“I am grateful to IVAS, Dr. Wilson, Dr. Allen and the Chi Institute staff for the wonderful support and knowledge they have shared with me in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.
They have all been a source of knowledge and have assisted me in a better understanding of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.
This is so important because it allows me to better serve my patients”.
Dr. Fredric Schlesinger, D.V.M, LMT
IVAS Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist
Veterinary Acupuncturist & TCVM Specialist
Dr. Schlesinger has been a licensed practicing veterinarian since 1984 and owned his own practice in Coram, NY from 1986 until 2003. From 1992 through 1997, he served on the Executive Board of the Long Island Veterinary Medical Association (LIVMA), the largest Veterinary Medical Association in New York state. Dr. Schlesinger chaired the Continuing Education Committee for two years as Vice President and then served as President of LIVMA from 1995-1996.
In 2003, Dr. Schlesinger and his family moved to New Mexico from the East Coast and continued his practice of Veterinary Medicine. His experience in allopathic/western Veterinary medicine spans 30 years.
Dr. Schlesinger began his training in Veterinary Acupuncture in 2010, under the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) and completed the program in the Spring of 2011. After an extensive written and practical examination, clinical hours and written case presentation, Dr. Schlesinger completed all the requirements and received the certification as an International Veterinary Acupuncture Society Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist.
Dr. Schlesinger went on to study Chinese Herbal Therapy under Master Herbalist Gary Allen D.O.M., an Albuquerque-based National Board-Certified Acupuncturist who specializes in herbal medicine. Dr. Allen studied under Dr. Keshuang Zhao, one of China's top herbalists. Since 1996, Dr. Allen has been instrumental in educating and teaching Chinese Herbal therapy to Veterinarians and has instructed some of the top Veterinary Chinese Herbalists in the United States. He had also been a guest lecturer on herbal therapy for IVAS and at UC Davis Veterinary School.
From 2012 to 2013, Dr. Schlesinger also worked with Dr. Christine Wilson in her practice. Dr. Wilson’s experience and expertise in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine was a great influence on Dr. Schlesinger
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In 2014 Dr. Schlesinger continued his training in the Advanced Acupuncture Program at the Chi Institute under the supervision of Huisheng Xie, DVM, PhD, Founder and President of the Chi Institute (now named Chi University).
In 2020, Dr. Schlesinger completed his training and certification with Chi University as a Certified Veterinary Food Therapist (CVFT) trained in using food therapy to restore and augment health for various conditions.
Dr. Schlesinger uses an integrated approach toward the treatment of your pet. Using Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, nutrition and aspects of western or allopathic veterinary medicine performed by your regular veterinarian, Dr. Schlesinger combines modalities for optimum results.
In 2013 Dr. Schlesinger graduated from the ABQ School of Massage and Health Sciences and is also a “Licensed Massage Therapist” in New Mexico. He is believed to be the only licensed Veterinarian in the State of New Mexico that is also a Licensed Massage Therapist.
Dr. Schlesinger is currently licensed to practice veterinary medicine in both New Mexico and New York. He is a member of the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS), the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture (AAVA), the Chi University, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the New Mexico Veterinary Medical Association (NMVMA).