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Meet Dr. Karen Becker

For even more information, purchase Dr. Becker’s book; Real Food For Healthy Dogs & Cats, Simple Homemade Food.  Available at either Metro Pet Market location.

In 1989 Dr. Karen Becker attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point majoring in Wildlife and International Resource Management. In 1990 she worked at the Raptor Center of Pueblo, Colorado, rehabilitating hawks, eagles, owls and falcons. In 1991 she worked under the head veterinarian at the Berlin Zoo, Germany. In 1993 she studied the native flora and fauna of Australia at Macquarie University in Sydney. In 1996 she completed the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society’s certification course in Houston, TX. She graduated from the Iowa State School of Veterinary Medicine in 1997 and completed an exotic animal internship in California that same year. Dr. Becker completed the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy’s certification course in Virginia, 1998. In 1999 she compiled her extensive training and opened Natural Pet Animal Hospital.


Dr. Becker is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, the Association of Avian Veterinarians, the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians, the Association of Wildlife Veterinarians, the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, the American Association of Veterinary Acupuncturists, the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy and the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association. She is a frequent lecturer on wildlife rehabilitation and holistic pet care

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