Dr. Emiel Van den Bosch DVM
Dr. Emiel Van den Bosch is one of the founding fathers of Veterinary Acupuncture in Europe, he organised the very first IVAS certified course in Belgium and BEVAS (Belgian Veterinary Acupuncture Society in 1990).
Coursed Veterinary education in Antwerp (Rijks Universiteit Antwerpen) from 1971 until 1973 and continued in Ghent (Rijks Universiteit Gent) until 1977.
Started a private practice in Ramsel Belgium at the end of 1977.
Since our Western medical system did not give me good solutions for all the problems found in our patients, I started studying homeopathy, but was not pleased with the not repeatable results. So I started studying acupuncture with the BVGA (Belgische Vereniging voor Geneesheren Acupuncturisten). Since this was a human course I went to visit many known veterinary acupuncturists: those who left the most impression on me were Dr. Marvin Cain, Dr. John Limehouse and Dr. Oswald Kothbauer.
In 1984 I was IVAS certified (International Veterinary Acupuncture Society). Since then my practice has grown into a manly equine acupuncture practice.
I have had the pleasure to teach in many countries, which gave me the chance to make a lot of friends. Helped to organise Ivas affiliated organisations and acupuncture courses in most of Europe and even in Brasil.
I published two editions of an equine atlas of acupuncture points : “Acupuncture points and meridians in the Horse”
I got rewarded with the first Oswald Kothbauer Medaille in 2008 for promotion and education of veterinary acupuncture.
In 2017 I received from IVAS the recognition to my work as a Veterinary Acupuncturist and as a Acupuncturist teacher with the prize: “Life Time Honor Roll Member” for which I feel very happy and grateful.