Hello to anyone who reads this!
I have been interested in learning animal acupuncture. So far though, what I've seen is this: If a person desires to learn human acupuncture they do not have to have any prior medical training of any kind - Yet if a person desires to learn animal acupuncture they must be a licensed veterinarian. Is this just the few schools I have looked into or is this truly the case, that education and subsequent practice of acupuncture on animals is far more restricted than education and subsequent practice of acupuncture on humans? I mean I've not seen it anyplace that a person must have an MD in order to become a licensed acupuncture practitioner for humans yet it appears that if you desire your patients to be animals, you must have the equivalent of an MD, a DVM.
If I am wrong in this, please let me know and if you can, point me toward places without this requirement. At this stage of life I really don't feel up to attempting DVM education and all it entails (cost, years, intense competition for entry, multi prerequisites that I do not have such as organic chemistry, and more).
Thanks for any info.