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Dr Karen Becker


United States of America United States of America
Faculty Adjunct Professor

Karen Shaw Becker received her degree in veterinary medicine from the Iowa State School of Veterinary Medicine and completed exotic animal internships in California and at the Berlin Zoo, Germany. She is certified in acupuncture, homeopathy and rehabilitation. She founded the first proactive animal hospital in the Midwest in 1999, opened an integrative exotic animal in 2001 and a rehabilitation and pain management clinic in 2011.

Karen is passionate about protecting and preserving wildlife and the environment. She became a federally licensed wildlife rehabilitator in 1989 and is licensed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to rehabilitate injured and orphaned endangered species through her non-profit organization, Covenant Wildlife. She enjoys lecturing and writing about intentional wellness on many platforms and is the first veterinarian to give a TEDx talk on species appropriate nutrition. In her spare time, she enjoys formulating fresh pet food for transparent companies and developing pet health products to improve the wellbeing of companion animals worldwide.