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Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians (MAV) Canine/Feline Clinical Intensive Certification Onsite Program

Thousands of medical providers have completed Dr. Narda Robinson’s course on veterinary medical acupuncture. Dr. Robinson created this course because she saw a need among her veterinary colleagues for an exhaustive, in-depth medical acupuncture course that is exclusively based upon science. Licensed veterinarians as well as 4th year veterinary students, can apply for this course.

Our thoughtfully orchestrated curriculum, designed by Dr. Narda Robinson, will guide you through the fundamentals of medical acupuncture, neurophysiology, and neuromodulation.

The Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course includes 10 modules for the small animal track, as well as all materials and supplies.

CuraCore’s MAV graduates also receive one FREE MAV for Technician‘s course for well trained staff at your practice!

CE credits RACE/NYSED approved.

Payment (check or credit card) is due in full at time of registration.

May 24 – 26, 2023
August 15 – 16, 2023*
October 17 – 18, 2023*
November 14 – 15, 2023*
March 20 – 21, 2024*

LOCATION:  Hybrid online and onsite. Modules for home study are online and must be completed prior to attending the Clinical Intensive.

Hands-on Clinical Intensive workshops are at CuraCore Academy, 4007 Automation Way, Fort Collins, CO.

*NEW FORMAT! Please see our information page on the new Clinical Intensive format beginning June 2023!

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Narda Robinson
View faculty here!

New Student – Veterinarians:
Canine/Feline Track Track $9,750

New Student – 4th Year Veterinary Students:
Canine/Feline Track $8,749

MAV Graduate Canine/Feline Clinical Intensive Certification (already Equine/Farm Animal Certified) $3,900


Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians Certification Program, RACE/NYSED approved

Narda G. Robinson, DO, DVM, MS, FAAMA founded the field of veterinary medical acupuncture in 1998.  She based her work, and her course, Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians (MAV), on information derived from lifelong study of the principles and practice of human and veterinary acupuncture, osteopathic medicine, and the art and science of neuromodulation.

Her impact has spread worldwide, influencing both veterinary and human understanding of the science of acupuncture through works such as her landmark extensively researched 1215 page highly visual medical atlas, Interactive Medical Acupuncture Anatomy, published in 2016.

Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians is a product of Dr. Robinson’s lifetime commitment to building and sharing her knowledge in the most dynamic and professional manner.

Throughout this program, you will learn ways to provide your patients safe and effective treatments, whether you practice in a general, pain medicine and rehabilitation, specialty, or home-care setting.

We educate you on the scientific support of medical acupuncture and related techniques can make you a more effective practitioner. Implementing scientific medical acupuncture and related techniques provide new avenues through which to address difficult and frustrating problems commonly seen in veterinary practice.

The MAV curriculum provides you with the skills needed to thoroughly examine animals and offer relief from:

  • Post-surgical pain and ileus
  • Debilitating arthritis
  • Chronic back and neck pain
  • Intervertebral disk disease
  • Immune dysfunction
  • Muscle tension
  • And much more!

This is only a sampling of the illnesses and symptoms you’ll learn how to treat using medical acupuncture as a CuraCore certified veterinarian.

We encourage students enrolling in MAV to register as soon as possible for the next Clinical Intensive.  You must complete the 50+ hours of online video instruction, assessments for each module, and mastery of the canine or equine “big points” innervations and locations prior to joining us onsite.

We offer the onsite Clinical Intensives several times a year.  These serve as the clinical expertise-building portions of the program after you have completed the online instruction.  We hold our Clinical Intensives in beautiful Colorado.

Clinical Intensives focus on small or large animals.

To become certified in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture (cVMA) you must successfully complete the following:


  • Complete all online modules quizzes and assessments (prior to the Clinical Intensive)
  • Pass all online quizzes and assessments by greater than 70%
  • Attend the Clinical Intensive
  • Pass all onsite written and hands-on testing by greater than 70%
  • Submit and have accepted your case report(s) (you have five months to complete without a penalty)

Certificates are mailed upon successful completion.

Am I Eligible? How Do I Register?

Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians (MAV) is open to Veterinarians world-wide as well as 4th year veterinary students that are in good standing with their university.

Click on the registration button that is the Clinical Intensive you plan on attending.  Fill out the form along with your preferred payment method and submit.  All qualified registrants are entered into the learning system quickly to start the learning process.

Cancellation Policy
CuraCore reserves the right to cancel the course or any clinical intensive(s), and to change the dates or venue of the intensive(s). A full refund will be given if the course is canceled. No refunds will be granted once you have started the course.

Cancellation Policy
CuraCore® VET reserves the right to cancel the course or any clinical intensive(s), and to change the dates or venue of the intensive(s). A full refund will be given if the course is canceled. No refunds will be granted once you have started the course.

Deferral Policy
Students who wish/need to defer to the next available Clinical Intensive, greater than 60 days prior to the Clinical Intensive date, are assessed a $700 deferment fee.
Students deferring less than 60 days prior to the Clinical Intensive, are assessed a $1,000 deferment fee.

Students who wish/need to extend access to the online learning center beyond one year, are assessed learning center access fees at the rate of $800/1 mo; $2,000/3 mo; $4,875/year.



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