Julia Bates, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)

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Dr. Julia Bates

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (SAIM)

Dr. Julia Bates is a board-certified small animal internal medicine specialist in Wisconsin. She is based out of Madison, WI, and is available to serve general practice and emergency animal hospitals throughout the greater Madison, Milwaukee, and Janesville areas.

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Julia A. Bates, DVM, DACVIM is based out of Madison, Wisconsin and serves veterinary hospitals in the Madison and Milwaukee metro areas. She is an internal medicine specialist with strong interests in cardiopulmonary, immune mediated and endocrine diseases. Her clinical research interest is in hypoadrenocortism (Addison’s disease). Dr. Bates, along with other industry colleagues, recently had a retrospective study, “Lower Initial Dose Desoxycorticosterone Pivalate for Treatment of Canine Primary Hypoadrenocorticism,” accepted for publication in the Australian Veterinary Journal.

Dr. Bates joined MOVES in February 2020.


  • 2020
    Joined MOVES
  • 2008
    Achieved board certification through ACVIM
  • 2007
    Completed residency at Michigan State University
  • 2004
    Completed internship at Animal Medical Center in New York City
  • 2003
    Earned DVM degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
  • 1996
    Graduated from Montana State University with a degree in Animal Science

Ferguson LE, McLean MK, Bates JA, Quimby JM. Mirtazapine toxicity in cats: retrospective study of 84 cases (2006-2011).J Feline Med Surg. 2016 Nov;18(11):868-874. doi: 10.1177/1098612X15599026. Epub 2016 Jul 10

Bates JA, Schott S, and Schall WM. Effectiveness of low dose DOCP in the treatment and maintenance of dogs diagnosed with Hypoadrenocorticism. Aust Vet J. 2013 Mar;91(3):77-82

Bates JA. Phosphorus: a quick reference. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 2008;38(3):471-5, viii.

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