Julie Napier
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Dr. Julie Napier


Professional information

  • Veterinarian, BA, DVM
About Vet

Dr. Julie Napier is a 1999 graduate of Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine. She obtained a Bachelor's degree at Colorado State University. After graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Napier practiced small animal, exotic, and emergency medicine for two years before obtaining her first position as an associate veterinarian in a zoo. Over the years, she has worked at several zoological facilities including Disney's Animal Kingdom and retired from full-time zoo medicine as the Senior Veterinarian for Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in Omaha, Nebraska in 2019. Since then, she has practiced both domestic and exotic pet medicine, as well as zoo and wildlife medicine in a consulting capacity. She has extensive experience with dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, rabbits, rodents, guinea pigs, ferrets, pot-bellied pigs, primates, and goats. Her special interests include geriatric medicine, nutrition, husbandry, and animal welfare. She is licensed in Iowa, New Jersey, and New York. Dr. Napier loves to read, travel, volunteer, and spend as much time outdoors as possible, preferably camping with her dogs in state or National parks. She is an avid conservationist and has rescued 24 senior and unwanted dogs.

  • West Des Moines, IA, US
Spoken languages
  • English
Species treated
  • Fish
  • Dogs (Canine)
  • Reptiles & Amphibians
  • Birds (Avian)
  • Small Mammals
  • Farm Animals
  • Cats (Feline)
  • Other Exotics
Areas of interest
  • End of life/Hospice care
  • Animal Welfare
  • Dentistry
  • Dermatology
  • Immunology
  • Emergency
  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Neurology
  • Alternative Medicine
  • Toxicology
  • Nutrition
  • Parasitology
  • Oncology
  • Laboratory Animals
  • Behavior
  • Preventive
  • Iowa, US
  • New York, US
  • New Jersey, US
  • Consult on diet, nutrition & exercise
  • Consult on general health & wellness
  • Consult on behavioral issues
  • Navigating nutrition from the new baby to the senior pet
  • Optimizing your new puppy or kitten experience
  • Tips and tricks on pet grooming techniques
  • Pet training, house training and litter box training

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