Dr. Huisheng Xie, DVM, PhD


Dr. Huisheng Xie (pronounced "shay") received his DVM at the Sichuan College of Veterinary Medicine in China in 1983. In 1988, he received his Master of Science in Veterinary Acupuncture. From 1988 to 1994, he was an Assistant and Associate Professor in the Beijing Agricultural University College of Veterinary Medicine.

In 1999, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida for his investigation of the mechanisms of pain control in horses by using acupuncture. He is the Director of Veterinary Acupuncture Internship Program at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital of the University of Florida now. He has been invited to lecture veterinary acupuncture and herbal medicine all over the world. He has published 10 books and over 100 scientific papers.

Dr. Xie is a third generation Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner who was born and educated in China. His teaching reflects a deep commitment to this way of life, and he specializes in making this rather complex information palatable and understandable to the western mind. After teaching university students these techniques for a number of years, he recognized the need to simplify and organize this information in a user-friendly way so as to clarify it to dovetail with the Western approach, and make it practical and useful for everyday application. In 1998, Dr. Xie founded the Chi Institute in Reddick, Florida to train veterinarians in Chinese Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine.


Dr. Lorena LLoret Nadal, DVM, CVA, CVFT, CVCH, CVTP

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


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. 


Dr. Linda Boggie DVM, CVA

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Graduated from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. After graduation she worked in various practices including a 24 hour animal hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, locum work for various small animal practices, and finally at a high quality small animal practice in Stockton, California where she became a partner. She completed the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society basic acupuncture course in 1995 and incorporated acupuncture into her existing small animal hospital practice using both conventional and alternative medicine.  She has received additional training in acupuncture from Jeffrey Yuen, a Daoist priest and a recognized teacher of classical acupuncture. 

She sold her veterinary practice in California in 2002 to pursue additional training in Chinese herbs, completing a veterinary Chinese herbal course at the Chi Institute in Reddick, Florida.  In 2003 she moved to The Netherlands and together with her husband, also a veterinarian specialized in dentistry and orthopedics in companion animals, they have their own practice in Deventer where they practice integrative medicine. 

Since 1998 she has lectured for various acupuncture courses in Canada, Scandinavia, Europe and Cuba, as well as lecturing for advanced continuing education seminars, congresses and symposiums in North America, Scandinavia, Europe and Australia.  In September 2011 she was an invited keynote speaker at the International Congress of TCVM in Lanzhou, China.  Since 2013 she is the organizer of the IVAS Affiliate course in the Netherlands. 

An active member of the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society since 1995, she was elected President of the society in 2002 and completed her duties as President in 2008.  She remains actively involved with IVAS as the Examination committee chairperson and member of the IVAS Board of Directors. 

In November of 2014 she took and passed the advanced acupuncture certification exam offered by the AAVA (American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncturists) and is now a Fellow of the AAVA.

She continues to enjoy Chinese veterinary medical practice, lecturing on Chinese medicine, acupuncture and the use of Chinese herbs in small animals. Any spare time is enjoyably spent with her husband, their Friesian horses, two cats, two dogs and a Shetland pony.



Karen L. Spracklen, DVM, CVA

Dr. Karen Spracklen is originally from Goshen, Indiana and received her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from Purdue University.

She was certified in animal chiropractic through the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association in 1996 and she completed certification in veterinary acupuncture through the Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine in 1999

Karen owns the Holly Lane Veterinary Service, an equine practice entirely devoted to complementary therapies - primarily acupuncture, chiropractic, and Chinese herbs. In her spare time she enjoys reading and dressage riding.


Myriam Tomás Villaseca, DVM, CVA


Dr. Tomás received her degree in Veterinary Medicine from Murcia´s University, Spain, in 2000.
She continued her training in anesthesia and surgery, and began her studies in Veterinary Acupuncture 2003-2005 with the IVAS association.
Since 2004 she is co-owner The Marina Veterinary Center, working with small and exotic animals. Her main objective is to apply a Veterinary Integrative Medicine, maximizing the effectiveness of Oriental and Western Medicines.
She received her certification in Veterinary Acupuncture by Chi Institute of Europe in 2010, and from there has continued actively forming in Chinese Herbal Medicine, Nutritional Medicine and Massage Tui-Na. She has worked as an instructor in acupuncture courses since 2011 and as a speaker since 2012.


Ana del Moral Campo, DMV, CVA, CVFT

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Dr. del Moral received her degree in Veterinary Medicine from the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain in 2002. 
From 2002 to 2011 she was in different courses leading her work to the specialization in internal medicine for small animals, and her main practice during this time was in small animals in different clinics in Madrid, and even intregrating TCVM practice since 2009.

Since 2011 she works exclusively as freelance acupuncturist, giving service to clinics and other clients. 

She took the Veterinary Acupuncture course at the Chi Institute of Europe in 2009-2010. She also continues her training in TCVM by taking advanced courses in Herbal Medicine, Food Therapy and Tui-na. 

Dr. del Moral is in process of certification of the Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner from the Tenessee University, that she took in 2012. 

She is instructor and speaker since 2011-2012 of the International Acupuncture course. 


Teresa Recio DVM, CVA

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Graduated in Veterinary Medicine from “Universidad Complutense” in Madrid, 2010. During her time in the university, she does internships focused on Animal Production, General Medicine in Small Animals and Neurology. Since 2010 she works as veterinary in Internal Medicine in various clinics at Barcelona, where she is still receving academic training in the realm of surgery at the “Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona”. She started her education in Acupuncture and TCVM in 2012 at the Chi Institute of Europe, and since then she has been in constant learning of Herbal Medicine (Liver and Endocrine System, Dermatology and Oncology, as well as Immunology and Gastrointestinal System) and Electroacupuncture. In 2013 she established Jing Well Veterinary Acupuncture, where she has been offering a veterinary service focused to treat her patients with TCVM. At present she also works as veterinary collaborator in multiple clinics, hospitals and Associations that protect animals in the Community of Madrid, proposing  the service of Acupuncture and TCVM.


Elvira Rodríguez Velasco DVM, CVA

In 2011, she received her degree in Veterinary Medicine from Alfonso X El Sabio University. 


In 2014 obtained a certification as rehabilitation specialized veterinary from I.A.C.E.S. She currently works in the small animals rehabilitation service in the Alfonso X El Sabio University Hospital since 2016. In 2015 she studied acupuncture and TCVM at the Chi Institute of Europe and also Equine Advanced Course. Since she finished studying, she has had number of practice and internships with large animals and with ecologic catle. Her practice includes residence in the Barcelona Clinic Hospital, Edinburgh and in 2015 she was in a Equine Reproduction Center in Hovhedegard, Denmark, where she worked with acupuncture to improve fertility and sports performance.

In 2017 she received an online training with CIVTEDU, Alternative Therapies Center in U.S.A., mainly in herbal medicine applied to bovine livestock focused on gastrointestinal, reproductive and respiratory pathologies. 

Currently she combines her specialty at the Hospital with small animals with clinical practice in the countryside with large animals, especially with cattle where she practices acupuncture and herbal medicine to treat all her patients.


Rafael Grandas Calleja DVM, CVA.


He received his degree in Veterinary Medicine and is certified in Veterinary Acupuncture from the Chi Institute of Europe. He is a specialist in rehabilitation and veterinary physiotherapy at Forvet, certified in Veterinary Chiropractic by the College of Animal Chiropractors, U.S.A. and by the Animal Chiropractic Academy, AIQA, Europe, Spain where he teaches currently. He is also an instructor at the Chi Institute of Europe since 2015.

Founder of Quiroanimal, that offers integrative veterinary physiotherapy and rehabilitation services, chiropractic, cranium-sacral osteopathy, treating sports horses and small animals.

Guest profesor

Jose Zilberschtein Juffé,  DVM, MS, CVA, CHVM, CCRP, CVNT, PhD.


Graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the “University of Buenos Aires” Argentina in 1991.

Professor in Medicine and Surgery, 1993. Master Degree in Veterinary Acupuncture in 1995, Master Degree in Advanced University Teaching in 1997 from the “University of Buenos Aires” Argentina.

Advanced Master in Veterinary Rehabilitation Medicine in 1999 by the “University of Barcelona- University Escoles Gimbernat”.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Murcia since 2002.

Thesis title: “Acupoint Renzhong (Jenchung, GV-26) in Horse (Equus caballus): anatomical study, histological, thermographic and functional considerations, this was de first doctoral thesis in Veterinary Acupuncture in Spain, in which he earned the highest score: Excellent Cum- Laude.

He completed his internship in 2003 and 2004 with Dr. Huisheng Xie, DVM, MS, PhD; with whom he collaborates in research, teaching and service.

Certified Veterinary Rehabilitation- Tennessee University. 2013.

Certified Veterinary Hyperbaric Medicine- Florida University. 2014.

Dr Zilberschtein is currently Vice President of the WATCVM and member of the Board of the AEMVTC.

Active in teaching and research as a Professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Florida University, USA and in the Department of Medicine and Surgery, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Murcia / Spain and its welfare work in the Veterinary Medical Teaching hospital, Florida University, USA; and at the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Murcia; Services in Equine Medicine and Rehabilitation and Veterinary Surgery.

Dr. Zilberschtein Juffé was the first Professor in creating and developing in 1999 the first Service Acupuncture, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation in Veterinary Veterinary Hospital of a public university in Spain.

He teaches in different countries and continents, both in courses and congresses, is the author and coauthor of numerous books and articles in scientific, national and international publications.