11 Jan Save DVM time, Techs – get trained in TCVM!
TCVM for Veterinary TechniciansOn-site Portion: May 8 – 9, 2020Online Portion: April 1 – June 15, 2020
TCVM for Veterinary Technicians is a 29-hour course designed to teach vet techs how to support and promote TCVM services in an integrative veterinary practice. Through the course, technicians 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.This course will equip your vet techs with an understanding of TCVM fundamental principles, the scientific basis for TCVM, indications and contraindications. Graduates will be able to assist the veterinarians with basic TCVM procedures including moxibustion, electro-acupuncture, needle removal, simple Tui-na techniques, life-style consultations and more.Please note that no information about TCVM diagnosis or locations of acupuncture points will be covered in this course.
Saving veterinarianstime on each TCVM visit!As you know from experience, the average TCVM visit can take 1-1.5 hours. Training your tech in TCVM can increase the efficiency of your practice as they learn to assist you before, during and after TCVM appointments.
Online SyllabusApril 1 – June 15, 2020
Dr. ChrismanDr. ClemmonsDr. Xie
Yin-Yang, Eight Principles & Five Elements (4 hrs)Acupuncture: Scientific Basis & Zang-fu Physiology (4 hrs)Energy Pathway: A Meridian System TCVM Overview (5 hrs)
On-site SyllabusDay 1: May 8, 2020
- Intro to Dr. Han-ping’s Tui-na Techniques
- Horse Tui-na Demo
- Wet Lab: Tui-na
- Life Style (Exercises, qi-gong, and tai-ji)Day 2: May 9, 2020
- Food Therapy for Pets
- 10 Acupuncture Techniques and Procedures: Indications and Contraindications
- Wet Lab: Vet Tech Acupuncture Protocols (Electro-acupuncture, moxibustion, how to calm patients, duration of needling, removal of needles)
- What is Chinese Herbal Medicine?
- How to Administer Herbal Medicine to Pets (Dosage and usage,instructions to owners)
Shen Xie MS, PhD
Stacie Atria DVM, CVA
Cheryl Chrisman DVM, MS, EdS,ACVIM-Neurology, CVA
Tiffany Rimar, DVM, CTCVMP
Registration and Information
- You must be a Veterinary Technician
- Along with Registration form, submit a reference letter from a licensed veterinarian.
- A one-time non-refundable $100 application fee is required for application process and student file. The registration will not be processed without the application fee.