VIN Consultants and Editors — Julie Fischer

Julie Fischer

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Small Animal Internal Medicine, 2000


  • Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1990
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, 1996

Current Professional Activities

  • Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego

Past Professional Activities

  • Coordinator, Renal Medicine/Hemodialysis Service at the University of California
  • Veterinary Medical Center-San Diego (a satellite of UC Davis)
  • Clinical instructor at Kansas State University
  • Private practice internist in San Jose, CA


  • Kenai, a border collie mix obsessed with laser pointers and Stravinsky
  • Christopher, the Australian shepherd puppy I was NOT going to get after my 20-year-old Aussie finally expired
  • Ripley, the orange-striped brains of the feline operation, and Christopher's best pal
  • Beautootle, a beautiful silver-striped clown in perpetual search of a human to flop on (and who is not very bright...shhhh)
  • Rosie, a big red mare who is equal parts love and trouble


  • Frances, a sweet, furtive beagle mix who we think is a secret doomsday prepper
  • Jackie, a lab x hound with a love of all humans, baseball, and Christopher
  • Wilbur, a grey and white cat who will kill for any spicy curry dish (really)


  • Rugby
  • Yoga
  • Rock-climbing
  • Reading
  • Working with the horses

Favorite Quotes 

  • "For every mistake made by not knowing, a hundred are made by not looking."
  • "Well-behaved women rarely make history."
    —Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

What I Like Most About VIN

The ability to help and learn from vets all over the country (and the world)!

Are you a specialist who loves helping (and learning from) colleagues?

Join the proud team of VIN Consultants and Associate Editors!
Call Paul D. Pion, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology) at 530-757-6881 or email