"I have been lucky enough to have been taught by Bonnie but also work with her on a day-to-day basis. Bonnie is one of the most intelligent humans I've met, but it's her passion that makes her a great teacher. She truly loves learning and sharing her knowledge with people. Her excitement about new research is infectious. Outside of her academic abilities, Bonnie is an amazing clinician who demonstrates the utmost care towards her patients and clients. I cannot be thankful enough for how much her expertise has influenced my own practice."
—Andra Kowalczyk, DVM, CCRT, Annapolis Junction, Maryland
Canine and Feline Medical Acupuncture
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Upcoming Dates

» May 24-26, 2019
Canine and Feline Medical Acupuncture, Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital, Wheat Ridge, Colorado, $2,500.

» Save with a 2-Course Package!
Save when you register for Veterinary Medical Acupuncture for Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Patients (Module 2) with either Canine and Feline Medical Acupuncture (Module 3) or Medical Acupuncture for Small Mammals, Avian and Exotic Patients (Module 4). You will have the opportunity to select your preferred dates when you register.

2-Course Package: Veterinary Medical Acupuncture for Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Patients (Module 2) plus Canine and Feline Medical Acupuncture (Module 3), $4,800.

2-Course Package: Veterinary Medical Acupuncture for Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Patients (Module 2) plus Medical Acupuncture for Small Mammals, Avian and Exotic Patients (Module 4), $4,800.

Canine and Feline Medical Acupuncture is the third module in CRI's new Certified Veterinary Acupuncture Therapist certification program. For more details about the complete certification program, please see the Acupuncture Program overview page.

Faculty: Bonnie Wright, DVM, DACVAA, CVMA, CVPP, CCRP

Prerequisites: This course is open to licensed veterinarians who have successfully completed Introduction to Veterinary Medical Acupuncture (Module 1). It includes three 8-hour classroom days and 16 hours of pre-course online lectures. Module 2 – Veterinary Medical Acupuncture for Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Patients – is required for certification, but does not have to be taken prior to this elective.

This course has 3 classroom days and 16 additional hours of online coursework that must be completed before the first day of class.
Registered students:
Your online coursework hours will be accessed through our Online Coursework page. During the two months before your class, visit the Online Coursework page and log in to the online coursework area for this class. A password to access online coursework will be emailed to you 60 days before the start of class. Approximately half of the online coursework will be available 60 days before the start of class, and the remaining coursework will be available 30 days before the start of class.

Course Description: Canine and Feline Medical Acupuncture provides students with the opportunity to refine and expand their acupuncture needling skills with the addition of the feline patient. The use of acupuncture to treat common medical conditions is covered in depth. Students will work in small groups, palpating and treating live dogs and cats.

Class size is limited to 20 students, with five faculty members on site.

This course is RACE approved by the AAVSB for 40 credit hours.

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Course Fee: $2,500. Students can save $200 by registering for Module 2 with either Module 3 or 4.

Lhasa OMS logoSponsor: CRI thanks Lhasa OMS for its support of this program.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Head and body acupuncture points in dogs and cats and how they relate to certain medical conditions
  • Mu and Shu points
  • Viscero-somatic convergence
  • How acupuncture influences the vagal nerve and immune system
  • Integrative approaches to medical conditions in dogs and cats

Classes are held each day from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm each day at our Wheat Ridge, Colorado location. There is a 1-hour break for lunch. Registered students: Please watch for specific emails about each class as there may be occasional minor changes to class times.

Please see the Acupuncture Program page for the course schedule for additional modules in this certification program.