Dr Kim Samuelsen was born outside of Copenhagen, Denmark. He earned his veterinary degree from the University of Copenhagen in 1981.
After working in bovine practice, he discovered acupuncture from a colleague as a way of treating uterine torsions. He transitioned to equine practice and was certified by IVAS for acupuncture in 1997, and was certified by the International School of Osteopathy in 2003. In 2006 he studied indirect osteopathy with Dr Patricia Kortegaas.
In 2015 Dr Samuelsen began to use acupuncture to treat small animals, horses, and humans at his home. Earlier this year he transitioned out of working in a collective of equine practitioners that shared emergency calls, and is now concentrating solely on his acupuncture practice.
Dr Samuelsen has long been active in organizational medicine. He has served as Treasurer for NoVAS since 2004, has been involved with the IVAS Examination Committee since 2008, has served as an IVAS Board Member and as IVAS President.