What does TCVM stand for?
TCVM stands for Traditional Chinese [Veterinary] Medicine. It encompasses all relevant components of the TCM practiced over thousands of years in China, including acupuncture, herbal therapy, massage, and food therapy. Differing from the Conventional Medicine typically practiced in the Western world, which focuses on symptomatic treatment, TCVM uses a system of pattern differentiation to assess overall health. Evaluation of tongue and pulse characteristics, along with reactivity of specific acupoints, assists in diagnoses.
What is CAVM?
CAVM stands for Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine. With relation to human medicine, the NIH clarifies the terms with the following statements: “Complementary medicine” refers to the use of CAM together with conventional medicine, such as its use in addition to usual care to help lessen pain. “Alternative medicine” refers to use of CAM in place of conventional medicine. “Integrative medicine” also refers to combining treatments, from conventional medicine and CAM, for which there is some high-quality evidence of safety and effectiveness.
My horse is located far away from you. How far do you travel to see patients?
Dr.Jen is licensed in Vermont and South Carolina. She services the entire state of Vermont throughout the year, and spends a few weeks in February servicing the Aiken area of South Carolina. Vermont farm call fees are billed on an hourly driving rate from her office to your farm, and they are divided among patients stabled at the same location. http://maps.google.com/ offers an accurate estimate of driving time. If your horse is distantly stabled or in another state, you may wish to trailer to one of the farms with which she has a ship-in arrangement. She is also happy to refer you to an appropriate practitioner in your area.