Course Overview

The Small Animal Acupuncture CE Course is a 130-hour C.E. course that certifies students in veterinary acupuncture with an emphasis on small animals. It is equivalent to the regular Small Animal 5-session Basic Acupuncture CE course.  To enroll in this CE course you must be either a licensed veterinarian or you must have completed at least one year of school at an accredited college of veterinary medicine (CVM) by the start date of the CE course.

This course is taught in English.

Course Objectives
  • Understand the fundamental principles of veterinary acupuncture;
  • 126 Transpositional Canine Acupuncture Points (hands-on, wet-lab demos);
  • 40 Classical Canine Acupuncture Points (hands-on, wet-lab demos);
  • Master the use, indications and contraindications of dry needling, aqua-acupuncture, moxibustion and electro-acupuncture;
  • Learn using acupuncture for treatment of arthritis, neurological, reproductive, gastrointestinal and respiratory disorders in dogs. 
Please note that the Chi Institute cannot issue any certification to DVM students until their DVM has been obtained.

For hotel and accommodations recommendations please contact Dr. Tatang Cahyono at

For locations refer to the Schedule and Tuition page.

Main Speakers and Instructors
  • Huisheng Xie, DVM, PhD Associate Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, USA
  • Aituan Ma, DVM, PhD Professor, University of Hebei, College of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, China
  • Tatang Cahyono, DVM Certified TCVM Practitioner, Indonesia
Required Reading

To order books, call 1-800-891-1986

By Huisheng Xie, DVM, PhD and Vanessa Preast, DVM, PhD

By Huisheng Xie, DVM, PhD and Vanessa Preast, DVM, PhD

Clinical Guide to Canine Acupuncture 
By Curtis Wells Dewey and Huisheng Xie

Optional Reference Books
Veterinary Acupuncture: Ancient Art to Modern Medicine - by Dr. Allen Schoen
Four Paws, Five Directions - by Cheryl Schwartz, DVM
The Foundations of Chinese Medicine - by Giovanni Maciocia, Cac
The Web that Has No Weaver - by Ted J. Kaptchuk, OMD
Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion - by Cheng Xinnong
Chinese Veterinary Herbal Handbook - by Huisheng Xie, DVM, PhD


Dr. Bruce Ferguson lecturing during the 2013 Guangzhou Class

16 hours of intensive hands-on learning in wet labs.

Students enjoying a banquet dinner.

Learn acupuncture techniques including dry, aqua, electro and moxibustion.