Dr. Julie Oghigian has been working in the veterinary profession for well over 25 years, with over 18 of those in practice as a small animal veterinarian. She graduated from Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine and chose to pursue a prestigious rotating internship at the nation's third largest small animal referral hospital.
Dr. Julie has a strong interest in canine sports medicine and rehabilitation, canine reproduction, feline medicine/surgery, dentistry, holistics/eastern medicine, zoo animal and wildlife medicine and rehabilitation. Dr. Julie is also pursuing certification through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. She was a Founding Fellow of the International Association of Cat Doctors and member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture, International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, and multiple other organizations. Dr. Julie was the staff doctor at Guide Dogs of America for over 4.5 years and was very excited to see the advancements and growth of the GDA veterinary program during that period.
Outside of work, Dr. Julie loves spending time with her husband, who grew up in Montana, and 4 year-old daughter, friends, and family and enjoys competing with her champion Labrador retrievers in the AKC conformation ring, hunt tests, obedience, rally and other performance venues. Dr. Julie is a veterinary columnist in the world-renown Labrador Quarterly magazine. She also enjoys movies, books, photography, SCUBA diving, art, and the outdoors- hiking, camping, fishing, shooting, gardening, rock-climbing, and exploring the wilderness.