IVAS approved hybrid veterinary acupuncture course

A new IVAS Veterinary Acupuncture course is being offered in 2022-2023!  Three of the European IVAS affiliates: the Netherlands (SNVA), Germany (GerVAS) and Scandinavian countires (NoVAS), are working together to provide a new on-site course.  The collaboration is done to encourage participants from each country to share in a course which provides over 190 hours of primarily hands-on instruction in veterinary acupuncture.  The course language is English.

There will be 6 on-site sessions in total: three of the sessions will be given in Zeist, Netherlands; three sessions will be in Helsinge, Denmark.  The Exam will also be in Denmark.

The course covers both small animal and equine species.  Students are able to focus, or track, in either one or the other.  The basic theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine applies to all, whether it is small animal, equine, human or other.  The majority of the course will cover these basic concepts.  As we discuss different diseases in animal species, species specific lectures are given.  Students are required to attend all lectures in both species as there is knowledge to be gained in listening to the Chinese patterns of disease in any species.  There are hands-on laboratory sessions to show point locations, case demonstrations, covering horses and small animals, and two workshop sessions where students are guided through making a Chinese pattern diagnosis and treating patients.

Thirty-four hours of recorded lectures are provided which introduce the fundamental concepts of Chinese medical theory as well as some of the scientific information of how acupuncture has effect on a body.  In addition, all of the lectures describing the acupuncture point locations and functions are recorded.  These recorded lectures will be made available prior to the first on-site session and are available at any time during the course for review and study purposes.

In this course we also provide instruction in Chi Kung, a valuable physical practice that gives benefit in understanding the effects that acupuncture can have through the system of acupuncture channels as well as personal benefits.

The price for the course is 4950€.  This covers the cost of all lectures, lunch and two breaks on lecture day, the IVAS Course Manual, many additional articles of information, access to IVAS Moodlerooms (provides some lectures and quizzes for self-assessment), the examination fee and one year IVAS membership. Travel and lodging not included.  It is restricted to licensed veterinarians or veterinary students in their last year of universtity training.

Due to Corona we had to postpone te start of this course (was scheduled from March 2022). The new dates will be published soon.

Session 1: Hotel Oud London, Zeist, NL

Session 2: Helsinge, DK

Session 3: Oud London, Zeist, NL

Session 4: Oud London, Zeist, NL

Session 5: October, Helsinge, DK

Session 6: November, Helsinge, DK

Exam: Helsinge, DK

For more information you can contact Dr. Linda Boggie, DVM , the Netherlands course coordinator at lboggie.bva@gmail.com.