Dr. Barbara Royal, is a Chicago-based integrative veterinarian, IVAS certified acupuncturist, author, and educator with extensive experience in veterinary care, including a zoo, marine, and wildlife animals, nutrition, acupuncture, emergency medicine, pathology, conventional practices, herbal remedies, physical rehabilitation techniques, and alternative treatments.
Her uniquely practical and open-minded veterinary approach to pet health has been informed by her unique experiences over the years. These include treating a room-sized grouper named Bubba at the Chicago Shedd Aquarium, rehabbing a wide array of wildlife patients, and, at the Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo, she became the first veterinarian to perform acupuncture on a zebra.
With her multi-faceted knowledge and her individually-tailored practice, Dr. Royal provides comprehensive care for her many patients.
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 other films, books, television, print, and online media publications and is Oprah Winfrey’s “go-to” veterinarian.