‚Äč22nd Annual International Conference on TCVM 


November 19 - 22, 2020 

Chi Institute: 9650 West Highway 318, Reddick, FL USA

Main Theme: Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Diseases in Dogs, Cats, and Horses 

The Annual TCVM Conference has been conducted every year since 1999. It provides a great opportunity for veterinarians to learn from the top TCVM experts and meet TCVM practitioners from all over the world. Additionally, TCVM practitioners and research scientists from around the world are invited to speak about their clinical experiences and research findings. The conference will span over the course of four days, with two days of lectures and two days of rotating workshops. 



  • Learn from world-renowned speakers and get the latest updates on TCVM.
  • Enjoy networking opportunities with like minds from around the world.
  • Reunite with old friends and make new ones.
  • Earn up to 32 CE hours.
  • Receive a digital PDF file of the conference lectures handouts.
  • Add a complimentary hardcover conference proceedings to your TCVM library.

Conference Lecture (Nov. 19-20, 2020): $425*  - 16 CE Hours 
*Early bird registration rate ends by 8/18/2020

$475 advanced registration rate ends by 10/18/2020
$525 normal registration rate after 10/18/2020

PDF download file instructions will be emailed to attendee.
Optional binder of printed lecture handout will be available for pick up on site or shipped to virtual attendees: $35 

Workshops (Nov. 21-22, 2020) - 4 CE Hours Each

Equine TCVM Scanning & Lameness Diagnostics  $250 
Clinical Veterinary Ozone Therapy  $250
Integrative Approach to Exotic Animals cancelled $250 

Workshop registration is only open to the conference lecture attendees.


  • $100 off when registering for any 2 workshops
  • $50 off for current WATCVM members 

Conference lecture and workshop registration fees will be due 90 days before conference.

Co-sponsor: World Association of TCVM



Due to the travel restrictions both domestically and internationally due to COVID-19, the Annual Conference of TCVM will have a Virtual Attendance Option. Lectures and Workshops will be streamed Live via Zoom and recorded for 3 months online access for convenient streaming. 

On-site attendees will also receive 3 months online access for convenient streaming.  

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Attendees of the 2019 Conference in China.

Attendees of the 2019 Conference in China during lectures.

Attendees of the 2018 Conference in Florida.

Lecture Hall from the 2017 Annual Conference in Canada

Entertainment and dinner banquet of the 2017 Conference.

Attendees of the 2016 International Conference in China.

Lecture Syllabus
Syllabus subject to change.

Thursday, November 19, 2020
Gastrointestinal Diseases

8:00 - 8:30
8:30 - 9:30
How to Use the TCVM for IBD

Dr. Mitsie Vargas

9:30 - 10:00
TCVM Diagnostic Methods for Gastrointestinal Disease in Dogs and Cats
Dr. Aja Senestraro
10:30 - 11:30
Food Therapy for Gastrointestinal Disorders in Dogs and Cats
Dr. Margaret Fowler
11:30 - 12:00
Pancreatitis: Diagnosis and Treatment using Warm Disease Theory (Wen Bing Xue)

Dr. Cynthia Lankenau

12:00 - 12:30
Effects of Acupuncture for Megacolon in Small Animals

Dr. Weerapongse Tangjitjaroen

1:30 - 1:40
TCVM Treatment of Gastric Dilatation in a Dog

Dr. Yihan Li

1:40 - 1:50
Canine case study:Strike the Wood, Light the Fire, and Singe the Earth

Dr. Joan Winter

1:50 - 2:00
Harnessing the Power ofQifor Treatment of Equine Gas Colics

Dr. Suzan Seelye

2:00 - 2:30
How to Balance Gastrointestinal Disorders in Animals

Dr. Antonio Alfaro

2:30 - 3:00
Correlation between TCVM Pattern Diagnosis and Gastroscopy in Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome

Dr. Amelia Munsterman

3:30 - 4:00
Food Therapy for Gastrointestinal Ulcers in Horses
Dr. Margaret Fowler
4:00 - 4:30
Clinical Application of TCVM for Ileus Paralytic Horses

Dr. Lorena Lloret

4:30 - 4:40
The Use of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine for Treatment of Chronic Diarrhea and Lameness on a Horse
Dr. Silvia Do Valle
4:40 - 5:00
Integrative Therapy for an Anorexic Walrus

Dr. Erika Nelson

Integrative Therapy for Grizzly Bear with Severe Degenerative Joint Disease
5:00 - 5:10 TCVM Treatment for Idiopathic Sialorrhea in a Koala Dr.V. Renea Johnson
5:10 - 5:30 The Effectiveness of IntegratingGui Pi Tangwith Conventional Medicine in the Treatment of Thrombocytopenia and Severe Thrombocytopenia in Dogs – A Retrospective Study

Dr. Chee May Wong

5:30 - 6:00 GI case studies Dr. Shen Xie

Friday, November 20, 2020
Hepatobiliary Diseases and Others

8:30 - 9:30
TCVM Food Therapy for Liver Problems

Dr. Li-Chuan Tsai

9:30 - 10:00
Clinical Applications of Chinese Herbal in Canine Cases of Liver Diseases due to Differential Western Medical Diagnosis

Dr. Lorena Lloret

10:30 - 10:40
Treatment of Hepatopathy, Portal Hypertension, Ascites, Peritoneal and Pleural Effusion and Urinary Calculi in a Three-Year-old Cocker Spaniel with Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Food Therapy 

Dr. Donna Hein

10:40 - 10:50
Lifelong Management of an Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt with Severe Anemia using Dietary Therapy, Chinese Herbal Formulations, and Acupuncture

Dr. Margie Garrett

10:50 - 11:10
The use of TCVM Food Therapy in an-8 year Old Pug for the Treatment of Biliary Mucocele

Dr. Doris Reátegui Blacker

  Use of TCVM in a 2-year-old Domestic Short-haired Cat for the Treatment of Severe Jaundice (Huang Dan) 
11:10 - 11:30
The Clinical Therapeutic Effect of Chinese herbs on Jaundice of Dogs and Cats

Dr. Mu Li

11:30 - 12:00
TCVM to Diagnose and Treat a Special Canine Hepatobiliary Case 

Dr. Yu Cheng


  Sole Dry Needle Acupuncture Treatment for Chocolate Toxicity in a Dog
  Using Chinese Herbal Medicine to Treat a Dog with Strange Angry Mood Cycle 
   1:30 - 2:00 Transitional Cell Carcinoma in Canines: Five Case Studies  Dr. Michelle Tilghman
   2:00 - 2:10  Treatment of A Dog with Tracheal Collapse Using Acupuncture, Tui-na and Herbal Medicine  Dr. Ying-Choi Chong
    2:10 - 2:20  Acupuncture Treatments Reduced Paroxysmal Cough and Heart Rate at Six Minutes’ Walk Test in Dogs Suffering from Tracheal Collapse  Dr. Phurion Chueainta
   2:20 - 2:30 Acupuncture Treatment Results in Paralysis of a 2-Year-Old Dachshund  Dr. Tristin Morgan
   2:30 - 2:50 Liver-3 Acupoint Effect on Isoflurane Anesthesia Usage During Canine Orchiectomy: A Controlled, Randomized and Blinded Clinical Study Dr. Karen Turner-Knarr
   2:50 - 3:10 Treating Mares with Reproductive Problems with Balanced Method Dr. Prem González
   3:40 - 4:00 Acupuncture Diagnosis of Equine Stifle Diseases  Dr. Pedro Vicente Michelotto
   4:00 - 4:20 Integrative Medicine: TCVM and Rehabilitation in a Case of Radio / Ulnar Fracture and Radial Paralysis in an Owl

Thermographic and Visible Fluorescence Induced by UV Light Study of Acupoint Fu–tu, LI-18 in the Horse
Dr. José Zilberschtein Juffe
  4:20 - 5:00  The Use of Acupuncture in Equine Sports Medicine: a Literature Review

The Heart-Brain Connection
 Dr. Roselle Hartwigsen
      5:00 - 6:00

Why veterinary Ozone is such an important adjunct to practice 

Dr. Margo Roman