About Dr. Becker

About Dr. Becker
About Dr. Becker

Dr. Becker believes the Art of Medicine is understanding not only the myriad of insults that create disease, but having an arsenal of non-toxic, innovative approaches to help unlock the innate potential inside a pet’s body for healing and recovery to occur. Her goal is to not just to identify the root causes of disease and degeneration in pets, but to prevent the body from breaking by taking a proactive stance towards intentionally creating vibrant, thriving animals.

Today, She helps millions of pets worldwide achieve abundant health by offering the most up-to-date information on species-appropriate nutrition, lifestyle choices and proactive living.

As you read through Dr. Becker’s articles, you'll learn how to make impactful choices to improve your pet's quality of life.

Dr. Becker's Early Days

Dr. Becker was born in Cedar Falls, Iowa and grew up loving animals. By the time she was 13, she had already been volunteering at her local humane society. She apprenticed to become a state wildlife rehabilitator when she was 14, and became a federally licensed wildlife rehabilitator when she turned 16. She maintains permits to rehabilitate endangered species.

After graduating from veterinary school in 1997, Dr. Becker founded the first proactive animal hospital in the Midwest in 1999, opened an exotic animal clinic in 2001 and a rehabilitation and pain management clinic in 2011. She has helped tens of thousands of patients using an integrative approach to internal medicine as well as an array of progressive diagnostics and innovative treatment protocols to help her patients recover from disease, but her passion is proactive medicine: identifying and removing lifestyle obstacles before the body breaks.

The foundation of health and wellness is food; food choices can heal or harm our family, including pets. We know feeding our family only ultra-processed “fast food” (a.k.a. kibble, for pets) isn’t a wise long-term strategy to create thriving bodies, in fact, the opposite occurs. A lifetime of highly refined food consumption is the recipe for disease and degeneration, for our bodies, and animals.

Diet, along with a myriad of other key lifestyle choices and decisions animal guardians are responsible for making, is what ultimately influences our pets’ healthspan. In 2021, Dr. Becker co-wrote the first No. 1 New York Times best-selling book about intentionally creating canine wellbeing, "The Forever Dog."


  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, majoring in Wildlife and International Resource Management, 1989
  • International Veterinary Acupuncture Society's certification course, 1996
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine, 1997
  • Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy's certification course, 1998
  • Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, Canine Rehabilitation Institute, 2013


  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies
  • Association of Avian Veterinarians
  • Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians
  • Association of Wildlife Veterinarians
  • International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care
  • International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management
  • International Veterinary Acupuncture Society
  • American Association of Veterinary Acupuncturists
  • Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy
  • National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association

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