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International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS)

The International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) is a global organization that looks to continue as the leader for veterinary acupuncture and related treatments.


IVAS is dedicated to promoting the excellence of veterinary acupuncture as an important piece of veterinary medicine. Their mission is to provide support and develop further knowledge of veterinary acupuncture and related treatments through continuing education, internationally recognizing certifications for veterinarians, and supporting responsible research. A certification in veterinary acupuncture shows an objective measure of knowledge, demonstrates professionalism, commitment, and expertise, is self-fulfilling, and promotes quality in veterinary healthcare.

Why is IVAS important?

As a worldwide committee, IVAS has proven to be one of the leaders in the promotion and advancement in veterinary acupuncture, and is dedicated to improving the health of your pet. A practice that is committed to the membership with IVAS believes in the benefits and importance of veterinary acupuncture.