Dr. Julie Wentzel grew up in Annapolis, Maryland, and graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry and Wildlife in 1998. She graduated from the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004, where she pursued interests in both wildlife medicine and small animal emergency medicine. After graduation, she completed a small animal emergency medicine internship at Anne Arundel Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Annapolis, Maryland, where she remained on staff for another seven years. Her family moved to Leesburg, Virginia, where she has spent several years working at Animal Emergency and Critical Care. She completed her Certified Veterinary Acupuncture courses in 2013, and became a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner and Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist in 2014. She is passionate about treating acute and chronic pain to improve her patients' lives and assist in their return to a more active lifestyle. Dr. Wentzel became Secretary of the Northern Virginia Medical Association in 2017.
In her free time, Dr. Wentzel enjoys spending time with her family, as well as gardening, bird watching, volleyball, and running. She lives with her husband and their three children and three cats in Leesburg, Virginia.