Barbara Royal,


Dr. Barbara Royal, is a Chicago integrative veterinarian, IVAS certified acupuncturist, author and lecturer with extensive experience in veterinary care, including zoo, marine and wildlife animals, nutrition, acupuncture, emergency medicine, pathology, conventional practices, herbal remedies, physical rehabilitation techniques and alternative treatments. The author of three books, including The Royal Treatment, A Natural Approach to Wildly Healthy Pets, she has been featured in the film documentary “Pet Fooled”, and in other films, books, television, print and online media publications.  She is the founder and owner of The Royal Treatment Veterinary Center in Chicago and co-founder of the Royal Animal Health University and is also an adjunct professor at Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo. She is the past-president of both the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association ( and the AHVM Foundation (, and a Board Member of PAWS Chicago, a nationally-renowned no-kill humane animal shelter.

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