About us

The International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting excellence in the practice of veterinary acupuncture as an integrative part of veterinary medicine. IVAS is an incorporated educational and membership based organization. BEVAS (Belgian Veterinary Acupuncture Society) is the Belgian affiliate of IVAS

The MISSION of IVAS and BEVAS is to provide, promote and support veterinary acupuncture and related treatment modalities through quality basic, advanced and continuing education; internationally recognized certification for veterinarians; and support responsible research. As a particular extra, we in BEVAS commit ourselves to teach with PASSION and to offer a high quality veterinarian acupuncture training, which expands the basic IVAS formation.

IVAS has been setting the global standard in veterinary acupuncture since 1990. BEVAS was the first affiliate in Europe and nowadays IVAS has affiliates in many countries.

The VISION of the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (and it’s affiliates) is professional leadership as the proactive worldwide advocate for veterinary acupuncture and related treatment modalities.



IVAS has continued to grow worldwide with certification courses internationally recognized as a certification in excellence in acupuncture, to numbers exceeding 1,800 in membership.

Our logo’s represent the Yin and the Yang and the delicate balance of health and life and neither is static. The normal fluctuations and pulsations have been ever present since the conception of this organization.

Get to know us better


Dr. Eva Jonville
After 20 years studying acupuncture i do understand only now things i learnt 20 years ago, these guys they know how to teach
Dr. Saskia Wauters
(Studying acupuncture) makes you stand out from the rest of the veterinarians
Dr. Albert Snijders
We try to prepare each individual student in a way that they are ready to start working when they finish the course
Dr. Emiel Van den Bosch
in Bevas you have a very nice balance between traditional chinese medicine and traditional chinese veterinary medicine

We give you experience with knowledge

First association in Europe with an acupuncture course recognized internationally by IVAS

Serious training from experience and veterinary scientific knowledge

More than 20 years of experience in Veterinary medicine and acupunture

Live practices in small students groups and with real cases

Online live theoretical classes to learn and ask

We train professionals capable of exercising with confidence from the first moment