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International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) December 18, 2010

Posted by MSW in Treatment.

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The International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting excellence in the practice of veterinary acupuncture, as an integral part of the total veterinary health care delivery system. The Society endeavors to establish uniformly high standards of veterinary acupuncture through its educational programs and accreditation examination. IVAS seeks to integrate veterinary acupuncture and the practice of western veterinary science.

IVAS was formed and chartered in 1974. It is the only international veterinary acupuncture organization and has members from many countries. Consequently, it serves a networking and communication function. IVAS coordinates veterinary acupuncture activity on this international basis. However, it is expected that each country, state, province or principality eventually will develop local veterinary acupuncture societies to respond to local issues, as has already happened in several countries. IVAS also encourages the formation of student chapters at veterinary colleges.

The International Veterinary Acupuncture Society has been incorporated and chartered as a non-profit perpetual educational organization



1. Anahita - November 22, 2011


I am writing from India. We have a retired thoroughbred horse who we think has wobblers. Any idea if we can have this treated with acupuncture and any advice on this would be hugely apprecaited!!

With hope,

2. Mitch Williamson - November 23, 2011

Hi Anahita

There is a whole acupuncture studies and practise on horses. Find your local acupuncturist and keep asking people to find one in India.


This Vet trains people in India too.

Horse Acupuncture

Horse Acupuncture is an independently run program located in Australia. Allan Moffatt, director of the International College of Equine Therapies in Australia, is the founder of the program. The equine therapeutic acupuncture course is a one-year diploma program. Course highlights include energy flows in horses, energy massage and muscle release techniques as well as electrical and magnetic acupuncture therapy for horses. The coursework also includes topics in homeopathy, spirit work touching and herbal medicine as it applies to treating horses. In addition to receiving theoretical training, students will have the opportunity to learn the practical application of their coursework through hands-on instruction. The 42-course instruction is also available in CD format for students who wish to take the course through distance learning. International students who live in select countries, including the United States, England, Wales Canada and India, can take these courses.

Horse Acupuncture



Best Wishes
Mitch and Maria

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