Partner ClinicsWillmette, IL

OrthoPets Chicago - Pets in Balance

Dr. Starr

OrthoPets Chicago
Pets in Balance

Dr. Lisa Starr provides a wealth of experience and knowledge in the fields of veterinary physical rehabilitation, acupuncture, and chiropractic care (veterinary spinal manipulative therapy). She has been providing compassionate care for owners and their pets in the field of veterinary physical rehabilitation since 2006. Her goal is to help pets achieve optimal health and activity levels through promoting pain control, addressing mobility issues, and focusing on living a healthy lifestyle with preventative care and nutrition.

Dr. Starr graduated from Duke University prior to completing her veterinary degree at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She earned her certification in veterinary rehabilitation (CCRP) through the University of Tennessee before adding certifications in acupuncture through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society in 2009, and Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy (chiropractic) through the Healing Oasis in 2010. Dr. Starr wrote a chapter on “Rehabilitation for Geriatric Patients” that was published in a veterinary textbook, Canine Sports Medicine and Sports Rehabilitation (Zink, Van Dyke, 2013).

Dr. Starr is a member of American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Chicago Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians (AARV), International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS), American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture (AAVA), and the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA). Her personal interests include travel, exploring the Chicago dining scene, enjoying the outdoors with her husband, and spending time with her pets.

Dr. Starr started Pets in Balance, a mobile veterinary rehabilitation practice in 2015, and sees patients out of a veterinary clinic in Wilmette, IL as well as via house call on the northwest side of Chicago. She also works with Integrative Veterinary Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine in Hanover Park. For more information, please contact Dr. Starr after visiting the Pets in Balance website.


730 Hibbard Rd, Willmette, IL 60091