Board member at large
Dr. Lilly joined the AHVMF BOD in 2014. She is a California native who grew up in the central valley. She ﬁrst fell in love with the San Luis Obispo area as an undergraduate at Cal Poly studying Animal Science on the pre- veterinary track. In 2008, Natasha completed her DVM studies at UC Davis with an emphasis in equine medicine. She initially went to work outside of Chicago in an equine sports medicine practice. After becoming disappointed with the options to treat our athletes, she began taking an interest into complementary medicine, especially acupuncture. She attended an equine and small animal acupuncture certiﬁcation course through IVAS in 2009-2010. She was then mentored and worked for an established acupuncturist and complementary medicine DVM in Chicago, Dr. Barbara Royal. In Dr. Royal’s small animal practice, the emphasis was on blending Western and Eastern medicine practices in treating every patient.
Dr. Lily is currently pursuing a certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine at the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. Since 2012, she has provided integrative veterinary care for small animals with an emphasis on diet, acupuncture, laser therapy and herbal medicine at the central Coast Pet Emergency Clinic and Central Coast Veterinary Acupuncture.
Dr. Lily also enjoys supporting rescue groups and humane societies and spent time doing so with the largest No-Kill shelter in Chicagoland, PAWS Chicago.