Barbara Royal, founder and owner of The Royal Treatment Veterinary Center and Royal Animal Health University, 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.
Dr. Royal has extensive experience in veterinary care, including zoo, marine, and wildlife animals, emergency medicine, pathology, conventional practices, nutrition, herbal remedies, physical rehabilitation techniques, and alternative treatments. She is also an acupuncture expert for pets and exotic zoo creatures.
Dr. Royal is an adjunct professor at California Polytechnic State University. A consultant and lecturer for veterinary hospitals, veterinary schools and conferences. She has formulated a line of therapeutic Pet Foods with Darwin’s Natural Pet Products, and a line of veterinary supplements with the NOW Food Company. She lectures on many aspects of veterinary medicine, nutrition, integrative practice, practice management, alternative modalities and practice finances. She is featured in the media, books, magazines, radio, movies and television because of her successful work in integrative practice. Dr. Royal is prominently featured as an expert in pet nutrition in the documentary Pet Fooled. She has recently published two books that discuss nutrition: The Essential Pocket Guide to Pet Food and The Royal Treatment: A Natural Approach to Wildly Healthy Pets. She has also published a book with Natasha Milne on global philanthropy and activism entitled One Hundred and One Reasons to Get Out of Bed. She lives in the Chicago area with her husband, two children, and her wildly healthy cats and dogs.