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ACVA Welcomes a New Patron - Dr Allen Schoen

Posted in Our Community @ Apr 20th 2017 - By Dr Ulrike Worth, Australian College of Veterinary Acupuncture
Dr Allen Schoen About

The Directors of ACVA are delighted to officially welcome Dr Allen Schoen as a Patron of the ACVA Foundation.  

Allen has been an inspiration to veterinary acupuncturists in Australian and the Asia -Pacific Region and we thank him for being the initial spark that started the Australian IVAS Course, which has benefited many veterinarians and their patients over the past 27 years.

In 2016, Allen was voted by his peers, as one of the 15 most influential veterinarians in the USA, for his work in pioneering integrative veterinary medicine for the last 38 years.  During this time, his clinical experience, teaching and research work has led him to develop his own unique integrative approach to animal health care and he has worked tirelessly to bring complementary therapies, such as acupuncture into mainstream veterinary practice.  

His general philosophy and his passionate acceptance of the importance of the human animal bond fit in with the ACVA Foundation’s mission and charter.

The role of the ACVA Patron

As our patron, Allen supports the work of the ACVA Foundation in providing the gold standard in veterinary acupuncture education in Australia and the Asia – Pacific Region and supports our activities in improving the human animal bond, as we educate veterinarians to understand the body in health and disease from a TCM point of view, that can be used in conjunction with normal veterinary medical training in terms of diagnosis and treatment.

Allen continues to explore the integration of mind/body medicine and other cutting edge approaches into veterinary medicine and animal health care. In addition, he feels that the integration of an attitude of loving kindness and compassion into all healing endeavours is an integral part of healing all beings and our world.  This includes the veterinarian taking better care of themselves, so that they can provide the best possible care for their patients.

Key note speaker - 2017 IVAS International Acupuncture Congress (Cairns, Australia)

In August 2017, Allen is coming to Cairns as the keynote speaker for the first IVAS International Acupuncture Congress to be held in Australia, which is a fitting completion of the circle that he initiated 27 years ago.  

Pre-Congree Retreat: Veterinary Mind/Body Wellness Retreat

Allen is also holding a pre-congress retreat in Palm Cove for stressed veterinarians to learn how to better deal with the stresses of being a veterinarian. (Veterinary Mind/Body Wellness Retreat)

We look forward ot the future...

We thank him for his original inspiration which has changed the lives and work of many veterinarians and look forward to working with him as our patron for many years to come, as together we continue to look at new and better ways of improving the human animal bond and being able to better heal our patients with kindness and compassion.

You can read more about Dr Allen Schoen on his website.

You can also click here to read some words from Dr Allen Schoen describing the initiation of the Australian IVAS Course and the interesting path he travelled.

About Ulrike

Dr Ulrike Wurth B.V.Sc., Dip Acup, CVA (IVAS) graduated from Melbourne University in 1972, she started her own practice in Highton Geelong in 1979.  In July 2010 she sold the practice and currently works part time treating patients with acupuncture and Chinese Herbs.

Ulrike’s first exposure to acupuncture was in 1982 for a cat with a paralysed bladder and amazed by the result, she commenced a part time human acupuncture course in 1984, graduating with a Diploma of (Human) Acupuncture in 1986.   In 1991 together with Drs Chris Robinson, Carl Muller and Ian Robertson, she helped organised the first Australian IVAS Course and has continued to lecture at each subsequent course.

Ulrike is currently the Executive Director of Australian College of Veterinary Acupuncture Ltd, a not for profit company that aims to teach acupuncture to veterinary graduates, provide continuing education for IVAS graduates and promote much needed veterinary acupuncture research. She is also passionate about increasing the awareness of other veterinarians and the public of the benefits of acupuncture

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