I grew up in the RockyMountain foothills nearBoulder Colorado, and graduated fromColorado StateUniversity with my veterinary degree in 2005. During veterinary school, I participated in an internship in wildlife rehabilitation, which sparked my interest in exotic pets. I have had the privilege to treat many species, from snakes and iguanas to guinea pigs and rats, and love being able to include these pets in my practice.
Shortly after graduation, I completed a rigorous medical acupuncture course earning my certification in veterinary acupuncture. I am proud to be able to include this healing modality in my comprehensive “toolbox”. My interest in acupuncture, companion animals and exotic pets brought me to Portland after graduation, where I worked for several years in an integrative practice. Integrative, or “complementary”, medicine is a focus of mine. I strive to look at all of my patients holistically, keeping the entire body in mind, rather than just the problem at hand. This approach allows me to utilize all of my available resources to better care for my patients. Often times, my treatments are western medicine based, but herbal medications, diet, or acupuncture frequently become part of my plan.
I adore being a veterinarian. Besides my integrative background, I also have a strong interest in dentistry, internal medicine and behavior. I am active with the Portland Animal Welfare team, where we provide free veterinary care for the pets of the homeless and extremely impoverished. I am also involved with the Rabbit Advocates. I have an adorable ex-laboratory cat named Finky, and we share my NE Portland home with my little running buddy, my adopted mix-breed dog, Goblin. If I’m not working or running with my dog, you’ll likely find me curled up with a mosaic project or with a great movie.
Can’t wait to meet you,
Becky Prull, DVM