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Local Vet Named AHVMA President

Barbara Royal, DVM, CVA, founder and owner of The Royal Treatment Veterinary Center, has been named president of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA). As an internationally respected veterinarian, Royal hopes to revolutionize veterinary medicine in her leadership role at the AHVMA. Her plans include focusing on initiatives that support her mission of promoting integrative education, supporting ethical and practical research and mentoring the next generation of healers.

Royal’s practice integrates conventional and holistic medicine and includes services in veterinary rehabilitation, acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, laser, herbal and nutritional consultation, whole life holistic medicine and chronic care for dogs and cats of all ages. Her book, The Royal Treatment: A Natural Approach to Wildly Healthy Pets, is available at

Location: The Royal Treatment Veterinary Center, 4130 N. Rockwell St., Chicago. For more information and appointments, call 773-267-9966 or visit