CIVT1006VA Certification in Veterinary Acupuncture (small animal)

CIVT1006VA Certification in Veterinary Acupuncture (small animal) is a 15-month, part-time, fully on-line course orientated towards applied theory, both traditional and scientific which can be applied to clinical practice almost immediately. You will be able to develop your confidence and competence during the course with continuous case support from tutors, regular live case forums, and one-to-one practical sessions/assessments using Skype. You begin your clinical training with simulated cases but rapidly transform to discussion of your own patients and your treatment progress.

COURSE FEES 2017-2018

Residents of Asia/Pacific, Africa, Central & South America: $6084AUD (13 monthly payments of $468)

Residents of Europe: €4056 Euro (13 monthly payments of €312)

Residents of the UK: £3534.05 GBP (12 monthly payments of £271.85)

A scanned copy of your qualifications and photo identification (passport/ driver’s licence or similar) is required to complete enrolment. If you are a veterinary technician, you will require a scanned copy of your qualifications, photo identification, proof of a minimum of 5 years practice experience and a letter of support from your veterinary clinic stating that they will permit you to examine and treat appropriate patients to fulfil the clinical obligations of this course.

Not available to residents of Australia or North America.


The four modules of this course are taken sequentially, approximately 3 months per module. You will begin to use acupuncture within the first module (for musculo-skeletal issues initially) and gradually build your skills and knowledge to include more complex internal medicine problems.

Successful completion of the certification requires you to be treating a range of cases (minimum of 10 different cases seen on  2 or more occasions) by the final module and record these in a case log-book which provides ‘proof’ of your skills and knowledge. You must also complete ALL assessments included in the modules (pass rate of 70% or more required).

This course can articulate directly into the post-graduate qualification, 10015NAT Graduate Diploma of Veterinary Acupuncture. Contact: for more details.


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Please complete the enrolment form HERE (course code: CIVT1006VA). Scan or photograph supporting documents and e-mail them to; please mark for attention of Kathy McQuillan. Please include in this e-mail your preferred payment option (lump sum or instalments) and an appropriate invoice will be sent to you. Please read the Enrolment Terms and Conditions before enrolling.

TEACHING FACULTY (Veterinary Acupuncture)
Dr Steve Marsden DV, ND MSOM GDipVA GDipVCHM Dipl.AC Dipl.CH CVA AHG

Veterinary Chinese Medicine Master

Dr Barbara Fougere BVMS(Hons) MODT    BHSc (CMed) MHSc (Herb Med) GDipVA GDipVCHM      GDip VWHM CVBM CVCP CMAVA

Veterinary Integrative Medicine Specialty

Dr Jodi Van Tine BSc MA DVM GDipVA GDipVCHM  

Chinese Medicine Specialty

Dr Joanna Milan DVM GDipVA GDipVCHM CVA (IVAS) D Vet Hom

Chinese Medicine Specialty


Chinese Medicine Specialty



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