The Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine believes in the integration of TCVM and conventional veterinary medical care.
Profile from the Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine, Inc. website: Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine, Inc. was founded in Reddick, Florida in 1998. It is now the leading veterinary continuing education (C.E.) provider of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM). The mission of the Chi Institute is to train licensed veterinarians to become cutting edge animal health care providers, capable of practicing veterinary acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and other TCVM skills.
All the C.E. programs have been approved by the State & RACE, and endorsed by the China National Society of TCVM, China, and China Southwest Agricultural University College of Veterinary Medicine. These programs include:
- Small Animal Acupuncture
- Equine Acupuncture
- Mixed Practice Acupuncture
- West Coast Veterinary Acupuncture
- West Coast Chinese Veterinary Herbology Seminar
- TCVM Clinical Approach / Chinese Herbal Medicine
- Veterinary Tui-na: Chinese Medical Manipulation
- Canine/Equine TCVM Diagnosis, Classical Acupoints and Advanced Acupuncture Techniques
- TCVM Annual Conference and Advanced TCVM Training in China
- Master Degree of TCVM
- Introduction to Veterinary Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine
- TCVM for Veterinary Technicians
The Chi Institute believes that the best veterinary health care is the integration of TCVM and conventional veterinary medical care, as unique advantages exist in both systems. Thus, the Chi Institute provides a high quality curriculum that will enable veterinarians to effectively apply the TCVM approach as an integral part of their practice.
Over 1,500 licensed veterinarians have graduated from the Chi Institute. They are now active and competent TCVM practitioners in the USA, Canada, South America, Europe and Japan.
- To provide the veterinary community with the highest quality educational experience in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM).
- To train students to become competent animal health care providers, with the ability to effectively practice acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and other TCVM skills.
- To promote and conduct scientific investigations in veterinary acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.
- To aid students in integrating the concepts of Taoism and spiritual self-cultivation into their lives, and incorporating this knowledge and skill in their professional practice in order to relieve the sufferings of animals and people.
- To build a bridge from the TCVM community in China across to the United States.