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AAVA Annual Meeting

 April 13th - April 15th, 2018

Inn and Spa at Loretto
211 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(866) 582-1646

For Reservations:

The Inn and Spa at Loretto will be the site for the annual meeting for the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture. The Inn and Spa at Loretto, is located in the heart of downtown, where you are free to experience Southwest culture as it was meant to be.

The group rate is $149 for single or double occupancy (plus tax). To make reservations at the special AAVA rate, contact the hotel by calling 866/582-1646. To ensure the group rate and space availability, make your reservations no later than Monday, March 12, 2018. The room block will close once the room block has been met or has reached the deadline, whichever occurs first.


Meeting Schedule:


Thursday, April 12th

8:00 AM- 5:00 PM

AAVA Board Meeting
FAAVA Advanced Certification Exam


Friday, April 13th

How to Boost Financial Qi in Private Practice-Michel Selmer, DVM, CTCVMP

Small Animal
TCM Approach to Renal & Urinary Disorders-Michelle Schrader, DVM, EDd, FAAVA

Neuroacupuncture Approach to Urological Disorders-Michelle Schrader, DVM, EDd, FAAVA

Large Animal
Treatment of Equine Facial Nerve Paralysis Using Integrative Medicine Modalities-Reza  Seddighi, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVAA

Upper Body Lameness-The Hindquarters-Deborah Marshall, DVM, CVA, CVC

Saturday, April 14th

Small Animal
Use of Chinese Herbs as Adjunct Therapy for Significant Facial & Oral Dermatitis and Mucositis (Blood Heat and Qi/Blood Stagnation) Secondary to Intensive Radiation Treatment-Rene Gandolfi, DVM, DABVP, CVA

TCVM Treatment of Chronic Posterior Paresis Combined With Urinary/Fecal Incontinence in a French Bull Dog
-Rene Gandolfi, DVM, DABVP, CVA

Acupuncture Secrets for Geriatric Patients-Laurie McMauley, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRT, CVA, CVC

Treating Your Acupuncture patients with New Technique-Laurie McMauley, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRT, CVA, CVC

NPAIDS-Non-Pharmaceutical Anti-Inflammatory Techniques-Laurie McMauley, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRT, CVA, CVC

Acupuncture for Neurological Patients-Laurie McMauley, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRT, CVA, CVC

Large Animal



Sunday, April 15th

Small Animal

The Use of Acupuncture to Treat Upper Respiratory Infection in a Cat-Jill Partlow, DVM

TCVM Treatment for an 11 Year Old Labrador Retriever With Hind End Weakness Leading to Severe Muscle Atrophy of the Muscles of Mastication-Anna Portnoy, DVM CVA

Treatment of a Heart Base Tumor Using TCVM-Mitsi Vargas, DVM, CTCVMP, FAAVA

Use of Gold Implants in Acupuncture Points for Long Term Treatment of Anxiety, Osteoarthritis and Seizure Control
-Mitsi Vargas, DVM, CTCVMP, FAAVA

Animal Shelters-A New Horizon for TCVM-Vanessa Flores, VMD, CVA, CVFT, CVCH

Large Animal
Martin, the Three Year Old Goat That Could Not Get Up-Anna Portnoy, DVM, CVA

The Rise and Fall of Two Geriatric Horses-Joan Winter, DVM, CVA, CVC

Small Animal Round Table Discussion


Large Animal Round Table Discussion


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