Acupuncture Certification Official

As many of you may know, last year I attended the Chi Institute in Florida ( to study veterinary acupuncture. It was an eye opening and intense training that now allows me to offer complimentary services to my patients.

In December, I took the final exam and passed both the written and practical parts. I then had to complete an externship and submit a case report to complete my certification. Those steps were recently approved and I am now a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA).

Acupuncture can be used in many conditions both acute and chronic. Many patients that have orthopedic or neurologic diseases will benefit from acupuncture. Pets with other ailments such as kidney disease, inflammatory bowel problems and chronic skin and ear infections can also improve with acupuncture.

Studies show that 85% of patients will benefit from acupuncture. Often 3 treatments are needed to see if a patient is responding. The most common undesired effect from acupuncture is that a patient does not respond.

If you are interested in learning more about acupuncture for your pet, please contact me at


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