Dr. Julie has a strong interest in canine sports medicine and rehabilitation, canine reproduction, feline medicine/surgery, dentistry, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), zoo animal and wildlife medicine/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 their two daughters, 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.
Outside of the hospital, Dr. Ninnemann is a former competitive and professional figure skater, a classically trained trumpet player, a certified SCUBA diver, outdoors aficionado, travel enthusiast, and habitual baker. She is the proud mama of three cats; Scamp, a “tripawd” amputee (pictured), Meeko, who had a portion of his back leg surgically removed by Dr. Ninnemann following injury (pictured), and Fitzwilliam, her stalwart companion through all her collegiate adventures. All three cats are occasional volunteer blood donors.
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