Dr. Bowdre initially attended Western State College of Colorado in beautiful Gunnison, Colorado. Here he skied, hiked, biked and found his bearings while completing most of a biology degree and the prerequisites for veterinary school. He then transferred to Colorado State University and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology as well as gaining acceptance to the school of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Bowdre received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 2003. Following veterinary school, Dr. Bowdre moved to southern California to pursue an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Animal Urgent Care and Specialty Group in Escondido, California. While surfing and enjoying the fun lifestyle SoCal has to offer he finished his internship in 2004. Dr. Bowdre initially worked as an independent contractor for various hospitals in San Diego, including California Veterinary Specialists.
Then in 2007, he joined the team at CVS, full time as an emergency and critical care staff doctor. At this point in his career, Dr. Bowdre feels grateful to have found his true path as an emergency veterinarian. In addition to having a particular interest in managing emergencies, such as toxicities, trauma, shock and emergency surgery.
“No one anticipates a trip to the emergency hospital, and my profession puts me in a unique position to help people navigate what can be a difficult situation. When your beloved, family member is in crisis, the experience can be a bit overwhelming. I feel privileged to be working with people, helping them to fully understand what is happening to their pets, educating them regarding diagnosis, treatment options, and prognosis. Working with families is my opportunity to provide special care from the heart.”
Dr. Bowdre enjoys a busy family life with two kids, a house full of pets and a garage full of hobbies. His days are full of adventure and excitement! Dr. Bowdre continues to look forward to each emergency shift and the opportunity to give back to the community he enjoys so much.
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