DVM - Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
After completing a minimum of 2 years of undergraduate study, four years of study at an accredited veterinary college (there are now 5 veterinary colleges in Canada). Dr. Warkentin graduated from Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Saskatoon in 2011.
CVA - Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist
Dr. Warkentin completed her Mixed Practice Acupuncture Course at
the Chi Institute in Florida. This is a 130 hour continuing education course approved by American Association
of Veterinary State Boards Registry of Approved Continuing Education (AAVSB RACE), offered exclusively to
veterinarians or veterinary students. The course begins with an overview of fundamental aspects of Chinese
Medicine, which serve as a foundation for case diagnosis and treatment. A variety of acupuncture techniques
are taught, including electro-acupuncture and moxibustion, in addition to conventional “dry” needling.
Certification in Animal Chiropractic: (Spinal Manipulation)
Dr. Warkentin completed the animal chiropractic course through Options for
Animals in Wellsville, Kansas. This is a 210 hour continuing education course with both lecture and hands on laboratory
work offered exclusively to Veterinarians and Chiropractors. The curriculum meets the standard of education put forth
by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA), and the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association (IVCA).