Dr. Bowens' background:
Dr. Bowens received his DVM degree from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine (TUSVM) in 2003. He went on to complete a competitive rotating Internship in medicine and surgery at the University Of Missouri. He then successfully completed an intense neurology & neurosurgery fellowship at a specialty veterinary referral practice in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area under the tutelage of two neurologists/
neurosurgeons. Presented with the opportunity of a life-time, he matriculated and successfully completed a residency in neurology & neurosurgery at the University of Zürich, in Zürich, Switzerland.
Dr. Bowens and his wife moved back to the states to establish a small animal neurology & neurosurgery service in Western Pennsylvania at a 24hr Animal Specialty and Trauma Center. Dr. Bowens has moved back to the Dallas-Fort Worth area to follow his lifelong dream of starting his own animal neurology & neurosurgery practice. Dr. Bowens has received teaching acknowledgement at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at TUSVM and at the University of Zürich for providing 3rd and 4th year veterinary students with a solid clinical foundation in Veterinary Neurology. He has published in journals and has given presentations internationally.
Dr. Bowens has a strong passion for veterinary neurosurgery, physiotherapy, and reperfusion injury in the brain & spinal cord tissue, as well as diagnosing and medically managing immune-mediated disease affecting the nervous system (in the brain, spinal cord, and the peripheral nerves). He looks forward to the opportunity to work with you and your pet, as an extension of your family’s veterinarian and small animal emergency facilities throughout the greater DFW area. His objective is to help you make informed decisions and to improve your pet’s overall quality of life by preserving and potentially regaining neurological function through treatment.
Dr. Early’s background:
Peter Early, DVM
Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology)
Dr. Early, a 1999 graduate of University of Florida School of Veterinary Medicine, has joined VNCT and is available on a limited basis. He spent 2 years at Cornell University, where he first completed a small animal rotating internship, followed by a second year as a staff veterinarian. Dr. Early completed a Neurology/Neurosurgery residency at North Carolina State University. Currently, he is a clinical instructor at a prominent school of veterinary medicine where he helps train students, interns, and residents. Dr. Early’s special interest include neurosurgery, specifically unique decompressive and stabilization techniques. Dr. Early has been married for the past 20 years and has 5 children.
Rachael Worster, Hospital Administrator
Rachael handles the human resources, payroll, administrative and financial duties at the hospital. She has over 16 years of veterinary technician experience, starting at the young age of 16. She has focused the last 14 years on emergency and critical care. Rachael has a special interest in intensive supportive care and monitoring. She previously owned and managed her own business and managed another veterinary clinic for several years prior to joining the VNCT. Rachael enjoys both the business aspect of veterinary medicine, as well as getting to help with technical duties when needed.
Outside of work, she stays busy with one son, one daughter, and a King Charles Cavalier named Emily. She enjoys watching her daughter compete in competitive cheerleading competitions, spending time on the boat with her family, and scrapbooking.
Should any questions or problems arise concerning your pet, Rachael is always available to help answer your questions or solve any problems.
Rachael, Francisco, Dr. Bowens, Steven, Susan, Mary & "Gidjet"