Dr. Julie Damron has been working as a veterinarian in our community for over 19 years. She is passionate about her patient’s wellbeing, and currently she works over 60 hours a week to provide round-the-clock treatment as the full-time Medical Director at All Creatures Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Stockton, and a part-time associate at Arbor Pet Clinic in Lodi. Since 2007, Dr. D has written a by-monthly pet column in The Record; and is a recognized authority on pet care within our city and beyond. Julie has been a trailblazer in the fight against pet overpopulation and is actively working to make our shelter a no kill facility. Her dream is to see that no healthy dog or cat is euthanized, and that every pet has a home.
Last year she was the recipient of The Community Foundation of San Joaquin Local Hero Award for her several years of volunteering at our local animal shelter, and she also received an Animal Advocate award from Mayor Anthony Silva. In March she created and helped pass The Animal Bill of Rights. She is the Vice President of the Delta veterinary medical association, and was instrumental in its formation. She is also the founder of Helping Paws, and goes out weekly to feed the animals of the homeless. She is a cofounder of the Hands and Paws Foundation, and a board member of HOPE.