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Veterinary Medical Acupuncture for Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Patients

The second step in the CVAT certification journey will deepen your knowledge and add clinical and practical ways to approach your Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Cases.

Course Description

This course is the second of three modules for CVAT certification.

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

Veterinary Medical Acupuncture for Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Patients will provide students with the opportunity to refine and expand the acupuncture needling skills learned in Introduction to Veterinary Medical Acupuncture. Students will gain an understanding of the neurophysiological and fascial physiology underpinning acupuncture. The application of acupuncture skills to various sports medicine/rehabilitation scenarios will be covered.

Prerequisites:

This course is open to licensed veterinarians and veterinary students who have completed Introduction to Veterinary Medical Acupuncture (Module 1). Veterinary students must have completed their second year of veterinary school.

Days in Class: 4

RACE Approved for 32 Credit hours by the AAVSB


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 Veterinary Medical Acupuncture for Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation 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:

August 19-23, 2024

2025 Class Date:

April 25-28, 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:

  • Sensory physiology as it relates to acupuncture
  • Physiology of fascia and lymphatics
  • The relationships of pharma and non-pharma in sensation and homeostasis
  • Overview of evidence for acupuncture and laser-acupuncture
  • Acupuncture and integrative approaches to injuries and conditions commonly seen for rehabilitation

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.

FAQs

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Course Dates

  • CVAT

Veterinary Medical Acupuncture for Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Patients

Aug. 19 – Aug. 22

Springfield, Missouri, USA

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Veterinary Medical Acupuncture for Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Patients

Apr. 25 – Apr. 28

Springfield, Missouri, USA

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