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We are a team of veterinarians with more than 25 years of experience in conventional veterinary medicine and we are also specialized in veterinary acupuncture, diplomated by I.V.A.S. (International Veterinary Acupuncture Society).

Introduction to Veterinary Acupuncture

In 1984, we (or more specifically, Dr. Emiel Van den Bosch) decided to offer comprehensive training in veterinary acupuncture. This training was based on a program designed by IVAS with several additional subjects, so that other veterinarians could learn this exciting and complementary method of treating pathologies.

It was the first of its kind in Europe, and the courses organized by BEVAS (Belgian Veterinary Acupuncture Society), the European branch of IVAS, have always been innovative since then.

We practice acupuncture on horses and small animals daily.

Veterinary acupuncture works by stimulating the body’s natural healing processes. The insertion of needles into specific points, known as acupuncture points, promotes the release of endorphins and other neurochemicals that alleviate pain and inflammation.

Additionally, acupuncture can improve blood circulation, stimulate the immune system, and restore the balance of the body’s energy flow, or “Qi.” Research supports the effectiveness of acupuncture in veterinary medicine, highlighting its role in enhancing animal health and well-being. Electroacupuncture is another method that can be used to stimulate these points, providing additional therapeutic benefits.

Veterinary acupuncture offers numerous benefits for animal patients, making it an invaluable addition to conventional veterinary care. Some of the key advantages include:

1 Pain relief: Acupuncture is highly effective in managing chronic pain, particularly in conditions such as arthritis and hip dysplasia. The stimulation of specific acupuncture points through the insertion of needles promotes the release of endorphins and other neurochemicals, providing natural pain relief without the side effects often associated with pharmaceuticals.

2 Improved mobility: Animals with musculoskeletal issues often experience enhanced mobility and reduced stiffness after acupuncture treatments. By improving blood circulation and reducing inflammation, acupuncture may help restore normal function and ease of movement, enhancing the animal’s quality of life.

3 Enhanced recovery: Post-surgical and injury recovery can be accelerated with the help of acupuncture, reducing reliance on pharmaceuticals. Acupuncture can enhance the body’s natural healing processes, decrease inflammation, and improve overall recovery time, allowing animals to return to their normal activities more quickly.

4 Stress reduction: Acupuncture promotes relaxation and reduces anxiety in animals, which is beneficial for behavioral problems. The stimulation of acupuncture points affects the nervous system, helping to balance the body’s energy and induce a calming effect. This can be particularly useful for animals with anxiety or stress-related behaviors.

5 Overall wellness: Regular acupuncture treatments can support overall health, strengthening the immune system and enhancing vitality. By maintaining the balance of the body’s energy flow and improving the function of various systems, acupuncture can help prevent illness and promote long-term wellness. Acupuncture may also support the veterinary medical treatments by enhancing their effectiveness and helping animals to recover more efficiently.

Incorporating veterinary acupuncture into a comprehensive wellness plan can provide a holistic approach to animal health, addressing both physical and emotional well-being. This integrative method ensures that animals receive the best possible care, combining the benefits of conventional veterinary medical treatments with the natural healing properties of acupuncture.

Obtaining a veterinary acupuncture certification is essential for veterinarians who wish to incorporate this modality into their practice. At BEVAS, we offer comprehensive certification programs that equip professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to perform acupuncture safely and effectively. Our curriculum covers the theoretical foundations of TCM, practical needle techniques, and case studies to ensure a well-rounded education. The program also includes training on laser acupuncture and electroacupuncture.

Veterinary Acupuncture training at BEVAS

Our veterinary acupuncture training programs are designed to accommodate different levels of expertise, from beginners to advanced practitioners. We provide hands-on training sessions, online modules, and clinical practice to ensure our students gain a deep understanding of acupuncture principles and techniques. Our experienced instructors are dedicated to guiding students through every step of their learning journey, ensuring they become proficient and confident veterinary acupuncturists.

Acupuncture in Veterinary medicine

Integrating acupuncture into veterinary medicine requires a thorough understanding of both TCM and Western veterinary science. Acupuncture can be used as a complementary therapy alongside conventional treatments, offering a holistic approach to animal health. Conditions commonly treated with acupuncture in veterinary medicine include musculoskeletal disorders, neurological issues, gastrointestinal problems, and respiratory conditions. By combining the best of both worlds, veterinarians can provide more comprehensive and effective care for their patients.


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Student Testimonials

Dr. Eva Jonville
This guys, they know how to teach
Dr. Saskia Wauters
I would recommend this course to almost every veterinarian
Stephanie Vanhamme
Make much more links to treat deseases
Stefānija Pankova
Very experienced teachers
Stefānija Pankova
Very experienced teachers
Walter Dingemanse
Additional new ways to help our pacients
Giulia Pedroni
Change to more global view when providing diagnosis to animals problems
Gabrielle Haughton
Better understanding over diagnosis
Erica Reijerkerk
Treat causes of the problems from a depeer level
Brigitta Lundbak-Madsen
Watch the animal more precisely
Anja Kalin
Broader sense of health and desease and really help animals
Agnese Mutule
Acupuncture changed my life


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Tongue Diagnosis

Pulse Diagnosis

Electro acupuncture

Laser Treatment

Cancer and deficiency treatment

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Family pets veterinary care and Acupuncture

Pets are beloved family members, and their health and well-being are of utmost importance. Veterinary acupuncture can play a crucial role in maintaining and enhancing the quality of life for family pets. Whether it’s relieving the pain of an aging dog or addressing the anxiety of a nervous cat, acupuncture provides a gentle, non-invasive solution that can make a significant difference.

At BEVAS, we emphasize the importance of a holistic approach to pet care, integrating acupuncture into a broader wellness plan that includes nutrition, exercise, and preventive care.

Equine and Farm Animal Veterinary Care

Horses and farm animals are integral parts of many families and communities. At BEVAS, we offer specialized veterinary care for these life companions, ensuring their health and well-being at every stage of life.

Our expert veterinarians are trained to treat a wide range of conditions in horses, cows, and other farm animals, using advanced and compassionate methods to ensure their comfort and recovery.

From preventive care to the treatment of diseases and injuries, we are committed to providing the highest level of veterinary care for all family members, large and small.

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Becoming a veterinary acupuncturist is a rewarding career choice for those passionate about animal health. As more pet owners seek holistic treatment options, the demand for skilled veterinary acupuncturists is on the rise. By obtaining certification and training from BEVAS, veterinarians can expand their practice, attract a broader client base, and provide high-quality care that sets them apart in the field. The ability to offer acupuncture as part of a veterinary practice not only enhances treatment options but also fosters stronger bonds with clients and their pets.

The field of acupuncture for animals is expanding rapidly, driven by increasing awareness and acceptance among pet owners. As more studies validate the benefits of acupuncture, its popularity continues to grow. Veterinary schools and continuing education programs are incorporating acupuncture into their curricula, reflecting its importance in modern veterinary practice. At BEVAS, we are at the forefront of this movement, providing cutting-edge education and training that prepares veterinarians for the future of animal care.

Dogs, as active and social animals, often experience conditions that can be effectively treated with acupuncture. Canine acupuncture is particularly beneficial for managing pain, improving mobility, and addressing behavioral issues. Conditions such as arthritis, hip dysplasia, and intervertebral disc disease respond well to acupuncture treatment. Additionally, acupuncture can help manage stress and anxiety in dogs, promoting a calmer and happier demeanor. Our training programs at BEVAS include specialized modules focused on canine acupuncture, ensuring that practitioners can meet the specific needs of their canine patients.

Animal acupuncture certification is essential for maintaining high standards of care and ensuring the safety and well-being of animal patients. At BEVAS, we offer a rigorous certification process that includes comprehensive training, practical assessments, and continuing education opportunities. Our certification is recognized internationally, reflecting our commitment to excellence in veterinary acupuncture. By becoming certified, practitioners demonstrate their dedication to providing the highest level of care and their proficiency in this specialized field.

The future of veterinary acupuncture is bright, with ongoing research and advancements enhancing its applications and effectiveness. As more veterinarians embrace this holistic approach, the scope of conditions treated with acupuncture is likely to expand. Emerging technologies, such as laser acupuncture and electroacupuncture, offer new possibilities for treatment and pain management. At BEVAS, we are committed to staying at the forefront of these developments, ensuring that our students receive the most up-to-date education and training in veterinary acupuncture.

At BEVAS, our expertise extends to both small animals and horses. We practice acupuncture daily, treating a wide range of conditions and enhancing the quality of life for our animal patients. Our hands-on approach ensures that our students gain practical experience, learning from real-world cases and developing the skills needed to excel in their careers. Whether it’s a horse with a musculoskeletal issue or a small animal with a chronic condition, our training equips veterinarians to provide effective and compassionate care.

BEVAS: A pioneer in Veterinary Acupuncture training

In 1984, Dr. Emiel Van den Bosch, the founder of BEVAS, decided to offer a comprehensive training program in veterinary acupuncture. Based on a curriculum designed by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) and enriched with additional subjects, BEVAS has been at the forefront of veterinary acupuncture education in Europe. Our courses have continually evolved, incorporating the latest innovations and practices in the field. Today, we continue to lead the way, providing top-tier education to veterinarians across the continent.

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FAQs about veterinary acupuncture

What is veterinary acupuncture?

Veterinary acupuncture involves inserting fine needles into specific points on an animal's body to stimulate healing and provide relief from various ailments. It is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

How does acupuncture benefit patients?

Acupuncture offers numerous benefits for animal patients, including pain relief, improved mobility, enhanced recovery, stress reduction, and overall wellness. The effect of acupuncture on the body includes the release of endorphins and improved blood circulation, which contribute to these benefits.

What conditions can be treated with veterinary acupuncture?

Las afecciones comunes tratadas con acupuntura incluyen trastornos musculoesqueléticos, problemas neurológicos, problemas gastrointestinales y afecciones respiratorias. La acupuntura se puede utilizar eficazmente en perros y gatos , abordando problemas como la artritis, la displasia de cadera y la ansiedad.

How can I become certified in veterinary acupuncture?

At BEVAS, we offer comprehensive veterinary acupuncture certification programs that include theoretical foundations, practical needle techniques, and case studies to ensure a well-rounded education. Our programs also cover the use of acupuncture in different clinical scenarios and the ongoing assessment of the patient’s condition to tailor treatments effectively.

Is acupuncture safe for animals?

At BEVAS, we offer comprehensive veterinary acupuncture certification programs that include theoretical foundations, practical needle techniques, and case studies to ensure a well-rounded education. Our programs also cover the use of acupuncture in different clinical scenarios and the ongoing assessment of the patient’s condition to tailor treatments effectively.

What makes BEVAS's acupuncture training unique?

BEVAS offers cutting-edge education and training, experienced instructors, hands-on training sessions, online modules, and a rigorous certification process that is recognized internationally.

Our training includes a thorough understanding of the effect of acupuncture on different systems in the body, ensuring our graduates are well-prepared to integrate acupuncture into their veterinary practices.

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