Esther Horton graduated as a
Veterinarian from the University
of Queensland in
has worked in small animal practices around Australia.
Esther’s interest in Acupuncture and
Integrative therapies was stimulated by the inability of Conventional
Medicine to address common chronic diseases, such as osteo-arthritis.
Esther is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist with the International
Veterinary Acupuncture Society. She has completed
courses in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Herbal medicine, Food
therapy, Myofascial Pain and Trigger Point therapy and Chinese
Massage/Tui Na. Esther is a Chartered Member of the Australian
Veterinary Association (CMAVA), which in her case represents over 250
hours of continuing veterinary education over the last three
of the Australian Veterinary Acupuncture Group(AVAG) for four years and
is currently the Immediate Past President.The AVAG is a Special
Interest Group of the Australian Veterinary Association. She has
the group during National Veterinary meetings and has organized annual
conferences and workshops. She is the editor of the AVAG e-newsletter.
Esther is the Australian House of Delegates Representative for
the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society.
Esther is a member of the Australian
Veterinary Association, Australian Veterinary Acupuncture Group,
Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association, International
Veterinary Acupuncture Society, American Association of Traditional
Chinese Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Botanical Medical Association, Australian Greyhound Veterinarians, International
Veterinary Academy of Pain Management and International
and Palliative Care.
Esther works closely with and refers to conventional
veterinarians and veterinary specialists, as well as other integrative
veterinary practitioners who offer services such as chiropractic,
craniosacral, osteopathic, herbal and homeopathic therapies.
The benefits of a veterinarian
undertaking acupuncture and integrative therapies are that a full
conventional veterinary examination is undertaken, in addition to the
Traditional Chinese Medicine examination. This ensures the most
appropriate therapies are recommended. Veterinary qualifications
ensure the practitioner is fully trained in the anatomy, physiology,
pathology and treatment of many different animals.