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2023 Annual Conference

​À la carte CE - Recorded option

The Business Side of Acupuncture (2hr)

Introduction to Balance Method (2hr)

Hosted by Dr Mitsie Vargas

Best Value

Annual Conference (Non-Member Rate)



4 Hours of Continuing Education on Acupuncture Business and Intro to Balance Method

Valid until canceled

Must be a veterinarian or veterinary student to join

Gold Sponsor: Idexx

Combine the Annual Conference and AVAC membership to save

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.

New York State Veterinary Medical Society is hosting a FREE food therapy webinar in FEBRUARY (online)
Integrative Medicine Webinar: Chinese Food Therapy Topics Monday, February 26th

7:00pm - 8:00pm *Presented by: Connie DiNatale, DVM, CVA*

This will be a brief introduction to Chinese food therapy concepts with some practice insights.
Register here


Dr Laura Lee is lecturing on fascial therapy in Columbus, Ohio on Sat Feb 24, 2024 at the Midwest Veterinary Conference. 
Approved for 6 IVAS CE credits, Virtual access for 6 mos, if you can't attend in person.

Topics covered include new research in fascia; myofascial meridians updates; cruciate ligament non-surgical treatments; IVDD & spinal diseases; shoulder & scapula; lumbosacral hyperextension & hip dysplasia hypothesis. Cases discussed have a fully integrative approach, including AP & herbals.

Flow Symposium, sponsored by Eastern Currents 

March 7, 9, 10, 2024 | Vancouver, BC (in person & virtual options)
(Note: Dates and venue change from previously shown on website)
Holiday Inn Vancouver Hotel
Early Bird Discount – Register before March 1st and SAVE
3 Days – 7 Amazing Speakers

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


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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