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Speakers

Antonio Alfaro

 DVM, MSc., CVA, MSc-TCVM, CBMS & ELP

FRIDAY APRIL 19
Keynote Address

  • Veterinary Balance Method: Theory and Uses

  • Veterinary Balance Method: Theory and Uses Continued

  • Veterinary Balance Method: Theory and Uses Continued

  • Veterinary Balance Method: Theory and Uses Continued

Antonio Alfaro graduated from Federal University of Parana School of Veterinary Medicine, Paraná, Brazil in 1974. In 1979 he received his Master of Science in Large Animal Surgery, Radiology and Anesthesiology from the University of Minnesota School of Postgraduate Studies, Saint Paul Campus, Minnesota USA. He was certified by the CHI Institute in veterinary acupuncture in 2004 and in 2016 became a Certified Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine Practitioner (CTCVMP) and completed his MSc-TCVM in 2018. Due to this, he holds certifications in Tui-Na, Herbology, Food Therapy and has taken several times the SA and EQ Advance Acupuncture Courses at Chi|University. He holds few Excellent Speaker Awards by Chi and the WATCVM and  is the holder of the 2021 Ma Shi Huang Award, the highest award given by the Chi University.

Antonio is a Certified Silver Balance Method Practitioner and Certified as Executive Level Balance Method Practitioner. He is a retired Professor of Equine Surgery from the School of Veterinary Medicine, National University Costa Rica. Antonio is a current Instructor of Equine Clinics at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, Veritas University in Costa Rica where he teaches the fundamentals of Equine Acupuncture Scanning.

Antonio is the current Director of the Chi University of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, Latin-American Branch since 2016, and creator and Director of the Certified Veterinary Balance Method Course by Chi University.

Bonnie Wright

DVM, DACVAA, CVMA, CVPP, CCRP, CCRT

FRIDAY APRIL 19
Small Animal

  • Evidence Based Acupuncture (EBA) for GOLPP and Other Forms of Canine Laryngeal Paralysis

  • Evidence Based Acupuncture (EBA) for Facial Nerve Injuries

  • Evidence Based Acupuncture (EBA) for Seizure Disorders-Promise and Pitfalls

Dr. Bonnie Wright was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She accomplished her DVM at Colorado State University and a residency in Anesthesia and Critical Patient Care at The University of California, Davis. She now divides her time between Colorado and Hawaii.

Dr. Wright is board certified in Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia. She has earned certificates in Medical Acupuncture, Veterinary Pain Practitioner, Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner, Canine Rehabilitation Therapist and advanced training in canine musculo-skeletal imaging and regenerative medicine.

She works and teaches in the areas of anesthesia, pain medicine, medical acupuncture, regenerative medicine and rehabilitation. She has two adult sons, several wonderful dogs, half of a horse, and an unknown number of wild hogs. She spends her free-time exercising and building her off-grid Hawaiian farm with her wife.

Joan Winter

DVM, CVA, CVC

FRIDAY, APRIL 19
Large Animal

  • Equine Motor Neuron Disease: “Get Your Motor Running”

  • Equine Laminitis: “These Boots Were Made for Walking”

Dr. Winter earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Magnum Cum Laude in 1976 from San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California.  She received her Masters in Pharmacology and Toxicology, 1981 from the University of California, Davis.  Dr. Winter received her DVM with honors in 1984 from the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Winter received her Traditional Chinese Veterinarian Medicine Practitioner from CHI University.  Dr. Winter is also a Fellow of the AAVA.

Karin Olsen

DVM, CVA, FAAVA

FRIDAY APRIL 19
Large Animal

  • Acupuncture Analgesia: Understanding the Pain Pathway and the Effects of Acupuncture

Bio Coming Soon!

Grace Buchanan

DVM, CVA, CVC

FRIDAY, APRIL 19
Large Animal

  • An Integrative Approach to Sidewinder Syndrome

Dr. Buchanan graduated from North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011.  She was certified by IVAS in veterinary acupuncture and certified by IVCA in animal chiropractic.  Dr. Buchanan works in general equine practice in western North Carolina with a strong interest in acupuncture and chiropractic as well as sports medicine.

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