How did Dr. Flatley learn Acupuncture and earn her cVMA?
In 2013, Dr. Flatley went back to school to learn the OTHER Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture. She enrolled in the Medical Acupuncture For Veterinarians Certification course. Colorado Veterinary Medical Association in combination with Colorado State University Veterinary School offer this program. This intensive on-line course included 10 modules of video lectures, testing, and clinical cases. Topics covered included Acupuncture Analgesia, Neuromodulation, Electroacupuncture, , Manual Massage Therapies, Laser Therapy and Case Studies. The 5 day Clinical Intensives at CSU involved 40 hours of hands-on clinical cases, patient treatment and oral testing. Experienced veterinary acupuncturists including Dr. Bonnie D. Wright DVM, DACVAA, cVMA and Dr. Priscilla Dressen DVM, cVMA were among the excellent mentors for this course.
Learn more here: Acupuncture Certification.
Since Certification, Dr. Flatley has been able to offer her patients acupuncture therapy for acute and chronic pain relief, for cases of degenerative joint disease, for chronic upper respiratory conditions, to relieve pain associated with internal medical conditions such as pancreatitis and inflammatory bowel disease and many other chronic conditions. Dr. Flatley is Certified to practice acupuncture on ALL small animals.