Dr. Barbara Royal, DVM, CVA, founder and owner of The Royal Treatment Veterinary Center, is an internationally-renowned pioneer in complementary medicine and physical rehabilitation. A passionate advocate of commonsense and cutting-edge approaches to optimal animal health, Dr. Royal provides a bridge between Western and Eastern medicine. Click to read FULL BIO.
Dr. Maria VonderHaar‘s focus is complementary care; she is certified by IVAS (International Veterinary Acupuncture Association) and the AAVA (American Animal Veterinary Association. She is also certified by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association in Chiropractic Care. Dr. VonderHaar understands that the improvement on the patient’s overall quality of life is a vital factor in every treatment and procedure.
Veronica Vazquez (veterinary technician) – Veronica has been working with Dr. Royal for 7 years. She has a strong interest in animal nutrition and loves seeing all the happy patients that come to the Royal Treatment. She lives in Chicago with her husband Adam and two sassy cats Ziggy Stardust and Nico.
Alex Kislaitis (rehabilitation technician) – Alex has been working with Dr. Royal since 2008, with a strong interest in veterinary rehabilitation. He has been working with animals for over 14 years and has been the proud owner of a variety of birds, reptiles, fish, 2 cats, and 2 dogs. He is a member of the Chicago Herpetological Society and continues to seek new ways to enjoy and share his interests.
Kate Francini (Technician) -
Tashyia Fields (tech/reception) – Tashyia comes to us fromNorth Carolina after moving to Chicago in 2009. She studied zoology at North Carolina State University and has since worked in veterinary medicine. She has one cat named Charles who is the love of her life. She enjoys baking desserts, reading, and exploring this great American city.
Janelle Davila (Technician)
Clare Roos (Technician)
Michelle Maycen (Technician)
Christian Rodriguez (Rehabilitation Technician)
Molly Houle (Technician Assistant)
Alyssa Bendik (Technician Assistant)
Zoe Magierek (reception) – Zoe has been working with Dr. Royal and animals in one way or another since 2005. She loves completing tasks and meeting all of the patients here at The Royal Treatment! She has two grey cats, 2 dogs, and many snakes.
Lindsay Miglio (Reception)
Amy Wanty (Reception)
Laura Alba (Administrative Assistant)
Pam Kuhn (massage therapy) – Pam has worked with animals throughout her life including eleven years as an animal massage therapist. She also teaches animal massage at Chicago’s Animal Career Academy. Pam lives in Chicago with her husband, Ed and pug dog, Rugby.
Nancy Schults (massage therapy) – Nancy Shults has been a certified massage therapist for nearly 20 years. She has expanded her practice beyond serving people by offering her knowledge, experience, and care to help companion animals. Nancy has been working at the Royal Treatment Veterinary Center as a certified animal massage therapist since 2007. She also makes home visits and volunteers at shelters whenever possible. With a big heart and open arms, Nancy has been working to make a difference in the lives of many animals and their human counterparts.