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AAVA/GVMA 2013 Fall Southeastern Conference

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Wyndham Hotel and Conference Center, Peachtree City, Georgia

About the speaker:

Neal J. Sivula, DVM, PhD, FAAVA is a graduate of Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed an Internship, Residency, and PhD at the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He is also certified in Animal Chiropractic by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association and the College of Animal Chiropractors. He is certified in Veterinary Acupuncture by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and in Chinese Herbology, and Food Therapy by the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Sivula is a the Past President of the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture and a current board member of the College of Animal Chiropractors. He is an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. He lectures on Veterinary Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Rehabilitation, and Herbology both Nationally and Internationally. He practices at Dancing Paws Animal Wellness Center (, an Integrative Veterinary practice in Richfield, Ohio.


  • A review of the mechanisms of pain: Treating pain is one of the biggest challenges in Veterinary medicine. This lecture will review the mechanisms of pain, and outline the areas where acupuncture can make an impact on the treatment of pain.
  • Neurological examination of the acupuncture patient: Effective acupuncture treatment depends on a good diagnosis. This lecture will review the neurological examination in animals and discuss the significance of findings.
  • Neurologic mechanisms of acupuncture: The effects of acupuncture can be explained in a neurologic context. This lecture will provide a review of the current knowledge of the neurolgic effects of acupuncture.
  • Medical acupuncture for internal medical disorders: Acupuncture can be an effective solo or adjunctive treatment for many internal medical issues. We will discuss the use of acupuncture in the clinic for various selected medical problems in our patients.
  • Medical acupuncture for neurologic and musculoskeletal disorders: Acupuncture is well-known for its effect on conditions of musculoskeletal and neurologic dysfunction. This lecture will highlight some select conditions and cover their treatment in depth.
  • Scalp acupuncture: neurophysiologic basis and application in animals: Scalp acupuncture is a combination of Chinese needling methods and Western neurologic theory. We will explore the fascinating discipline and explore its use in our animal patients.

CE Credit: 6 hours AAVA & IVAS credit.
This conference is cosponsored by the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association and continuing education credits approved for the following states: Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina. If you are coming from another state please call 800-853-1625 and request application for CE approval in your state. Contact your local Board or licensing agency to determine what CE qualifies in your state.

Brochure: Flier

Member Pricing:

  • $225 – Early bird (expires August 1, 2013)
  • $250 – Standard

Non-Member Pricing:

  • $350 – Early bird (One year membership included!)
  • $375 – Standard (One year membership included!)

Refund policy:Cancellations made up to one month prior to the meeting will receive a full refund. Cancellations made less than one month prior to the meeting but earlier than one week before the meeting will be assessed a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made during the week prior to the meeting.

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