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Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor in Community Practice, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis

Dr. Ilana Halperin earned her veterinary degree from UC Davis in 2003. After graduation, she completed a one-year rotating internship in veterinary internal medicine and surgery in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Dr. Halperin then spent the next 12 years as a general practitioner in California before joining UC Davis in 2016. In 2007, she became a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS). Her interest in acupuncture came about after she received acupuncture for a knee injury and was impressed with the results. Realizing that this could be a wonderful addition to her practice of veterinary medicine, she pursued the training through IVAS. Since that time, she has been happy to see positive results in her patients using acupuncture to treat such conditions as arthritis, back pain, allergies, and inflammatory bowel disease.


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    Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine & Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis