Dr. Cheng demonstrating electro-acupuncture on a dog.

Course Overview

The Small Animal Acupuncture CE course in New Taipei City, Taiwan is equivalent to the Small Animal Veterinary Acupuncture CE course conducted in the USA. It is an ideal option for students living in Asia or for students to pursue their Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist diploma after attending the first two sessions at the Guangzhou class, or other introductory acupuncture CE course offered by the Chi Institute!

This CE course is comprised of online lectures, as well as hands-on wet labs and lectures onsite in Taiwan. The online lectures, presentation slides, class handouts and final exam are in English, but the onsite lectures, labs and available tutoring are only in Chinese. 

Main Speakers and Instructors
  • Huisheng Xie, DVM, PhD Associate Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, USA
  • Han-Wen Cheng, DVM, MS, CVA Director of the Chi Institute Taiwan, Chairman of the Asian Society of Traditional Veterinary Medicine
  • Aituan Ma, DVM, PhD Professor, University of Hebei, College of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, China
  • Cheryl Chrisman, DVM, MS, EdS, ACVIM-Neurology, CVA Professor Emeritus, University of Florida, USA, former Editor-in-Chief of the AJTCVM Journal
  • Roger Clemmons, DVM, PhD, CVA Associate Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, USA
  • Constance DiNatale, DVM, CVA Owner of holistic practice in Winter Park, FL, USA
  • Bruce Ferguson, DVM, MS, CVA President of the American Association of TCVM, Director of the Chi Institute Australia, Australia
  • Tiffany Rimar, DVM, CVA, CVCH, CVFT, CVTP Associate Editor for the AJTCVM Journal, Owner of Veterinary Healing Arts Center, St. Pete Beach, FL, USA
  • Cynthia West, DVM, CVA, CVT Owner of Alternative Veterinary Medicine, Florida, USA
  • Ronald Koh, DVM, MS, CVA, CVCH, CVFT Assistant Professor at Louisianan State University and committee member of the American Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (AATCVM)
Location and Accommodation
  • The CVA class address:
    新北市新店區安興路105號8樓之2 (陽光Park); 8 F, -2, No. 105, Anxing Rd., Xindian Dist., New Taipei City 23159 (Yang Guang Park), Taiwan
  • Tuition covers one meal for lunch each day, one welcome party, all class instruction, the class handout, and exam fees. Lodging is NOT included in the tuition.
  • Suggested lodging option:
    Day Light Hotel (日暉商務旅館)
    Address: No. 381, Jinhping Road, Zhonghe District, New Taipei City, Taiwan, ROC
    Tel: +886 2 22479997
    Platinum Hotel (白金花園酒店)
    Address: No. 77, Anxing Rd., Xindian Dist., New Taipei City 231, Taiwan (231 台灣 新北市新店區安興路77號)
    Tel; 886 2 86665888
CVA Certification

Students of the Small Animal Acupuncture course are eligible for the Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist certification endorsed by the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. The CVA certification requirements are as follows:

  • Complete all five sessions of the CE course.
  • Pass three online quizzes (administered online after sessions 1-3) with scores above 75%.
  • Pass final written exam in the final on-site session with a score above 75%.
  • Pass the clinical acupoints exam in the final on-site session with a score above 75%.
  • Submit one veterinary acupuncture case report to be approved.
  • Complete 30-hours of advanced TCVM course training or internship with a certified veterinary acupuncturist. More information on completing the internship requirement can be found here.

Please note that the Chi Institute cannot issue any certification to DVM students until their DVM has been obtained.

CE Course Prerequisites
  • Ability to speak and understand the Chinese language.
Required Reading

To order books, please contact Dr. Hanwen Cheng at or 886-916908646.

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

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
Chi Taiwan Director, Dr. Hanwen Cheng:
Phone: 886-916908646, 886-910335180

Dr. Han Wen Cheng teaching a wet lab


Dr. Aituan Ma delivering a lecture


Chi Taiwan Students


Dr. Ma with some of her students


Dachshund being treated with electro-acupuncture