Dr. Julie Reck
Meet Dr. Julie Reck
Dr. Reck is a veterinarian with passion for creating new communication avenues with pet owners. She believes that enhancing the communication capabilities of the veterinary profession will foster a stronger connection with pet owners and create an enjoyable professional environment for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and receptionists.
In 2010, Dr. Reck published Facing Farewell, a book dedicated to providing pet owners with information to assist them with making difficult end of life decisions for their pet. Facing Farewell was awarded the Maxwell Medallion of Excellence for the best book in pet care and health by the Dog Writers Association of America at the 2010 Westminister Dog Show.
In 2011, Dr, Reck opened the Veterinary Medical Center of fort Mill. The practice quickly flourished and is now home to 4 full time associate veterinarians.
In 2016, Dr. Reck launched a revolutionary approach to veterinary wellness care called the Healthy Pet Happy Pet Experience℠. It is a two step approach that divides the wellness visit into a one-on-one medically focused veterinary consultation and then separate seminars on key topics of pet care: grooming, nutrition, and training. Dr Reck is passionate about positive culture development in veterinary practices.
As pets age, their mind and spirit can still be full of life, but the pain and difficulty they experience trying to get around–often due to Osteoarthritis–can cause them to become depressed.
Dr. Reck had been giving Simon, her own dog, joint supplements and medications for years, which only masked his discomfort. Therefore, she went looking for a new treatment option that would make a difference.
She researched other options and decided to work with VetStem Laboratories to provide Stem Cell Therapy to treat arthritic pets.
After seeing Simon’s progress in just 30 days, Dr. Reck is excited to offer this new treatment option to help other pets have the same chance of improvement he had.
The Healthy Pet Happy Pet Experience℠ is a revolutionary approach to veterinary wellness. Too often a veterinary visit will only focus on the results of the veterinarian’s exam and test findings, which can leave important areas of your pet’s care ignored! We feel the care you provide at home is just as important to your pet’s health and happiness as the information we provide in the exam room.
We want your visit to be so much more than a “quick as possible” checkup. This is why our wellness approach is now 2 steps: The Healthy Pet Happy Pet Experience℠
The Fear Free method was created to alleviate fear, anxiety and stress in pets and educate and inspire the people that care for them. Fear Free focuses on both the physical and emotional well-being of your pets, and aims to take the pet out of petrified.
We believe in this way of practicing veterinary care. So much so that we have over 18 staff members who are Fear Free Level 1 Certified. This requires 9 hours of training for each member! Making sure that your pet and you have a stress free experience at Veterinary Medical Center of Fort Mill is one of our top priorities.