Essentials of Veterinary Western Herbal Medicine
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Essentials of Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine

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Duration:

8 Weeks

Six week course with eight weeks access to content and tutor support.
Price:

$495.00 USD

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About the Course

This 'Essentials' course is designed to provide you with an introduction to the concepts of prescribing Chinese herbal medicine and some important veterinary Chinese herbal formulas. We keep it simple but effective and we build on what you already know by taking a biomedical approach to the herbs. We then cover gastrointestinal and renal disease from a basic Chinese medicine perspective to get you started with those frustrating cases and so that you can apply what you have learned. We hope this will then inspire you to go on and study veterinary Chinese herbal medicine in more detail with one of our Certification or advanced courses!

This course is evidence-based, self-paced and self-assessed. It is delivered by qualified and experienced practitioners with live tutor support. It is completed over eight weeks with immediate start! This course is open to veterinarians with no prior training in Chinese herbal medicine.

Student Feedback: "I became intersted in adding acupuncture to my practice as a way to fill in the gaps when Western medicine wasn't enough. I found this course to be a great review of the principles of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine as well as providing an introduction to herbal medicine. The way the lessons were set up made it easy to fit into a busy schedule because I didn't need to devote large chinks of time all at once. It has given me more confidence in choosing basic formulas and the desire to continue with further studies." Dr Julie Smiley, USA, DVM

 

Please note that this is an evidence-based course delivered by qualified and experienced practitioners but is not an Australian government-accredited qualification.

Communication and course materials

We will provide self-paced learning content and activities within the myCIVT classroom online. You will receive a login and password to access this room. From myCIVT you can access course content as well as submit assessment tasks. Email/Zoom support is available. 

Assessments

Multiple choice open book

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Apply basic knowledge and understanding of classical TCM formulas for use in the management of your clinical cases from both a TCM and biomedical perspective
  • Know how a given formula can be analysed from the individual herb components to judge how the formula might work and therefore be applied to appropriate cases
  • Prescribe an appropriate Chinese herbal formula and individualized TCM treatment for a select group of GIT and renal conditions based on the TCM assessment of your patients
  • Integrate conventional and TCM treatments where necessary safely and effectively
  • Apply knowledge of potential herb/drug interactions and address and avoid potential side effects

Credits

  • 10.5 RACE Credits
Dr Jodi Van Tine
Dr Steve Marsden

Meet the Tutors and Lecturers

Dr Jodi Van Tine
MA, DVM, GDVA, GDVCHM
Dr. Jodi Van Tine received a Masters Degree in Cellular Immunology from San Jose State University in 1990. She earned the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from the University of California, Davis, in 1994. For three years she practiced mixed...
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DVM, ND, MSOM, GDVA, GDVCHM, Dipl.AC, Dipl.CH, AHGDr
Dr Steve Marsden received his doctorate in veterinary medicine at the University of Saskatchewan in 1988. At the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon he obtained a doctorate in Naturopathic medicine, a Master's of Science...
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Before you take the course

Below requirements are needed before you can take this course.

Students should have independent computer skills and be able to access the internet. This course is restricted to registered veterinarians. 

Course Testimonials

Get inspired with our student journeys.

"I became intersted in adding acupuncture to my practice as a way to fill in the gaps when Western medicine wasn't enough. I found this course to be a great review of the principles of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine as well as providing an introduction to herbal medicine. The way the lessons were set up made it easy to fit into a busy schedule because I didn't need to devote large chinks of time all at once. It has given me more confidence in choosing basic formulas and the desire to continue with further studies."

Dr Julie Smiley
DVM
United States of America

"I was inspired to do the course to support my acupuncture practice and help fill a hole where I felt my treatments could be lacking. I thoroughly enjoyed the course. The amount of time estimated was pretty spot on. The lectures are broken into chunks which suited me well. The material is well explained in a way that allowed me to get started using the treatments immediately. The time frame for getting the work done wasn't overwhelming. It was a very positive experience for me."

Dr Ilona Hudson
BVSc, MACVSc, Grad Dip Animal Chiro, CVA
Australia

Frequently Asked Questions

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Is online study right for me?

The College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies offers courses that are both challenging and rewarding. You can learn at your own pace under the tutelage of experts in their field. Online or distance learning is not for everyone. Think carefully before you enroll. To succeed in online learning and distance education you will need:

  • A commitment to study and enquiry
  • To be capable of self directed learning with our guidance and support through your course
  • Motivation to pursue your course of study
  • Access to the internet and a printer
  • A good internet service that provides a good speed for downloads
  • An enthusiasm for engaging with your tutors and peers
  • The ability to work on your own or collaborate in a team
  • The capability of an independent level of written and spoken English
  • An appointment by phone may be requested prior to course commencement- we don't want you to start if we think we can't provide the right experience for you
  • If you are not sure contact us, we can help you gain a  full understanding of our courses before applying.

What you won't need is to pay airfares, travel, hotel bills by participating in green education!

All our courses are available to enrol at any time.  Our courses are part time, self paced within the course timeframe, and fully online.  Sometimes there is a scheduled start date for a course, in which we accept a group intake of enrolments. This encourages a cohort of students to move through the course together, making for a more interactive learning experience.

Although some courses have live sessions available, there are no live sessions that you are required to attend for any of our courses.  Our courses are delivered online and are self paced within the course timeframe, to give you the greatest flexibility with your study. You can study anywhere, anytime that suits you. We have great learning tools such as lectures, comprehensive course notes, videos, online resources, discussion forum and continuous support from our highly qualified and experienced tutors to help you can get the most out of your course.

Please refer to our enrolment terms and conditions when seeking extra time in a course, https://civtedu.org/enrolment-terms-and-conditions 

If you take a "leave of absence/deferral" from a course this freezes your progress in the course.  You will have no access to the course during this time.  A request for a leave of absence/deferral can be made for up to 3 months, initially.  Longer periods of time away from the course can be reviewed after this time.  If you want to use any course resources whilst you are taking your leave of absence/deferral you will need to download the material (such as documents, course notes, reading material) beforehand.  There is no fee to take a leave of absence/deferral, however your regular payment instalments for the course will continue.

If you request an "extension" for a course, you may be given extra time in a course and still have full access to the course.  An extension can be granted for up to, or equal to, the maximal period of study for that course.  There is a fee involved in applying for an extension, this varies according to the amount of extra time requested and is found on the link provided.

 

This depends on the type of course you enrol in.

Our introductory or short courses require approximately 3-5 hours per week.  Our Certifications and Graduate Diplomas require approximately 5-10 hours per week.  This will vary amongst individuals, depending on the pace in which they learn.  More time may be needed each week, depending on how long an individual needs to spend on completing assignments. 

If you are a registered Veterinarian, you are eligible to enrol in any of our courses, https://civtedu.org/courses 

If you are a Veterinary Technician or Veterinary Nurse or Animal Health Professional you may be able to apply to enrol in selected courses for Veterinarians, however you will need to go through an eligibility process first. Otherwise, you can apply for our courses for Animal Health Professionals, https://civtedu.org/courses/animal-health-professionals 

If you are a Pet Owner, you can apply for our courses designed for Pet Owners, https://civtedu.org/courses/pet-owners 

 

Earn your own CIVT certificate of completion

The College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies offers courses that are both challenging and rewarding. You can learn at your own pace under the tutelage of experts in their field. What you won’t need is to pay airfares, travel, hotel bills by participating in green education!

Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and sent to you upon successful completion of the program, as per the stipulated requirements.

What's next after taking this course

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