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Were you always interested in being a veterinarian?
-For as long as I can remember I have loved animals and knew I wanted to be a veterinarian. I even attended high school at Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences which is the only farm in the city of Chicago. I took the animal science pathway and had the opportunity to work with farm animals in the city!
When did you begin learning about integrative medicine?
-Integrative medicine has always been a part of my life. When I was growing up, my mom always worked at addressing the underlying cause of our illnesses. For example, when I got strep throat repeatedly she reached for supplements and started juicing to help boost my immune system. I started taking additional coursework for acupuncture and herbs the first year after I graduated veterinary school. Early on in my career I recognized the limitations of western medicine and aspired to add holistic modalities to help my patients.
How did you end up working at The Royal Treatment Veterinary Center?
-I first met Dr. Royal at the Brookfield zoo when I was a veterinary student extern; she would come to do acupuncture on the camels and thought it was fascinating. Once I became a licensed veterinarian, I spent time completing my acupuncture internship hours at The Royal Treatment Veterinary Center. I thought that the clinics philosophy was very similar to how I wanted to practice medicine full time. When a job opening became available I jumped at the opportunity and I have now been working here for a little over a year and a half!
What can people expect for the Inflammation Course?
-The Inflammation Course will have lots of practical information which attendees can take and put into practice right away - we plan on it being a super fun and informative day!
What is your favorite part of your job?
-The favorite part of my job is helping to alleviate pets pain. Many pet suffer from debilitating orthopedic conditions such as arthritis live with constant pain. Western medicine is often limited to a few supplements and pain medications, but I can offer these pets so much more, which many times drastically improves the quality of their lives.
Do you have any pets? Tell us about them!
-I have 2 dogs and they are seriously the best! Louie is an 11 year old maltese mix and Fendi is an 11 year old bichon mix. I adopted both of them when I was in veterinary school. They both have such distinct personalities and keep me laughing all of the time.
Daniel Orrego talks metabolism, fiber sources, and disease prevention on Super Human Radio!
You can learn more from him on solvable conditions in pets at RAHU’s Cancer Course on October 7th and 8th in Buchanan, Michigan. This interactive course features talks that address the mechanisms involved in the development of cancers, groundbreaking and easy-to implement treatment options, a lab on making your own topical remedies, and more. Be sure to join RAHU and Daniel Orrego for this great course!
You can register for the Cancer course online at http://www.royalanimalhealthuniversity.com/. Purchase the Cancer course and the upcoming Inflammation course in July before June 30th to get $100 off!
Week 1: During the first week of my internship I had the opportunity to observe multiple doctors and staff members at The Royal Treatment Veterinary Center. Among them were Alex K. during multiple underwater treadmill rehab sessions, Dr. Herndobler performing acupuncture, Pam P. performing a massage, and Dr. Royal throughout her day examining patients. Throughout the week, I was able to observe many cases, however one of the most interesting cases that I observed was a husky that presented with head bobbing and urination which lead to the conclusion that these were signs of cannabis intoxication. Additionally, I picked up several tips about dietary changes that could affect dogs’ overall health that I look forward to implementing on my own dogs. I am eager to see what other clinical skills and holistic practices I will learn along the way!
Taking care of yourself is very important. Joni Kamlet from The Kamlet Laboratories (www.thekamletlaboratories.com) sat down with RAHU Co-Founders Dr. Barbara Royal and Dr. Natasha Lilly at RAHU’s Wild Health Nutrition Course. Here are her 12 Steps to Surviving your Profession. Will you take join pact to take better care of yourself with us?
For more information and ways to help your pet, please join us October 8-9 at our “Cancer & Other Solvable Conditions in Pets” course.