Integrative Veterinarian: Dr. Julia Mayer, DVM

Many animal-crazy kids dream of becoming a veterinarian, but few maintain the drive to achieve that goal. Julie set her goal when she was a young girl, worked hard for good grades, and was accepted to…



Many animal-crazy kids dream of becoming a veterinarian, but few maintain the drive to achieve that goal. Julie set her goal when she was a young girl, worked hard for good grades, and was accepted to the University of Illinois for the veterinary program. After four years of vet school, she graduated with Honors and entered the real world. After working five years as an associate veterinarian in Chicago, Dr Julie noticed a frustrating trend. Despite practicing a high standard of medicine, “I felt that I was not curing my patients. I was discovering that most of them would come back with the same issues at one point or another.”


Not long after this realization, Julie was introduced to the only veterinarian in Chicago certified in acupuncture for animals. This was just what she was looking for, and Julie became only the second veterinarian in Chicago to be certified in acupuncture for animals. The treatments were effective, with no side effects! Julie began a new path, and developed her own holistic veterinary business called Healing Arts for Animals. Her “reputation grew as clients became more aware of these other ways of healing.” Julie shared with PDM, which reinforced she was on the right track.


Julie’s career was devoted to a holistic approach to healing. She added chiropractic and herbal treatments to help her patients and she developed a very reputab