Speaker: Linda Boggie, DVM, CVA (IVAS), FAAVA
Dr. Linda Boggie graduated from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. She became certified by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) in 1995 and incorporated acupuncture into her existing small animal practice. She completed the Chinese herbal course at the Chi Institute in 2004. In 2014 she became a Fellow of the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncturists.
Since 1998 she has lectured for various acupuncture courses, advanced continuing education seminars, congresses and symposiums in the USA, Canada, Scandinavia, Australia, China, Taiwan, Brazil and Europe. She has organized courses in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in the Netherlands.
An active member of the IVAS since 1995, she served as President from 2002-08, served on the Board of Directors for a number of years, and was Chair of the IVAS Examination committee until 2021. She remains active as the European Exam coordinator.
In 2003 she moved to The Netherlands and has an integrative practice in Deventer with her husband, a veterinarian specialized in dentistry and orthopedics in companion animals. She enjoys Chinese veterinary medical practice, lecturing on Chinese medicine, acupuncture and the use of Chinese herbs in small animals. Any spare time is enjoyably spent with her husband, their Friesian horses, cat, two dogs, a three-legged goat and a Shetland pony. VIEW ABSTRACTS
Speaker: Delores Craig, DVM, CVA, CVCH, FAAVA
Dr. Delores Craig graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia Veterinary College in 1983. She is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (IVAS), Certified Veterinary Chinese Herbalist (Chi Institute), and a Fellow of the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture (FAAVA) diplomate. In 2021, she retired from her Integrative Veterinary Medicine practice. However, Dr. Craig continues to be active in Integrative Veterinary Medicine as an Instructor for the US International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS). She currently serves as the Past President of the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS). Dr. Craig has lectured at various veterinary venues, including the Western and Midwest Veterinary Conferences. VIEW ABSTRACTS
Speaker: Cynthia Lankenau, DVM, RH (AHG), CVA, GDVCHM, ACVCHM (IVAS), GDVA, MS-TCVM
Cynthia Lankenau, DVM graduated from Cornell’s Veterinary College in 1981 and joined a 99% dairy practice in upstate NY with a total love of working with small dairy farms. In the attempt to expand her practice knowledge, she joined the Peace Corps and worked in Malawi, Africa in 1984-1985, returning to the US to join a mixed animal practice in western NY. With the decline of family farms in NY, and seeing an incredible increase in chronic diseases, Dr. Lankenau started down the path of alternative medicine; starting with acupuncture training in 1991 (IVAS), started herbal training in western herbs in 1993, Chinese herbs in 1995; chiropractic (AVCA) and homeopathic (AVH) training in 1995. She has completed Chi’s MS (TCVM); CIVT’s Western Graduate Herbal program, and Chinese herbal degree; is a registered herbalist (RH) through the American Herbal Guild, completed David Winston’s professional herbal training, and additional Chinese Herbal training with Dr. Evan Rabinowitz. She attends as many Jeffrey Yuen seminars as possible. She is a past president of the VBMA, Secretary/treasurer of the ACVBM, founder of the NY CAVMA, and on the board of WATCVM. Since 1993, she has practiced in a solo 100% alternative modality mixed animal practice. VIEW ABSTRACTS
Speaker: Rikke Schultz, DVM, CVA (IVAS)
Rikke Schultz graduated in veterinary medicine from University of Copenhagen in 1992. Along with the study she started to be interested in holistic medicine. This made it possible to integrate holistic approaches to regular practice right from the beginning. For 5 years she had a mixed practice in Iceland followed by work in an equine clinic in Denmark for 8 years. She holds international exams in veterinary acupuncture since 1997, osteopathy since 2003 and homeopathy 2016. From 2005 she has her own equine holistic practice and she attends anatomical research, teaching and censorship at University of Copenhagen and lectures and teaches internationally. VIEW ABSTRACTS
Speaker: Grace Buchanan, DVM, CVA
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.
Speaker: Julia Christopher-White, DVM, MS
Dr. Julia Christopher-White, received her DVM from Kansas State University, in 2011. Following graduation, she completed an internship at Interstate Equine Hospital I Goldsby, OK, in 2012 and became an associate in the practice until 2013. Dr. Christopher-White started her practice with her husband Dr. David White in 2014 and shortly thereafter pursued education in complementary medicine of chiropractic and acupuncture. Dr. Christopher-White, completed her veterinary acupuncture certification through IVAS in 2016. Her professional interests involve the use of chiropractic and acupuncture in horses for optimization of athletic performance. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her husband and son taking care of their cow/calf operation, mountain biking and hiking.
Speaker: Tara Harrison, DVM, MPVM, DACZM, DACVPM, DECZM, CVA
Dr. Tara Harrison graduated from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine with her DVM degree. Afterward, she earned a Masters of Preventive Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of California-Davis, where she worked with Dr. Linda Munson as a post-doctoral fellow in the contraceptive advisory group. She did veterinary internships at Toledo Zoo and Wildlife Safari. She has worked at Potter Park Zoo and as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Michigan State University. She then went back to UC Davis and the Sacramento Zoo as an Assistant Professor. She is currently an Associate Professor at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine Zoo and Exotic Animal Medicine Service. She is board certified in the American College of Zoological Medicine, the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, and the European College of Zoological Medicine (Zoo Health Management). She is certified in veterinary acupuncture and teaches regularly on veterinary acupuncture.