Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine
Certified in Animal Chiropractic, Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic, International Veterinary Chiropractic Association
Certification in Veterinary Topographical Acupuncture (pending), Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine
Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, Canine Rehabilitation Institute
ABOUT DR. ALLI
My love of veterinary medicine began with my grandfather, Dr. Gary Troutman, who was the only veterinarian for a small town in rural Iowa. He embodied the values that I see as important in a veterinarian: compassion, knowledge, a strong work ethic, practicality, honesty, and fairness. Values which I strive to emulate in my practice of veterinary medicine every day.
I grew up in Rochester, Minnesota and spent most of my childhood there. There isn’t a part of my memory where animals were not a part of it. I grew up with dogs as a part of our family and was always befriending the barn cats on my grandparents’ farm. Over the years I had guinea pigs, gerbils, hamsters, frogs, many fish, and a snail (god bless my poor mother). Like every young girl (at some point in their childhood) I wanted to be a veterinarian when I grew up. The difference between most young girls and me is that dream never went away.
DR. ALLI'S FURRY FAMILY
I spent much of my free time in veterinary clinics before and during high school. I moved to Wisconsin to begin my undergraduate studies in Bacteriology and Genetics at UW-Madison, and went on to earn my degree in veterinary medicine from the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine.
My interest in integrative medicine began during veterinary school. In addition to my required studies, I attended the Chi Institute during my third year of veterinary school and became a certified Veterinary Acupuncturist. During my fourth year of veterinary school I become certified in Animal Chiropractic by Options For Animals College of Animal Chiropractic and by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association. I also have a special interest in whole food and species appropriate nutrition, and could talk for days about all of the things that good food can do for the body. I'm currently working towards my Canine Rehabilitation Therapist Certification (CCRT) through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute.
I have had the privilege of having an incredible mentor, Dr. Barbara Royal, who continues to teach me the value of integrative veterinary care; incorporating western, eastern and complementary modalities to create the most individualized, effective, and comprehensive wellness plan for every animal.
I opened Integrative Veterinary Service in November of 2015, and have happily settled here in the Milwaukee area with my husband, Drew, our daughter, Avery, and our furry family. We have 2 Vizslas named Gunner (my big baby), and his dog-sister, the most snuggly (and naughty), Indie. We also have two cats, a spunky 4 year old named Lark and our sweet Wren with her insatiable hunger and crooked feline tail.
Dr. Alli and Gunner
Committee Chair, Student American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (SAHVMA), 2015-present
Board of Directors, American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA), 2016-present
ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
GUNNER, My #1 Man
INDIE, My Little Sassy Girl
WREN, My special 1/2 tail
LARK, My cat with more than 9 lives