Dr. Julie Churchill graduated from Michigan State University (B.S and DVM.) She attended the University of Georgia for her small animal internship in medicine and surgery. She then completed combined residencies and her PhD program in small animal internal medicine and clinical nutrition at University of Minnesota.
Dr Churchill is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition and currently an Associate Professor, section chief and director of the Nutrition Service at the University Veterinary Medical Center.
Dr. Churchill is passionate about all aspects of small animal clinical nutrition including the role of nutrition in maintaining wellness and preventive care, obesity prevention and treatment, the nutrition needs of geriatric patients, nutritional management of kidney diseases, and critical care nutrition. She is also interested in improving ways of client communication to successfully integrate nutrition into the patient care of every patient. She worked on the task force to develop the AAHA guidelines for weight management. She serves on the board of the Pet Nutrition Alliance (PNA) as well as the educational tools committee of PNA working to development of a” Go-to” website for credible nutritional information for veterinary practice teams and consumers. Dr Churchill also serves on the Education Committee for the American College of Veterinary Nutrition.