Dr. Huisheng Xie dvm, phD

Dr. Huisheng Xie (pronounced “Shay”) founded the Chi Institute in 1998, to train veterinarians in Chinese acupuncture, herbal medicine, food therapy and Tui-na. He’s an experienced professional with extensive academic accomplishments. Before moving to America, Dr. Xie received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Veterinary Medicine (equivalent to DVM), from the Sichuan College of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine in 1983. He then received a Master of Science in Veterinary Acupuncture from Beijing Agricultural University in 1988, where he also served as an associate professor until July, 1994. He went on to receive advanced training in human acupuncture at the Beijing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the National Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In August, 1994, he moved to America to pursue his doctoral studies, and in 1999, he received his PhD from the University of Florida for his investigation of the mechanisms of pain control in horses using acupuncture.

Dr. Xie has received achievement awards from several major institutions including the China Ministry of Agriculture, the National Science and Technology Committee, the Beijing Agricultural University, the Chinese Veterinary Medicine Association, Chinese Association of Traditional Veterinary Science, World Association of TCVM, and the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association. He has lectured around the world, speaking in the U.S., Canada, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea, Australia, Mexico, Brazil, Europe and South Africa. These teaching activities at 14 different international veterinary organizations and 20 universities have helped veterinary students, clinicians, and faculty not only learn and practice TCVM, but also to start research within the field. In addition, he’s been interviewed by CBS News, the Discovery Channel and PBS. In 2005, CBS News referred to him as “a leading authority in animal acupuncture.” Dr. Xie has authored more than 20 books and has had over 100 papers published in peer-reviewed veterinary medical journals. His textbooks, including Xie’s Veterinary HerbologyXie’s Veterinary Acupuncture and Traditional ChineseVeterinary Medicine: Fundamental Principles, have been used for TCVM training courses around the world.

Currently, Dr. Xie continues to teach and develop educational courses at the Chi Institute in Reddick, Florida. He also serves as a clinical professor at UF’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Not to mention, he’s an honorary professor and director of the International Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine of South China Agricultural University and China Southwest University. Dr. Xie has trained over 7,000 veterinarians to practice TCVM worldwide.

Dr. Lorena Lloret Nadal 

Dr. Lloret graduated as DVM from Murcia University, Spain, in 2002.

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In March 2004 obtained Veterinary Acupuncturist Certified by ABVA and University of Bristol, UK, where she started to integrate Acupuncture on her daily clinic. On 2005 she gets certified on Veterinary Acupuncture by Chi Institute and University of Chiang Mai, Thailand, where she met Dr. Xie.  Afterwards she moved to USA in a internship at UF with Dr. Xie, obtaining in 2006 Certified in Advances techniques by Chi Institute. She is also certified on Veterinary Food Therapy, Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine, 

Experienced as speaker at different countries such as USA, China, Taiwan, South Africa and others in Europe, she becomes a referent on TCVM.   

From 2006 she developed as full time TCVM practitioner on small animals and horses, with experience on exotic and wild animals, offering TCVM as a complement for clinics and pet owners, reaching where occidental medicine stops.

She published the first paper about acupuncture on wild foxes in 2005 at the British Journal of TCVM. Her last paper published on 2015 about the integrative use of EAP as anesthetic agent in minor surgical procedures has been published by the American Journal of TCVM in august 2015 with remarkable success.

Founder member and director of Chi Institute of Europe since 2008, Chi Europe as proud branch of Chi Institute Florida is the reference TCVM teaching center, where she is one of the major speakers. Dr. Lorena manages also the TCVM clinical service of Chi Europe (CHI-VETS) along with different internship CVA vets, offering clinic service for horses, small animals and exotics.

Editing chief of the Spanish translation of the book “TCVM Fundamental Principles” by Dr. Xie nowadays is on the process of several books translations of TCVM.

She is Board of Directors of WATCVM- World Association of TCVM representing Spain, and Co-Chair at the Curricular and Educational Committee of this Association.

She is founder and president of AEMVTC (Spanish Association of TCVM), where she active participates in the edition of the Spanish Journal of TCVM.

From December 2014, Dr. Lorena is the chief of the TCVM Service of the veterinary teaching hospital of the University Alfonso X in Madrid - Spain, where she offers TCVM clinical service for small animals and horses.