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Upcoming Continuing Education Events

AVAC has great affordable Continuing Education lectures for veterinarians available on-line and in person. But we also want to share what is happening in integrative veterinary medicine around the world. AVAC members also have access to IVAS continuing education content.

Conferences & Events


November  19  2023


11:30 AM - 4:30 PM E.S.T.

The Business Side of Acupuncture (2hr)

Introduction to Balance Method (2hr)

with Dr Mitsie Vargas

Association of Veterinary Acupuncturists of Canada


Annual Conference

November  15-19  2023

NYCAVMA Annual Conference - NovemberMenla
Mountain, 375 Pantherkill Rd, Phoenicia, NY 12464.


Exploration of the Extraordinary Vessels, an invitation to understanding one's self as well as others.
Lecture Schedule HERE
Early Bird through 7/1/23! NYCAVMA Members, $590.00. Non-Members, $650.00.

Do you have an event you would like us to feature?Please contact us.

Membership includes free online programs, resources and continuing education events.


2023 Annual Conference

Our  Annual Conference will take place on November 19 2023. Check back here soon for more details!

Acupuncture Training and Certification

The following associations and schools offer Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist training:

International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS)
Chi University
College of Integrative Veterinary Therapeutics (CIVT)

These courses enable veterinarians to obtain expert level of knowledge about the history and understanding of acupuncture. They vary in their approach to teaching and only the first three offer training in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, while the last teaches acupuncture from a neuroanatomical point of view.

The courses for certification train students to perform acupuncture safely and accurately on all species. Becoming certified involves successful completion of these courses, a written and oral examination, case study presentations and many hours of practicum training alongside a certified veterinary acupuncturist. This provides the veterinarian with the confidence and skills required to perform acupuncture safely and effectively.


While this process is intensive and demanding, most veterinarians are able to work full time during certification. Support and continuing education are available through multiple associations throughout the whole career of the veterinarian.


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