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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.

The course consists of five lecture and hands-on laboratory sessions over a period of six months. After passing both a comprehensive written exam as well as a practical lab exam on both dogs and horses, a 40 hour internship is required under a CVA. A peer-reviewed case report is required prior to completing certification. Dr. Warkentin received her CVA in May 2015.

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).

This course offers a foundation of chiropractic theory, anatomy, biomechanics, and functional neurology. This allows an understanding of the adjustment techniques and when chiropractic is chosen as a tool in treatment.

Dr. Warkentin completed this 5 month course, passing both written and practical testing through both Options for Animals and the IVCA. She received her certification in animal chiropractic through the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association (IVCA) in June 2018.