Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1: Introduction

    • Introduction (Video)

  • 2

    Why Practice Integrative Medicine?

    • a. My Personal Story (Video)

    • b. MVH and HVC (Video)

  • 3

    There Are Many Ways To Practice Integrative Medicine. Start Slow.

    • Video

  • 4

    What Are The Benefits Of Integrative?

    • a. Better Outcomes (Video)

    • b. Fewer Side Effects (Video)

    • c. Ability To Treat Complications Caused By Western Medicine

    • d. Palliative Care

    • e. Seemingly Endless New Options To Learn About

    • f. The Holistic/Integrative Community Is Much More Welcoming

    • g. Better Treatment Outcomes And Happy Clients = Professional Satisfaction, Less Burnout

  • 5

    Brief Overview Of Different Modalities

    • a. Collaborate With Other Veterinarians With Different Skillsets (Video)

    • b. Discussion About Using Acupuncturists And/Or Chiropractors, etc. (Video)

  • 6

    What Are Clients Looking For When They Seek Out Integrative Medicine?

    • a. Some Have A Very Holistic Perspective Or Lifestyle And Want The Same For Their Pet

    • b. Some Have Had A "Bad" Experience With Western Medicine Or A Specific Veterinarian (Video)

    • c. Some Are Desperate Due To A Bad Diagnosis

    • d. Some Are Referred By Specialists Or Other GPs When Western Therapy Is Not Fully Effective (Video)

    • e. You Can Provide Information And Services That No One Else Can; Communication With Owner (Video)

    • f. Clients Look To You For Best Treatment Option Direction (Video)

  • 7

    General Practice And Medicine Guidelines

    • a. What Western Modalities Should You Offer?

    • b. Vaccine Protocols

    • c. Vaccine Titers

    • d. Spay/Neuter Discussion (Video)

    • e. Nutritional Counseling

    • f. Proactive, Preventative Care- Western And Holistic

  • 8

    Pop Quiz

    • Video

  • 9

    Module 2: Integrative Practice

    • Module 2 Introduction (Video)

  • 10

    Explanations Of Specific Modalities And Their Application And How They Integrate With Western Meds

    • a. TCM- Acupuncture / Herbs

    • b. Western Herbs

    • c. Cannabis

    • d. Herb-Drug Interactions

    • f. Muscle Testing

    • g. HBOT

    • h. Rehab

    • i. PEMF

    • j. Ozone (Video)

    • k. Regenerative Medicine- Stem Cells, PRP, IV Therapies, etc.

    • l. Energy Medicine- Reiki, Bicom, Rife, etc.

    • m. Homeopathy

  • 11

    Specific Conditions And Common Integrative Protocols

    • a. DJD

    • b. Allergies (Video)

    • c. Renal disease

    • d. Liver disease

    • c. Cancer

    • f. GI disease

    • g. Anxiety

    • h. Post-surgical patients

  • 12

    Module 3: Developing An Integrative Practice

    • 1. Emphasizing The Benefits Of Integrative

    • 2. Expanding An Existing Practice (Starting A New Department) vs Starting A New Practice

  • 13

    Practice Design Aesthetics

    • a. Video Tour Of HVC

  • 14

    Spectrum Of Care

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  • 15

    Attracting Clients

    • Attracting Clients (Video)

  • 16

    Referrals And Relationships With Other Veterinary Hospitals

    • Video

  • 17

    Staffing

    • Staffing- RVT, Rehab Staff, Lay Staff, Front Desk, Management, DVMs, Other Medical Professionals

  • 18

    Pricing Strategy

    • Video

  • 19

    Practice Costs vs Conventional Medicine- What You Gain And What You Lose

    • Video

  • 20

    How To "Wow" Your Clients

    • How To "Wow" Your Clients (Video)

  • 21

    Wrap Up

    • Video

  • 22

    Final Test

    • Final Test