Dr Renee James was raised outside of Brisbane, Australia. She developed an interest in veterinary medicine and after deciding to forego being a chopper pilot (for now!). she earned her veterinary degree with honors from the University of Queensland in 2003.
She entered mixed animal practice after graduation and soon after recognized that she had an interest in using integrative modalities with her patients. She studied homeopathy and then earned a Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine from CIVT. During this time she had transitioned into exclusive small animal practice.
She partnered with Dr Henry Stevenson and in 2015 they co-founded their Integrative practice, The Natural Vets, in Forest Glen Australia. That practice has grown rapidly to employ six veterinarians and offer a wide range of holistic modalities. Their tag line fits their practice philosophy perfectly - "At the Natural Vets we do normal stuff. Differently."
Dr James uses Nutrition, Homeopathy, and Chinese Herbal Medicine and has a special interest in Dentistry, Palliative Care, Integrative Cancer Care, and Client Education. She has spoken to the Integrative Veterinarians of Australia group on vaccine titers, minimal vaccine protocols, and Integrative Veterinary Oncology.