"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
Introduction to Medical Veterinary Acupuncture
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» March 25-27, 2022
Introduction to Veterinary Medical Acupuncture (Module 1), Littleton, Colorado, $2,500.

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Introduction to Veterinary Medical Acupuncture (Module 1), Littleton, Colorado, $2,500.

Save $500 with a 3-Module Acupuncture Certification Package!
Save $500 on the Certified Veterinary Acupuncture Therapist (CVAT) program when you register for Acupuncture Modules 1, 2, and 3 in sequence on specified dates. The $500 discount will be applied to the balance due on the third module. Modules must be taken in sequence. No veterinary student discounts apply.

» 3-Module Acupuncture Certification Package from March to May 2022
3-Module Acupuncture Certification Package includes: Introduction to Veterinary Medical Acupuncture (Module 1) on March 25-27, 2022; Veterinary Medical Acupuncture for Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Patients (Module 2) on April 29-May 1, 2022; and Canine and Feline Medical Acupuncture (Module 3) on May 27-29, 2022, all in Littleton, Colorado, $7,000. See payment schedule at left.

"(Introduction to Veterinary Medical Acupuncture) was wonderful! I feel very comfortable going into practice as soon as I get home. The class was truly great. Everybody was easy to approach with questions and super nice/helpful. I learned tons!" –Ashley Casida, DVM, CCRT, Phoenix, Arizona

Introduction to Veterinary Medical Acupuncture is the first 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.

NEW! Save $500 with a 3-Module Acupuncture Certification Package! Save $500 on the Certified Veterinary Acupuncture Therapist (CVAT) program when you register for Acupuncture Modules 1, 2, and 3 in sequence on specified dates. The $500 discount will be applied to the balance due on the third module. Please see the payment schedule below. Modules must be taken in sequence. No veterinary student discounts apply. Our next 3-Module Acupuncture Certification Package will open soon. Select the 3-Module Acupuncture Certification Package for March to May 2022 at right to register.

Save $500 with a 3-Module Acupuncture Certification Package!
Canine Aquatic Therapy Canine Neurology and Neuro Rehabilitation Canine Sports Medicine

Watch our video overview to learn more about this course.

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 their first 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.

Course Description: Introduction to Veterinary Medical Acupuncture provides students with 16 hours of pre-course online videos, which will teach the anatomy of the major points, to include neurological, musculoskeletal, fascial, and lymphatic structures associated with each. The live sessions will teach the basics of needling and electrical stimulation to allow therapists to immediately start treating patients to build their skill base as they progress through more advanced modules, and acquire case logs for upcoming sessions.

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.
NEW! Save $500 With the 3-Module Acupuncture Certification Package
Save $500 on the total Certified Veterinary Acupuncture Therapist (CVAT) program when you register for Acupuncture Modules 1, 2, and 3 in sequence on specified dates. Please see the payment schedule below. No veterinary student discounts apply.

Payment Schedule for the 3-Module Acupuncture Certification Package
The following payment schedule will apply for the 3-Module Acupuncture Certification Package from March to May 2022. The $500 discount will be applied to the balance due on the third module. All tuition transactions will be processed on the credit card provided at registration. Modules must be taken in sequence.

  • For March 2022 Acupuncture Module 1: First tuition payment of $2,500 due at registration
  • For April 2022 Acupuncture Module 2: Second tuition payment of $2,500 due January 29, 2022
  • For May 2022 Acupuncture Module 3: Third tuition payment of $2,000 due February 27, 2022

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

Topics Covered Include:

  • Neuro-physiologically based acupuncture
  • Regionally applied points
  • Point finding on live dogs
  • Palpating tissue-feel: Muscle, fascia
  • Electrical stimulation in acupuncture practice
  • Local, segmental and distal combinations
  • Case studies

Classes are held each day from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm each day at our Littleton, 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.