DR ULRIKE WURTH BVSC, DIP AC, CVA (IVAS)
Dr Ulrike Wurth graduated from Melbourne University in 1972. She has extensive veterinary practice experience, starting in mixed practice in Australia and the UK, before setting up the Highton Veterinary Clinic in Geelong, which she continued to run until 2010. Ulrike also has research experience investigating potential anti-inflammatory drugs. She currently works part-time at the Animal House Veterinary Clinic in Torquay where she treats 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 experience, she commenced a part-time human acupuncture course in 1984, graduating with a Diploma of (Human) Acupuncture in 1986. Since this time she has successfully integrated acupuncture into her busy veterinary practice caseload.
In addition to being a highly skilled and well regarded veterinary acupuncture practitioner, Ulrike has been a passionate advocate for veterinary education in acupuncture and has been instrumental in developing and delivering the Australian IVAS Certification Course curriculum since 1991. The course has been continually updated and improved to ensure high level delivery and optimum learning experiences for veterinarians wanting to integrate acupuncture in to their practice.
Professional positions held: President – Australian Veterinary Acupuncture Group 1993-2003, AVA Policy Council – AVAG Representative 2006-2012, IVAS Board of Directors, IVAS Education Committee, IVAS House of Delegates, Executive Director – ACVA Foundation Ltd
Awards: 1999 – AVA Meritorious Service Award