part examination on the last day of this final module. The first part is a written, multiple-choice exam covering the concepts discussed in class. The second part is a practical exam where students will need to locate the anatomical position of 10 common acupuncture points and describe the medical indications for using these points. Students must have a passing score of 70% on both the written and practical exams to earn the final certification of CVAT.

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Course Dates

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Canine and Feline Medical Acupuncture

Oct. 7 – Oct. 10

Springfield, Missouri, USA

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Canine and Feline Medical Acupuncture

Jun. 6 – Jun. 9

Springfield, Missouri, USA

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