"I felt as though I gained far more from Module 2 (Veterinary Medical Acupuncture for Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Patients) than Module 1, but not necessarily due to the fact that the module was better. It had far more to do with the amount of needling practice that I was able to do in the weeks separating the two courses … the increase in confidence in the actual needle handling and point finding allowed me to focus far more on the finer points of learning new areas to choose for specific conditions."
—Erin True, DVM, CCRT, Elk Grove, California

"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

Veterinary Medical Acupuncture for Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Patients
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» September 22-24, 2023
Veterinary Medical Acupuncture for Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Patients (Module 2), Littleton, Colorado, $2,625. SOLD OUT. Please read our waiting list policy and contact us to be added to our waiting list. A deposit is required.

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Veterinary Medical Acupuncture for Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Patients (Module 2), $2,625.

"I just want to say 'well done' to the entire CRI staff who planned and executed Acupuncture Module 2 (Veterinary Medical Acupuncture for Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Patients). You went above and beyond to make us all feel comfortable in these changing times and the amount of thought and planning to make all of this happen so smoothly was incredible. The in-class instructors were amazing (as always) and had total patience with everything they had to do with social distancing and let us still have an incredible hands-on experience! Kudos to all of you and thank you!!" –Lisa St. Aubin, DVM, MPVM, CVSMT, CCRT, Gales Ferry, Connecticut

Veterinary Medical Acupuncture for Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Patients is the second course 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.

Acupuncture Module 1 Acupuncture Module 2 Acupuncture Module 3

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

Prerequisites: This 3-day course is open to licensed veterinarians and veterinary students who have completed Introduction to Veterinary Medical Acupuncture (Module 1). Veterinary students must have completed their second year of veterinary school. Veterinary students, please see the Veterinary Student Certification page for complete details about the certification process and tuition discount.

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: Veterinary Medical Acupuncture for Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Patients will provide students with the opportunity to refine and expand the acupuncture needling skills learned in Introduction to Veterinary Medical Acupuncture. Students will gain an understanding of the neurophysiological and fascial physiology underpinning acupuncture. The application of acupuncture skills to a variety of sports medicine/rehabilitation scenarios will be covered.

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: $2,625

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

Topics Covered Include:

  • Sensory physiology as it relates to acupuncture
  • Physiology of fascia and lymphatics
  • The relationships of pharma and non-pharma in sensation and homeostasis
  • Overview of evidence for acupuncture and laser-acupuncture
  • Acupuncture and integrative approaches to injuries and conditions commonly seen for rehabilitation

Classes are held each day from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. 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.