Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians
MAV expands reach to a global audience!
Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians is now accessible to veterinarians everywhere, any time!
Modules of MAV (didactic and interactive online learning) available in January 2014!
Equine and Farm Animal – April 4-8, 2014 & October 10-14, 2014
Small Animal and Exotics – April 9-13, 2014 & October 15-19, 2014
Dr. Robinson and colleagues who teach the course have built a library of video-based lectures and highly engaging, interactive learning modules. This format affords access to leading edge, scientific, integrative medical education to practitioners across the globe.
- All lectures and interactive exercises will take place online, with on-site activities reserved for hands-on workshops, clinical assessment exercises, and practical examination testing.
- The Modules of MAV represents a detailed, sequential curriculum beginning with the basics and moving into integration with self-evaluation steps that guide the student through the learning process, ensuring mastery of concepts as information builds.
- Upon completion of the Modules of MAV, you will be eligible to attend on-site, hands-on labs, known as Clinical Intensive. This portion prepares participants for real-world cases and ensures mastery of palpation and treatment techniques.
- Upon completion of the Modules of MAV and the Clinical Intensives, per your chosen registration option, you will receive your medical acupuncture for veterinarian certificate of completion.
- Registration is now open! Upon registering, you will need to submit a copy of your veterinary license and 50% deposit to hold your spot in the course. The remaining balance will be due by December 20, 2013.
- A confirmation letter containing more information and course details will be sent once your registration form and payment has been received.
- Between getting your confirmation letter and the start of the course, you will receive communication via email with more details regarding and what to expect.
Frequently Asked Questions
What will I see and how do I participate in the online course?
- There are several different elements to the online course. When watching lectures, you will see the lecturers speak as well as their slide presentations. MAV online forums will be set up by presenters and open to registrants of the course. This provides you added opportunity to ask your lecturers questions.
What do I need for equipment if I take the course online? If confused, contact us and we will help you determine your online readiness.
Your system must have the following specifications:
- Bandwidth: Minimum of 1.5 Mbps
- Computer Resolution: Minimum of 1024 x 768
- Operating Systems:
- Windows: XP or better
- Mac: OS 10.6 or better
- iOS: 6.0 or better
- Android: 4.0 or better
- Firewalls, proxy servers, and content filters must all permit access:
– HTTP (TCP port 80)
– HTTP and HTTPS (TCP port 443)
– RTMP (port 80)
How do I obtain course lecture notes and materials? Will they be mailed to me ahead of time?
- Lecture notes will be available for download after you register.
- Once you have successfully registered for the course, you’ll receive an email to a secure page (login and password protected) to all the course materials. You’ll need to have PDF viewing software installed on your device.
Will I be able to view the presentations at a later time if I missed any part of the live presentation?
- As part of your registration fee, you will receive access to view the content for the period of time it takes to complete the course.
Can I view the live stream on my iPad or other tablet device?
- As long as your device’s browser supports HTML5 or Flash file playback, then yes, you can. Please check our browser test page with the device you wish to use. We do not recommend viewing the live stream on a mobile phone as the screen size will be too small.
Faculty and Staff
Narda G. Robinson, DO, DVM, MS, FAAMA (Course Director) is the country’s leading authority on scientific complementary and alternative veterinary medicine (CAVM). With over two decades of practicing, teaching, and writing about holistic approaches in both veterinary and human osteopathic medicine, Dr. Robinson delivers straight talk on CAVM to help health¬care professionals sort fact from fiction.
A scholar, researcher, and widely read author on evidence-based approaches to CAVM, Dr. Robinson holds the only professorship at a veterinary college designed specifically to investigate the legitimacy of CAVM. In 1998, she launched Colorado State University’s first integrative medicine service and she now heads the Colorado State University Center for Comparative and Integrative Pain Medicine. Dr. Narda has taught a variety of continuing education courses in CAVM since 1997, ranging from medical acupuncture and medical massage to botanical medicine and integrative pain medicine. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (AB) degree from Harvard/Radcliffe, a doctorate in osteopathic medicine (DO) from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, and both a doctorate in veterinary medicine (DVM) and master’s degree in biomedical sciences (MS) from the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. She has also earned the highest membership status of fellow within the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (FAAMA), a physician acupuncture leadership organization. For several years, Dr. Robinson has served on the American Board of Medical Acupuncture, the board-certifying organization for physician medical acupuncturists.
Dr. Robinson writes a monthly complementary medicine column for Veterinary Practice News. In 2010 she received the honor of inclusion in The Bark magazine’s “Bark’s 100: The Best and Brightest” list of top “innovators, thinkers, and achievers who relished challenges and whose creativity, compassion, and commitment helped reshape the world of dogs and our understanding of it.”
Click here for a full list of faculty and clinical preceptors (subject to change).
Registrants must be either licensed veterinarians, or hold an equivalent right to practice veterinary medicine such as serving as faculty in a veterinary college, or fourth-year veterinary students with written permission from their college dean or dean’s office.
CVMA has been submitted a request for CE approval to the Colorado State Board of Veterinary Medicine. We have not submitted the course for RACE approval, so check with your state board for CE approval.
Certification of Completion
Satisfactory completion of the program requires attending all lectures and laboratories as well as achieving a passing grade on the written and practical examinations.
Lectures and laboratories will be held at the Fort Collins Marriott (350 E. Horsetooth Road, Fort Collins, CO 80525) and on the CSU College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences campus.
No audio or visual recording is permissible at any time.