Dr. Julie Must grew up in the small town of Smiths Falls, Ontario. She has always had a love for animals and has wanted to be a veterinarian for as long as she can remember. When she was in high school she completed a co-op placement at Smiths Falls Veterinary Services, which made it clear to her that a career in veterinary medicine was right for her. Julie graduated from the University of Guelph in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences with a minor in neuroscience. During her time at Guelph, she trained and fostered a service dog that successfully passed the exam and is now an autism therapy dog.
When Julie was accepted to the Ontario Veterinary College, she always dreamed of doing international veterinary work. She was lucky enough to spend her summers working with both Veterinarians Without Borders in Tanzania and Global Vets in Thailand. Julie couldn’t decide which species she liked to work with best, so in the final year of her veterinary studies, she streamed in Rural Community Practice. She had the opportunity to work with both companion and farm animals but decided that becoming a companion animal veterinarian was right for her. She graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College with distinction in 2017. Julie has been with the team at Elgin Animal Hospital since she graduated in 2017. She has a special interest in dentistry, soft tissue surgery, feline behavior, nutrition and preventative medicine.
Julie shares her home with 2 cats named Evey and Edwin and a Border Collie cross named Arya. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, running, hiking, reading and spending time with her family and friends.
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