Dr. Barbara Royal is an integrative veterinarian, author, pet food formulator and educator. She is an IVAS certified acupuncturist, with extensive experience in conventional and integrative veterinary care, including nutrition, acupuncture, emergency medicine, pathology, conventional practices, herbal remedies, physical rehabilitation techniques and alternative treatments for pets, zoo, marine and
She has written several books, including “The Royal Treatment, A Natural Approach to Wildly Healthy Pets”. She has been featured in the film documentary “Pet Fooled,” and in other films, books, television, print and online media publications. She is Oprah Winfrey’s “go-to” veterinarian and is the first veterinarian to perform acupuncture on a zebra. Her uniquely practical and open-minded veterinary approach to pet health is informed and continually enriched by her unique experiences.
She is the founder and owner of The Royal Treatment Veterinary Centers in Chicago and Wilmette, Illinois, co-founder of the Royal Animal Health University (RAHU), co-owner of the Animal Diet Formulator (ADF)(Animaldietformulator.com) and is an adjunct professor at Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo. She is the past president of both the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (ahvma.org) and the AHVM Foundation (ahvmf.org), and a Board Member of the Raw Feeding Veterinary Society (RFVS) and PAWS Chicago, a nationally renowned no-kill humane animal shelter.
She divides her time between Chicago and her organic farm in Michigan.