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About Julie Horton, DVM

Julie Horton, DVM

Julie Horton, DVM

Originally from Missouri, I moved to New York City in 1994 to work on my PhD in biopsychology. I realized halfway through the program, though, that my true passion was to work with animals. I knew then that I wanted my life’s work to be about their welfare and care. After earning my veterinary degree from Ross University in 2000, I returned to New York to complete an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Manhattan Veterinary Group. Since that time, I have been fortunate to practice veterinary medicine in a variety of diverse settings. Specifically, I have worked in animal shelters, emergency clinics, and general small animal medicine hospitals in the metropolitan area. Each experience has been invaluable to me–not just because it has helped broaden my experience and perspective as a vet, but because I truly love working with animals no matter what the context and having the opportunity to facilitate the human animal bond. With every single patient, my approach involves thoroughly examining each individual as a whole, and evaluating how the pet’s behavior and attitude may manifest as a systemic problem. I believe that a comprehensive understanding of a pet’s distress and suffering–along with incorporating new medical breakthroughs–is vital to practicing good, responsible and compassionate veterinary medicine. To that end, I’m currently working toward requirements to be a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner (CVPP) and a member of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP). I currently live in Manhattan with my two Pit Bull Terrier mixes, Astro and Dylan. I look forward to talking through any concerns or questions you may have and helping guide you throughout your pet’s care–whether you have a new puppy or a more senior pet. The veterinary profession is constantly evolving, and I never lack appreciation or excitement to practice what I love doing every day.

Posts By Julie Horton, DVM

Why Annual Vet Visits Are Important For Your Cat

March 21, 2016 |

If you’re like most cat owners in New York City, your thought process regarding taking your pet to the vet probably goes something like this: My cat is eating and acting normally, and he never goes outside or is exposed to other cats so he doesn’t need vaccines. Plus, he stresses out and pees every time I put him in his carrier. I’ll just take him to the vet when he’s sick. Read More

What to Do When Your Pet Has Diarrhea

March 19, 2016 |

At the Worth Street Veterinary Center, we see pets with acute diarrhea—or what’s often referred to as gastroenteritis—on an almost daily basis. But what, really, is “acute diarrhea”? This is when your dog’s poop is soft, pudding-like (gross, right?), watery brown, or even slightly bloody. Read More

Fleas: Simple Nuisance…or Seriously Dangerous?

March 16, 2016 |

Have you ever looked at your cat or dog scratching and wondered, Could my pet have fleas? Living in New York City, most of us immediately assume our pets couldn’t possibly have fleas—largely because they don’t spend a ton of time outside, and they’re walking the streets of a concrete jungle (where would the little critters hide anyway?). Read More

Doggie Winter Gear: Awesome, or Overkill?

March 16, 2016 |

Although it’s been a very mild winter here in New York City, one of the most common questions I am asked is whether a dog should wear a coat. In general, most dogs don’t need coats in mild weather. Read More

Leptospirosis: Should You Vaccinate Your Dog?

March 15, 2016 |

Many pet owners have recently called me to ask about the leptospirosis vaccine, wondering whether they should vaccinate their dogs against the disease. This is valid question, and it’s often debated amongst owners and veterinarians. The media often reports “outbreaks” … Read More

Tips on Making Your Cat’s Visit to the Vet Stress-Free

July 26, 2015 |

Let’s face it, most cats hate going to the veterinarian. Just imagine, you’re going about your daily routine of sleeping in your favorite spot, lounging in the sun, grooming yourself, and occasionally having some food. Read More