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Are you looking for more happiness, satisfaction, independence, and creativity in your veterinary life?  If so, find it here!  We have science-based certification programs in medical acupuncture, medical massage, photomedicine, botanical medicine, and integrative rehabilitation. We have led the way for over twenty years in integrative veterinary medical education.  We produce original, thought-provoking courses based on best practices, inspired by decades of  practice and teaching.  We continually raise the bar for standard of care.  And, we love making veterinary medicine sustainable, joyous, and rewarding for hard-working, compassionate veterinarians just like you. 

Information and Articles

The Biggest Myth About Integrative Veterinary Medicine – American Veterinarian

The Biggest Myth About Integrative Veterinary Medicine – American Veterinarian

Narda G. Robinson, DO, DVM, MS, FAAMA, president and CEO of CuraCore Integrative Medicine and Education Centers, says the biggest myth she sees about integrative medicine arises from Chinese medicine. There are entrepreneurial incentives to promote acceptance of an outdated ideology that was developed in a prescientific era, she explains. Dr. Robinson believes there is an appropriate compromise between Western medicine and a holistic approach.

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Using Acupuncture in Veterinary Medicine – American Veterinarian

Using Acupuncture in Veterinary Medicine – American Veterinarian

Acupuncture is one of the safest medical modalities, explains Narda G. Robinson, DO, DVM, MS, FAAMA, president and CEO of CuraCore Integrative Medicine and Education Centers. However, it is important to have a veterinary background when treating animals with acupuncture, because it is a medical approach, she adds. The most common uses for acupuncture are for musculoskeletal pain and neurologic conditions, Dr. Robinson says.

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One Medicine, One Acupuncture

One Medicine, One Acupuncture

“One Acupuncture”, modeled after “One Medicine”, embodies a system of translational acupuncture built upon science and hypothesis-driven research. Forging a synthesis between human and veterinary acupuncture requires consistency in point location across species so that meaningful comparisons can be made.

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SELECT A COURSE

Catupuncture™ Advanced Certification

Catupuncture™ Advanced Certification

What’s better than having lots of cats in your practice? Having cats that forgive you for the car ride once they realize how much better they feel with your treatment.

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Catupuncture™ Advanced Certification

Elevate standards of feline veterinary care by introducing the PRIMA™ (Pain, Rehabilitation, and Integrative Medicine Advantage) as first-line care.

This course teaches you how to incorporate, specifically for cats, medical acupuncture, photomedicine, medical massage, integrative rehabilitation methods, and selective botanicals. We emphasize safety, effectiveness, and feline receptivity to care; this allows you to tailor approaches for each patient and cultivate more buy-in from your feline clientele.

    45 Hrs Online CE (RACE approval pending)
    $1,795

    INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Narda Robinson and CuraCore Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians faculty and Integrative Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine faculty
    PREREQUISITE: Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians Graduate

    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.

    ACUPUNCTURE

    COURSES

    The acupuncture course at CuraCore will educate you on how to effectively employ integrative neuromodulation in a diversity of veterinary medical applications.
     

    MEDICAL MASSAGE

    COURSES

    Our medical massage workshops teach you to boost the self-healing capacity of your patients by performing informed palpations that bring about effective results.
     

    PHOTOMEDICINE

    COURSES

    You will learn about photomedicine’s medical benefits that can lesson healing time for your patients. Our courses are ongoing and open for registration.
     

    REHABILITATION

    COURSES

    Offer in-demand services to your patents after participating in our scientific, evidence-based integrative rehabilitation courses
     

    MAV Grad Hands-On Clinical Intensive

    MAV Grad Hands-On Clinical Intensive

    MAV Grads! If you’re ready for a review of hands-on assessment and treatment, join us for one of our new, in-person two-day classes specifically designed to boost your confidence and freshen up your technical skills.

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    MAV Grad Hands-On Clinical Intensive

    All of us have been there — you graduate from the course, earn your certification, and then jump into practice with both feet.  After a while, you’re ready for a review — you want to brush up on the basics and be among those that understand the fun as well as the challenges of becoming a veterinary medical acupuncturist.  Learn from established, caring, instructors who teach for the joy of seeing you succeed.  We look forward to seeing you again!

    CE credits RACE/NYSED approved.

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

    AVAILABLE DATES:
    Canine/Feline:

    • March 26-27, 2021
    • June 25-26, 2021
    • September 29-30, 2021
    • December 16-17, 2021

    Equine/Farm:

    • September 21-22, 2021

    LOCATION:  4007 Automation Way, Fort Collins, CO 80525
    INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Narda Robinson and our world-class instructors. View faculty here!

    Regisration Fee: $1,299

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

    BOTANICAL MEDICINE

    COURSES

    Veterinary botanical medicine provides numerous benefits. Our course teaches you how veterinary practitioners can use these botanical therapies in modern medicine.  

    REHABILITATION

    COURSES

    Offer in-demand services to your patents after participating in our scientific, evidence-based integrative rehabilitation courses
     

    MEDICAL MASSAGE

    COURSES

    Our medical massage workshops teach you to boost the self-healing capacity of your patients by performing informed palpations that bring about effective results.  

    PHOTOMEDICINE

    COURSES

    You will learn about photomedicine’s medical benefits that can lesson healing time for your patients. Our courses are ongoing and open for registration.  

    MAV Master Class

    MAV Master Class

    This course compiles several segments that, together, deliver a rigorous review of acupuncture fundamentals and an evidence-informed assemblage of best practices in fear-free integrative treatment with medical acupuncture and related techniques.

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    MAV Master Class

    Course Description

    The monthly program consists of twelve 90-minute sessions, delivered live online (synchronous), along with recordings of the program (asynchronous) to follow.  Students will have access to the session’s recorded presentation, reference materials and assessments through online modules available for one month from the time of enrollment for each section.

    Major Content Areas

    • Translational Anatomy of Acupuncture Points from the Human to the Canid, Presented in a Regional Format
    • Review of Neural, Vascular, Arthrodial, Fascial, and Muscular Interrelationships with Acupuncture Points along with Their Clinical Implications
    • Palpation Exercises on Oneself or a Partner
    • Best Practices Approaches Based on Anatomy and Published Scientific Literature
    • Multimodal Assessment and Treatment of Small Animals with Neurologic, Pain, Musculoskeletal, Internal Medical, and Cancer-Related Challenges, Incorporating Medical Acupuncture and Related Techniques

    Open to veterinarians and veterinary students who are currently enrolled or graduates of a veterinary acupuncture program.

    $149 each

    DATES: See the brochure for session information.
    LOCATION: Online
    INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Narda Robinson and Guest MAV Faculty
    PREREQUISITE: Certification via Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians or other acceptable acupuncture certification programs.

    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.

    ACUPUNCTURE

    COURSES

    The acupuncture course at CuraCore will educate you on how to effectively employ integrative neuromodulation in a diversity of veterinary medical applications.
     

    MEDICAL MASSAGE

    COURSES

    Our medical massage workshops teach you to boost the self-healing capacity of your patients by performing informed palpations that bring about effective results.
     

    PHOTOMEDICINE

    COURSES

    You will learn about photomedicine’s medical benefits that can lesson healing time for your patients. Our courses are ongoing and open for registration.
     

    REHABILITATION

    COURSES

    Offer in-demand services to your patents after participating in our scientific, evidence-based integrative rehabilitation courses
     

    eMAV™  for MAV Grads

    eMAV™ for MAV Grads

    Whether you graduated from MAV recently or 20 years ago, this program’s for you. One of the unexpected, creative gifts of the pandemic, CuraCore VET developed eMAV™ to meet the needs of MAV students who could not, or preferred not to, travel.  In so doing, we realized the unique value in Zoom coaching and self-directed learning through video uploads to the online program.

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    eMAV™ for MAV Grads

    We couldn’t keep this to ourselves and our current students. Thus, we are making eMAV™ available to MAV grads as a thoroughly enjoyable, interconnected means by which you can deepen your awareness of acupuncture point locations, electroacupuncture, myofascial palpation, needling skills, and patient care.  Sign up for eMAV™ today and receive your eMAV™ gear kit, complete with an animal model and push pins, sample acupuncture needles, a portable sharps container, and more. Then begin your 10 Sections of eMAV™ Clinical Intensive.  If you’re like the 40+ students that have joined in just over two months, you’re gonna love it!

    CE credits RACE/NYSED approved.

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

    AVAILABLE DATES: Always available
    LOCATION:  Completely online – modules / live, interactive distance learning.
    INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Narda Robinson and our world-class instructors. View faculty here!

    Regisration Fee: $2,995

    Additional items that may be ordered at registration:
    ITO ES-130 electroacupuncture package – $349

    Canine or equine mini-manual $50 ea

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

    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 $600 1 month / $1,650 3 months.

    BOTANICAL MEDICINE

    COURSES

    Veterinary botanical medicine provides numerous benefits. Our course teaches you how veterinary practitioners can use these botanical therapies in modern medicine.  

    REHABILITATION

    COURSES

    Offer in-demand services to your patents after participating in our scientific, evidence-based integrative rehabilitation courses
     

    MEDICAL MASSAGE

    COURSES

    Our medical massage workshops teach you to boost the self-healing capacity of your patients by performing informed palpations that bring about effective results.  

    PHOTOMEDICINE

    COURSES

    You will learn about photomedicine’s medical benefits that can lesson healing time for your patients. Our courses are ongoing and open for registration.  

    eMAV™  Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians

    eMAV™ Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians

    Travel during COVID have you worried? On-site sessions making you nervous? Here at CuraCore, we want to help you continue your education and reach your goals of being certified in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture. Introducing eMAV™ Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians, an all online and live, interactive, long-distance Clinical Intensive program designed just for you.

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    eMAV™ Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians

    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 eMAV™ course includes 10 modules for the canine/feline animal track or the equine/farm animal track, as well as all materials and supplies.

    The eMAV™ Clinical Intensive is 10 sections of additional coursework, video assessments, and Zoom sessions.  Each eMAV™ student will receive our MAVgear kit containing an electroacupuncture unit, needles, an animal model and pins for point locating and more.

    CE credits RACE/NYSED approved.

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

    *4th year veterinary students will need a university faculty member to agree to partner with them during the interactive long distance Clinical Intensive.  A separate agreement between all parties is required.

    AVAILABLE DATES: Always available LOCATION:  Completely online. Modules for home study are online and must be completed prior to participation in the live, interactive distance Clinical Intensive. INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Narda Robinson View faculty here!

    ** PRICING DETAILS:
    New Student – Veterinarians: Canine/Feline Animal Track or Equine/Farm Animal Track $8,700
    New Student – 4th Year Veterinary Students: Canine/Feline Animal Track or Equine/Farm Animal Track $8,100
    MAV Graduate Second Track: (already Small Animal Certified or Large Animal Certified) $3,250

    COURSE OVERVIEW
    eMAV™  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 eMAV™ 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. 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 the live interactive long-distance sessions. We now offer the Clinical Intensives via several, live interactive long-distance learning sessions.  These are done both in groups and one-on-one.  These serve as the clinical expertise-building portions of the program after you have completed the online instruction.  For those still wanting an in-person, hands-on session, eMAV™  grads are welcome to register for any of our onsite Clinical Intensives — simply register for the eMAV™ Grad Experience. eMAV™ 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%
    • Complete the interactive long distance eMAV™ Clinical Intensive
    • Pass a written and hands-on testing by greater than 70%
    • Submit and have accepted your case report (you have six months to complete without a penalty)

    Certificates are mailed upon successful completion. PLEASE NOTE: IF we do not have the confidence that you can perform a safe and effective treatment by means of our electronic meetings, you will need to complete additional 2 to 3 days onsite. We include one exam and one exam retake in the cost of the program. Cost of additional exam retakes is $125 for each additional testing session. IF we do not have confidence that the testing conditions were secure (i.e., you were being assisted by another party,) we may insist on in-person testing for certification. Am I Eligible? How Do I Register?

    eMAV™ Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians is open to Veterinarians world-wide as well as 4th year veterinary students* that are in good standing with their university.  Students will need a university faculty member to agree to partner with, throughout the eMAV™ Clinical Intensive. 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. *4th year veterinary students will need a university faculty member to agree to partner with them during the interactive long distance Clinical Intensive.  A separate agreement between all parties is required.
    Cancellation Policy:
    CuraCore® VET reserves the right to cancel the course or any clinical intensive(s), and to change the dates 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.

    Secure Testing Policy:
    CuraCore® VET, at its sole discretion, may determine the need for additional instruction and oversight for students where there are concerns relating to a student’s ability to perform a safe and effective treatment through our electronic meetings. If this occurs, students may be required to complete additional 2 to 3 days on site with additional fees applying. The fees are as follows: 2 days onsite – $995; 3 days onsite – $1,495.

    CuraCore includes one exam and one exam retake in the cost of the program. The cost for additional exam retakes is $125 for each additional testing session. In the event that CuraCore has security concerns over the testing conditions (e.g., concerns that a student was assisted by another party), CuraCore reserves the right to require in-person testing for certification, either in Colorado, or at one of our approved satellite testing sites.

    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 $600 1 month / $1,650 3 months.

    BOTANICAL MEDICINE

    COURSES

    Veterinary botanical medicine provides numerous benefits. Our course teaches you how veterinary practitioners can use these botanical therapies in modern medicine.  

    REHABILITATION

    COURSES

    Offer in-demand services to your patents after participating in our scientific, evidence-based integrative rehabilitation courses
     

    MEDICAL MASSAGE

    COURSES

    Our medical massage workshops teach you to boost the self-healing capacity of your patients by performing informed palpations that bring about effective results.  

    PHOTOMEDICINE

    COURSES

    You will learn about photomedicine’s medical benefits that can lesson healing time for your patients. Our courses are ongoing and open for registration.  

    Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians Canine/Feline 3-Day Onsite Program

    Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians Canine/Feline 3-Day Onsite Program

    Develop your skill and master your art under the aegis of our exceptional Small Animal team of dedicated instructors. Our strong team of accomplished faculty will inspire you to recreate your life and your practice around the principles of patient- and bond-centered leadership that generates renewed enthusiasm for life and career.

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    Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians (MAV) Canine/Feline Clinical Intensive Certification 3-Day 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.

    CE credits RACE/NYSED approved.

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

    AVAILABLE DATES:
    July 19 – 21, 2021
    August 9 – 11, 2021
    September 28 – 30, 2021
    October 11 – 13, 2021
    November 16 – 18, 2021
    January 17 – 19, 2022
    February 26 –  28, 2022
    March 14 – 16, 2022
    April 18 – 20, 2022

    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.

    INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Narda Robinson
    View faculty here!

    ** PRICING DETAILS
    New Student – Veterinarians:
    Canine/Feline Track Track $8,700

    New Student – 4th Year Veterinary Students:
    Canine/Feline Track $8,100

    MAV Graduate Canine/Feline Clinical Intensive Certification (already Equine/Farm Animal Certified) $3,250

    COURSE OVERVIEW

    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.

    BOTANICAL MEDICINE

    COURSES

    Veterinary botanical medicine provides numerous benefits. Our course teaches you how veterinary practitioners can use these botanical therapies in modern medicine.
     

    REHABILITATION

    COURSES

    Offer in-demand services to your patents after participating in our scientific, evidence-based integrative rehabilitation courses
     

    MEDICAL MASSAGE

    COURSES

    Our medical massage workshops teach you to boost the self-healing capacity of your patients by performing informed palpations that bring about effective results.
     

    PHOTOMEDICINE

    COURSES

    You will learn about photomedicine’s medical benefits that can lesson healing time for your patients. Our courses are ongoing and open for registration.
     

    Rehabilitation & Physical Medicine: PRIMA Move Ortho & Neuro

    Rehabilitation & Physical Medicine: PRIMA Move Ortho & Neuro

    These hybrid, online and onsite programs cover integrative rehabilitation for patients with orthopedic or neurological problems, whether they are pre-surgical, post-surgical, or perioperative. 

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    REHABILITATION & PHYSICAL MEDICINE – PRIMA MOVE ORTHO & NEURO

    Propel your practice into high gear.  Optimal motor function requires an engaged neural network, appropriate muscle tone and bulk, and healthful fascial mobility.  Our integrative rehabilitation program attends to all three.

    MOVE/Ortho teaches you how to work with rehabilitation basics, including therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular electrical stimulation, ultrasound, and pulsed electromagnetic field therapy, as they relate to musculoskeletal and neurologic impairment, respectively.

    MOVE/Neuro extends and applies principles and practices presented in MOVE/Ortho to the treatment of dogs with neurologic injury, debility, and dysfunction.  Online and onsite instruction addresses problems in the brain, spinal cord, cranial and peripheral nerves, and autonomic nervous system.

    Requirements for Certification in Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine (CRPM):

    • Completion of an internship.
    • Internship includes immersive workshop and written examination.
    • Successful completion of two clinical case reports; one neurological rehabilitation case and one musculoskeletal rehabilitation case.
    • Case reports must be submitted within five months from the internship to avoid $50 late fee.
    • Satisfactory completion of MOVE/Ortho and MOVE/Neuro.

    Registration opens June 2021.

    DATE: PRIMA Move Rehabilitation & Physical Medicine
     – Registration opens June 2021
    LOCATION: Hybrid
    INSTRUCTORS:
    Narda Robinson, DO, DVM, MS, FAAMA
    Deanna Rogers, PT, CCRP, CCFT
    Danielle Anderson, BSc, DVM, CCRP, cVMA

    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.

    ACUPUNCTURE

    COURSES

    The acupuncture course at CuraCore will educate you on how to effectively employ integrative neuromodulation in a diversity of veterinary medical applications.
     

    BOTANICAL MEDICINE

    COURSES

    Veterinary botanical medicine provides numerous benefits. Our course teaches you how veterinary practitioners can use these botanical therapies in modern medicine.
     

    MEDICAL MASSAGE

    COURSES

    Our medical massage workshops teach you to boost the self-healing capacity of your patients by performing informed palpations that bring about effective results.
     

    PHOTOMEDICINE

    COURSES

    You will learn about photomedicine’s medical benefits that can lesson healing time for your patients. Our courses are ongoing and open for registration.
     

    Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians Equine/Farm 3-Day Onsite Program

    Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians Equine/Farm 3-Day Onsite Program

    Spend your week focusing on Equine and Farm Animal Acupuncture. Learn from our premier cadre of Doctor-Observer-Coaches (DOCs) with a wealth of experience from international, academic, and mobile practice.

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    Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians (MAV) Equine/Farm Animal Clinical Intensive Certification 3-Day Onsite

    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 equine/farm animal track, as well as all materials and supplies.

    CE credits RACE/NYSED approved.

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

    AVAILABLE DATES:
    September 2021 is FULL. 
    October 18-20, 2021 is open for registration.
    8:00am – 5:00pm

    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 onsite at CuraCore Academy, 4007 Automation Way, Fort Collins, CO.

    INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Narda Robinson
    View faculty here!

    ** PRICING DETAILS:
    New Student – Veterinarians:
    Equine/Farm Animal Track $8,700

    New Student – 4th Year Veterinary Students:
    Equine/Farm Animal Track $8,100

    MAV Graduate Equine/Farm Animal Clinical Intensive Certification (already Small Animal Certified) $3,250

    COURSE OVERVIEW

    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.

    Choose the date 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.

    BOTANICAL MEDICINE

    COURSES

    Veterinary botanical medicine provides numerous benefits. Our course teaches you how veterinary practitioners can use these botanical therapies in modern medicine.
     

    REHABILITATION

    COURSES

    Offer in-demand services to your patents after participating in our scientific, evidence-based integrative rehabilitation courses
     

    MEDICAL MASSAGE

    COURSES

    Our medical massage workshops teach you to boost the self-healing capacity of your patients by performing informed palpations that bring about effective results.
     

    PHOTOMEDICINE

    COURSES

    You will learn about photomedicine’s medical benefits that can lesson healing time for your patients. Our courses are ongoing and open for registration.
     

    Photomedicine for Veterinarians

    Photomedicine for Veterinarians

    As a veterinary professional in either conventional or integrative medicine, photomedicine is an excellent complement to your medical practice because of its high level of safety and positive results. If you’re ready to provide healing options for your patients that don’t require injections or pharmaceuticals, it may be time to consider a CuraCore laser therapy course.

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    PHOTOMEDICINE for Veterinarians

    The first section of PRIMA™  Photomedicine covers the physiologic basis of photobiomodulation, i.e., the manner in which the medical application of light, whether through laser or light emitting diodes (LEDs), influences living tissue.  Topics include photobiomodulation for tissue repair, analgesia, circulatory restoration, neuroprotection and neural regeneration, reduction of inflammation, and immune modulation.  Free of financial conflicts of interest, Dr. Robinson critically evaluates the pros and cons of various laser and LED units.

    The second section of PRIMA™  Photomedicine calls upon learners to apply their knowledge from section I for the safe and effective treatment of pain, inflammation, nerve regeneration, and more.  We set the stage by establishing the scientific framework for the PRIMA™  Photomedicine Method which integrates seamlessly with Dr. Robinson’s Medical Acupuncture and Integrative Neuromodulation® method.  In so doing, graduates of this program and, ultimately, PRIMA™  certified practitioners, will enjoy the flexibility of utilizing a spectrum of integrative medicine methods to tackle challenging disorders such as brain and spinal cord disease or injury, peripheral and cranial nerve problems, musculoskeletal injury, pain (neuropathic, inflammatory, and visceral), internal medicine problems, and the adverse consequences of radiation therapy.

    $695

    DATE: Open and ongoing
    LOCATION: 40 Hours Online
    INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Narda Robinson

    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.

    ACUPUNCTURE

    COURSES

    The acupuncture course at CuraCore will educate you on how to effectively employ integrative neuromodulation in a diversity of veterinary medical applications.
     

    BOTANICAL MEDICINE

    COURSES

    Veterinary botanical medicine provides numerous benefits. Our course teaches you how veterinary practitioners can use these botanical therapies in modern medicine.
     

    REHABILITATION

    COURSES

    Offer in-demand services to your patents after participating in our scientific, evidence-based integrative rehabilitation courses
     

    MEDICAL MASSAGE

    COURSES

    Our medical massage workshops teach you to boost the self-healing capacity of your patients by performing informed palpations that bring about effective results.
     

    Veterinary Botanical Medicine Consultant

    Veterinary Botanical Medicine Consultant

    This course comprises Part I (Fundamentals) and Part II (Clinical Care), with 17 total modules. Sign up for this comprehensive course today!

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    VETERINARY BOTANICAL MEDICINE CONSULTANT

    This online course teaches participants science-based information on botanical remedies, including their mechanisms of action, indications, contraindications, herb-drug interactions and, for cannabis, legal and ethical concerns. Instruction comprises short videos, self-paced assignments, reading, critiques, and online quizzes. Upon completion, participants should be able to confidently discuss the pros and cons of various herbal options with their clients based on science and research.

    Download our brochure to learn more.

    $995

    DATE: Open and Ongoing
    LOCATION: 110 Hours Online
    INSTRUCTOR: Narda G. Robinson, DO, DVM, MS, FAAMA
    PRIMA and Veterinary Botanical Medicine Consultant Certification Requirements: Fundamentals (Part I) and Clinical Care (Part II).

    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.

    ACUPUNCTURE

    COURSES

    The acupuncture course at CuraCore will educate you on how to effectively employ integrative neuromodulation in a diversity of veterinary medical applications.
     

    MEDICAL MASSAGE

    COURSES

    Our medical massage workshops teach you to boost the self-healing capacity of your patients by performing informed palpations that bring about effective results.
     

    PHOTOMEDICINE

    COURSES

    You will learn about photomedicine’s medical benefits that can lesson healing time for your patients. Our courses are ongoing and open for registration.
     

    REHABILITATION

    COURSES

    Offer in-demand services to your patents after participating in our scientific, evidence-based integrative rehabilitation courses
     

    Cannabis for Veterinary Professionals

    Cannabis for Veterinary Professionals

    This entirely ONLINE course aims to educate veterinarians, veterinary nurses, and technicians about multiple aspects of cannabis treatment — recognizing its historical lineage, safety concerns, and proven ability to regulate endogenous analgesic and homeostatic processes.

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    Cannabis for Veterinary Professionals

    LEARN THE SCIENCE AND COMPLEXITY OF CANNABINOID MEDICINE.

    Veterinarians face many questions when it comes to cannabis.  How does it work? Is it safe? What are the safeguards to regulate veterinary products?  Which regulations impact veterinarians’ ability to prescribe cannabis?  How does cannabidiol (CBD) differ from delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol in terms of clinical effects and toxicity? Where can I find reliable information online?

    This course aims to educate veterinarians, veterinary nurses, and technicians about multiple aspects of cannabis treatment — recognizing its historical lineage, safety concerns, and proven ability to regulate endogenous analgesic and homeostatic processes.

    The class is open to veterinary healthcare professionals as well as those from other professions that have a desire to learn more about the pharmacology and safety issues concerning cannabis. As such, prospective enrollees should read the following prerequisites carefully in order to ensure that they have a strong enough scientifically based education in order to grasp fundamental pharmacologic and clinical concepts.

    Completion of this course does not grant the authority to prescribe any type of cannabis product, and participants should explore and understand local, regional, and national restrictions concerning cannabis that would apply to them and their practice, if applicable. Completion of this program does not grant any licensure or certification to practice medicine.

    $395

    DATE: Open and Ongoing
    LOCATION: 20 Hours Online
    INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Narda Robinson

    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.

    ACUPUNCTURE

    COURSES

     

    VETERINARY BOTANICAL

    COURSES

    Veterinary botanical medicine provides numerous benefits. Our course teaches you how veterinary practitioners can use these botanical therapies in modern medicine.

     

    MASSAGE

    COURSES

     

    PHOTOMEDICINE

    COURSES

     

     

    Medical Massage

    Medical Massage

    Our two-day hands-on workshop helps you develop “thinking fingers” to perform informed palpation of your patients, especially of the myofascial system. This will allow you to bolster your patients’ intrinsic self-healing capacity, involving neurologic, cardiovascular, digestive, immunologic and homeostatic physiologic networks.

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    Medical Massage Program

    Medical massage program incorporates several methods of hands-on, low-force techniques that target restrictions and pain mostly in the soft tissues of the body.  It improves quality of life, controls post-operative or post-procedural pain and stress, and supports mobility as well as functional recovery after injury, trauma, or surgery.

    Research from many medical disciplines, including osteopathic medicine, affirm the scientific effectiveness of integrative approaches like myofascial palpation & massage. It has been proven to treat pain, digestive problems, immune dysfunction, fatigue, and a variety of other conditions.

    CuraCore’s entirely online, strongly coached program teaches you the ways in which structure and function interrelate and express their interconnections in health and disease. 

    Students must complete reading assignments from Canine Medical Massage — Techniques and Clinical Applications as well as satisfactorily complete all assessments and synchronous coaching sessions.

    The program includes 5 modules of didactic work, 5 modules of Clinical Intensive, video assessments, and two live, interactive Zoom sessions of 1.5 hours each.

    $2,395

    DATE: TBD
    LOCATION: Online
    INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Narda Robinson

    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.

    ACUPUNCTURE

    COURSES

    The acupuncture course at CuraCore will educate you on how to effectively employ integrative neuromodulation in a diversity of veterinary medical applications.
     

    BOTANICAL MEDICINE

    COURSES

    Veterinary botanical medicine provides numerous benefits. Our course teaches you how veterinary practitioners can use these botanical therapies in modern medicine.
     

    REHABILITATION

    COURSES

    Offer in-demand services to your patents after participating in our scientific, evidence-based integrative rehabilitation courses
     

    PHOTOMEDICINE

    COURSES

    You will learn about photomedicine’s medical benefits that can lesson healing time for your patients. Our courses are ongoing and open for registration.
     

    Advanced Acupuncture Fundamentals and Clinical Applications

    Advanced Acupuncture Fundamentals and Clinical Applications

    Advanced Acupuncture Fundamentals and Advanced Acupuncture Clinical Applications to Further Your Acupuncture Skills!

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    Advanced Acupuncture Fundamentals and Clinical Applications

    Advanced Medical Acupuncture (AMA) curriculum to further elevate the bar for veterinary acupuncturists who have graduated from the Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians (MAV) program, the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, or the Chi Institute. The science of medical acupuncture is progressing rapidly.  There is no need to remain in a rut, doing the same treatments with the same protocols day after day.  Find out now how to make acupuncture mainstream, first-line care!

    Required Text: 

    Interactive Medical Acupuncture Anatomy by Narda G. Robinson, DO, DVM, MS, FAAMA,
    published by CRC Press, March 2, 2016 by Teton NewMedia – ISBN 9781591610205 – CAT#N11696

    The course will refer frequently to required reading assignments from this book.
    (Available through Amazon.)

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

    $1,995

    DATE: Open and ongoing
    LOCATION:  114 Hours Online
    INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Narda Robinson

    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.

    BOTANICAL MEDICINE

    COURSES

    Veterinary botanical medicine provides numerous benefits. Our course teaches you how veterinary practitioners can use these botanical therapies in modern medicine.
     

    REHABILITATION

    COURSES

    Offer in-demand services to your patents after participating in our scientific, evidence-based integrative rehabilitation courses
     

    MEDICAL MASSAGE

    COURSES

    Our medical massage workshops teach you to boost the self-healing capacity of your patients by performing informed palpations that bring about effective results.
     

    PHOTOMEDICINE

    COURSES

    You will learn about photomedicine’s medical benefits that can lesson healing time for your patients. Our courses are ongoing and open for registration.
     

    Medical Acupuncture for Veterinary Technicians

    Medical Acupuncture for Veterinary Technicians

    The goals of this course are to educate veterinary technicians on the mechanisms of action, indications, technical aspects, and evidential support related to medical acupuncture.

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    Medical Acupuncture for Veterinary Technicians

    No magic, just science.  We’ll teach you how it works.

    Are you veterinary technician wanting to improve your ability to explain to your clients different ways in which integrative medicine methods like acupuncture can be used to treat pain and facilitate recovery? Then this course is designed for you.

    As a veterinary healthcare worker, you are in the perfect position to raise awareness concerning science-based, rational, and effective medical treatments that may help reduce the need for potentially harmful prescriptions and even surgery.

    The goals of this online course are to educate veterinary technicians on the mechanisms of action, indications, technical aspects, and evidential support related to medical acupuncture. Please see our brochure for additional course details.

    $195
    DATE: Open and Ongoing
    LOCATION: Online
    INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Narda Robinson

    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.

    BOTANICAL MEDICINE

    COURSES

    Veterinary botanical medicine provides numerous benefits. Our course teaches you how veterinary practitioners can use these botanical therapies in modern medicine.
     

    REHABILITATION

    COURSES

    Offer in-demand services to your patents after participating in our scientific, evidence-based integrative rehabilitation courses
     

    MEDICAL MASSAGE

    COURSES

    Our medical massage workshops teach you to boost the self-healing capacity of your patients by performing informed palpations that bring about effective results.
     

    PHOTOMEDICINE

    COURSES

    You will learn about photomedicine’s medical benefits that can lesson healing time for your patients. Our courses are ongoing and open for registration.
     

    MEDICAL MASSAGE

    COURSES

    Our medical massage workshops teach you to boost the self-healing capacity of your patients by performing informed palpations that bring about effective results.
     

    BOTANICAL MEDICINE

    COURSES

    Veterinary botanical medicine provides numerous benefits. Our course teaches you how veterinary practitioners can use these botanical therapies in modern medicine.
     

    PHOTOMEDICINE

    COURSES

    You will learn about photomedicine’s medical benefits that can lesson healing time for your patients. Our courses are ongoing and open for registration.
     

    REHABILITATION

    COURSES

    Offer in-demand services to your patents after participating in our scientific, evidence-based integrative rehabilitation courses