Julie Helman grew up in Traverse City, MI. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 2002 with a BS in Biology. She attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, West Indies and completed her clinical year of veterinary school at Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine. She has been practicing in the Western PA area since graduating from veterinary school in 2006. She and her family enjoy camping, hiking, skiing, and traveling.