Upcoming Courses / Events
JULY 2022 CE
29 - 31, 2022 ,
$750 for in-person (including meals and snacks), $600 for attendance via Zoom
Spiritual Background of Life and Disease – the Pulse as a Way
Are Thoresen, DVM
Hello Dear Veterinarians, RVTs, Managers, Support Staff and Students (Everyone in our Veterinary Profession!)
AVAC (Association of Veterinary Acupuncturists of Canada) is very excited to be offering Dr Are Thoresen's Acupuncture Course July 29 to 31, 2022 in Calgary Alberta!
Please Click Here for our Course Agenda.
This is some awesome background about Dr Thoresen's techniques. Click Here to View!
We look forward to seeing you in person or via Zoom for this course!
Cost: $750 for in-person including meals and snacks, or $600 for Zoom option
Please contact AVAC or Dr Julie Schell to register or if you have any questions:
On Pins and
Needles: An introduction to veterinary acupuncture by Dr Janice Huntingford
(DVM, DACVSMR, CVA,
CVPP, CCRT CAVCA)
Click Here for the Event Flyer.
This lecture is for you if you want to learn more about acupuncture, want to refer pets for acupuncture treatment and understand how it works or are considering studying acupuncture.
This Continuing Education video is available to AVAC Members for free, and to non-members for $25. Non-members can purchase the video here.
AVAC 2021/2022 Membership Registration
***New for 2021: Due to a change with IVAS by-laws, IVAS and AVAC memberships must now by paid no later than May 31st. Memberships will still follow the fiscal year of July 1st – June 30th, but with the updated payment due date. ***
AVAC $90 + IVAS $110 + $30 surcharge/exchange rate (IVAS dues are paid in US funds) = $230.00
Membership fees are due annually by online payment via Moneris, Interac E-Transfer or off-line payment via cheque. For annual membership renewal by Moneris payment, please fill out your Moneris form first and include your Moneris 'Order ID' on your membership renewal form.
To pay by cheque, please print your membership form. Interac E-Transfer are also accepted. Please see our Registration Form for details.
For both types of payments, please fill out a complete membership form, and e-mail to email@example.com or send by post with your cheque to 3271 Yonge St, Toronto, ON, M4N 2L8.
AVAC 2021 Continuing Education Conference Videos
AVAC Online Fall 2021 Continuing Education with Hannah Sherebrin & Dr. Julie Schell
Our Topics are Vicarious Trauma and Radical Compassion, and Acupuncture to Relieve Stress and Trauma. As we struggle with the professional and emotional effects of our work and the global pandemic, we need to understand the differences between burnout and vicarious trauma. This workshop aims to look at the effects of trauma in our daily professional conduct, and find ways to become more resilient when we care for animals or their owners. One of the ways to help ourselves is self-care with compassion.br>
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Vicarious Trauma and Radical Compassion & Acupuncture to Relieve Stress and Trauma Presentations (3.5 hours)
Online CE Video purchase: AVAC Members $125
AVAC 2020 Continuing Education Conference Videos
AVAC Online Fall 2020 Continuing Education with Dr Michelle Tilghman
Our topic is Acupuncture and Physical Rehabilitation. Our lecturer in Dr Michelle Tilghman, DVM, CVA, CCRP, owner of Loving Touch Animal Center in Georgia, is a renowned international educator and adjunct professor at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. This workshop will cover the integration of physical therapy with acupuncture as well as special topics of interest to practitioners such as pediatrics, acupuncture for neurological disorders and diseases and a study report on acupuncture in transitional cell carcinoma. This workshop will be online, with recorded and live interaction sessions. Recordings will be available for 3 months following this year's event.
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Session #1 - Presentation (1 hour)
Session #1 - Q&A (1 hour)
Session #2 - Presentation (2 hours)
Session #2 - Q&A (1 hour)
Session #3 - Presentation (1 hour)
Session #3 - Q&A (1 hour)
7.5 hours IVAS CE credits approved
Online CE Video purchase: AVAC Members $125 Pay online with Moneris.
AVAC Lecture Videos
The 2016 AVAC CE recorded
lectures with Dr. Sivula, and
the 2017 AVAC CE recorded
lectures with Dr. Marsden are
now available to AVAC Members at
2016 Seminar: 5 hours IVAS CE credits
2017 Seminar: 6 hours IVAS CE credits
Fall Advanced Acupuncture CE Seminar 2016 with Dr. Neal Sivula
Fall Advanced Acupuncture CE Seminar 2017 with Dr. Steve Marsden