We are pleased to welcome Dr. Rachel Barrack DVM, CVA, CVCH of Animal Acupuncture to the URVet family as our new Chief of Integrative Medicine.

A native New Yorker, Dr. Barrack completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Vermont and received her doctor of veterinary medicine degree at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Barrack has worked in a range of environments including small animal clinics and shelters to wildlife conservation centers. She has also worked in an equine surgical practice and at Belmont and Aqueduct racetracks both in private practice and as a regulatory official. It was there she became interested in traditional Chinese medicine and then went on to study at the Chi Institute becoming a certified veterinary acupuncturist, certified veterinary herbologist, and food therapist before ultimately forming her own concierge medical practice, Animal Acupuncture, based in New York City.

Recently named the “Best Veterinary Acupuncturist in New York” by New York Magazine, and known for her comprehensive yet non-invasive treatment style, and highly attentive patient care, Dr. Barrack is also a frequent media contributor. She has leant her expertise to Chewy, CNN, Fox5, PetMD, and Reader’s Digest, among other publications and media outlets. She is very excited to bring her unique, integrative approach to medicine to URVet by combining the best of both eastern and western therapies for animals under her care.

When not caring for your beloved pets, Dr. Barrack is a soulcycle enthusiast, voracious reader, and enjoys spending time with her fiancé, Roman.