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Carol Gifford, DVM, CVA (IVAS), FAAVA, CVCH (Chi), CVSMT (Healing Oasis)

Honors Awards and Fellowships

  • International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) Certified Veterinary Acupuncture, 2007


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, 2003
  • Bachelor of Science, Physics, 1988

Current Professional Activities

  • Secretary/Treasurer, American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture
  • Board Member, International Veterinary Acupuncture Society
  • Integrative Medicine Committee Member, Ohio VMA

Past Professional Activities

  • President, AAVA (2019)
  • Teaching Assistant, IVAS (2012)


  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture
  • International Veterinary Acupuncture Society
  • Ohio Veterinary Medical Association
  • Veterinary Botanical Medical Association


  • Husband, Dan; son, David; Samoyed, Boo; Chinook, Zeph


  • Hiking, reading, Crossfit, kayaking, puzzles

Favorite Quote

  • “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Albert Einstein

What you like most about VIN/VSPN

  • Community + having all veterinary answers at my fingertips!