Welcome to the ABVA




The Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists was formed in 1987, as a result of a growing interest in acupuncture by veterinary surgeons in the UK.


The aims of the Association are:

> to further the research and teaching of veterinary acupuncture through an organised programme of continuing education
> to encourage the safe and competent use of acupuncture in veterinary medicine
> to ensure that animal owners in the UK may contact veterinary acupuncturists from a credible source


The ABVA maintains standards of education, ethics, practice and discipline to ensure the health and wellbeing of animals in the UK. It provides a basic standard for the clinical application and integration of this ancient – yet progressive – medicine into veterinary practice.


Come and visit us at BEVA and The London Vet Show

The ABVA will be exhibiting at theses great events  – come and say hello!!!

BEVA: 9-12th September, Liverpool – Stand 222

London Vet Show: 19-20th November, Olympia, London – Stand S75




Join Dietrich Graf von Schweinitz and Alex MacDonald for an introduction to electroacupuncture for both small and equine patients.  Learn the theory and the practical applications and discuss some cases. Finish the day with a practical session involving genuine cases.



For those that have completed the ABVA Foundation Course, join Dietrich and Jen for a day of case-based discussion and real case treatment. Build you confidence in point selection, solve problems you have encountered in practice and bring along your own case studies to discuss.  Designed to help Foundation Course attendees to gain confidence in using acupuncture in their practice, this informal day is great now addition to our CPD provisions.


To find a vet practising acupuncture in your area CLICK HERE