About Dr. Karen Becker, DVM
Proactive Wellness and Integrative Veterinarian
Dr. Karen Shaw Becker is the most followed veterinarian in the world, and for good reason: she believes in a deliberate, common sense approach to creating and maintaining vibrant health in companion animals. Dr. Becker advocates a functional medicine approach for re-establishing well-being in ill pets, choosing species-appropriate whole food nutrition and lifestyle medicine as the primary modes of recovery.
When managing chronic disease, Dr. Becker incorporates pharmaceutical interventions last. Millions of pet lovers around the world have embraced Dr. Becker’s refreshing, purposeful approach to creating (or restoring) well-being. Her “Longevity Junkies” movement is growing exponentially, as pet lovers experience first-hand the incredible benefits of intentionally creating health.
Dr. Becker opened the first proactive animal hospital, exotic animal hospital and rehabilitation and pain management center in the U.S. over 20 years ago. She has spent her career as a small animal clinician and wellness consultant for a variety of health-focused companies and organizations. This is her 35th year as a federally licensed wildlife rehabilitator. She writes and lectures extensively and is the first veterinarian to give a TEDx talk on species-appropriate nutrition, a lifelong passion of hers. Dr. Becker finds immense satisfaction in empowering animal guardians to become knowledgeable advocates for their animals.