Rachel Rowen, Medical Director

DVM

Dr. Rachel Rowen earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from UC Davis in 2008, and after a Small Animal Internship at Ohio State in 2009 has been practicing medicine in the Bay Area ever since. Professionally, Dr. Rowen is interested in personalized preventive care and client education. She prioritizes evidence-based medicine, but can also help pet parents critically evaluate all options available to maintain and improve your pet's health (medical and behavioral!) in a way that works for their family. She values her relationship with her patients and their loved ones and looks forward to working with you at all stages of your pet's life, from puppy/kitten wellness to multi-modal pain management in their senior years. She is also committed to staying up-to-date in emergency and internal medicine so that she can be there for you and your pet when you need her most.

She is Low Stress Handling Certified, being committed to providing the least stressful, most compassionate experience possible for her patients. She is also a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT) through Canine Rehabilitation Institute, having put in 100 hours of continuing education in clinically relevant anatomy, biomechanics, and pathophysiology of common orthopedic and neurologic disorders, and hands-on training in physical rehabilitation assessment and treatment planning, manual therapy and soft tissue techniques, therapeutic modalities (such as laser, ultrasound, TENS, PEMF), therapeutic exercise, and hydrotherapy.

She is originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, but came to the Bay Area in 1989, just in time for the big earthquake! A big fan of the outdoors, she enjoys hiking and mountain biking with her husband. She also loves the ocean and was a part-time sea kayaking instructor during veterinary school and is trained in open water diving. Now that they have a toddler in the mix, their new hobbies include trying new restaurants and going to bed early with their Pomeranian, Puccini, and their kitty, Captain Bug!
Rachel Rowen

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