Dr. Barbara Royal, DVM, CVA

Dr. Barbara Royal, DVM, CVA

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, DVM, CVA, CVSMT

Dr. Maria VonderHaar, DVM, CVA, CVSMT

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.





Dr. Tricia Stimac, DVM, CVA, CVSMT

Dr. Tricia Stimac, DVM, CVA, CVSMT

Dr. Tricia Stimac is an integrative veterinarian with a focus on cats and dogs but she also has experience caring for exotic and wildlife animals.  Along with her DVM degree she is a certified animal chiropractor and acupuncturist.  She offers an integrative approach to animal health care by incorporating traditional western medicine, surgery, chiropractic care, acupuncture, dietary supplementation, nutritional counseling, homeopathy and Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Click to read FULL BIO.






Michelle Maycen (Office Manager/Senior Technician) –

Veronica Vazquez (Senior 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 Manager) – Alex has been working with Dr. Royal since 2008, with a strong interest in veterinaryrehabilitation.  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/Purchasing Manager) –

Tashyia Fields (Technician/Reception) – Tashyia comes to us from North 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)

Alyssa Bendik (Technician)

Moira Koppe (Technician)

Nina Pinter (Technician)

Edgar Hernandez (Technician Assistant)

Zoe Magierek (Reception Manager) – 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.