Originally, from Grass Valley, Dr Owen’s travels have taken her around the world, and she has lived for several years in both Australia and Maui, Hawaii. While in Australia, she earned her veterinary degree at Murdoch University and worked at one of the largest veterinary clinics in Western Australia, focusing on small animal medicine and surgery. Dr Owen is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners, and has a special interest in feline medicine and behavior. She attended the 2019 European Feline Congress hosted by the International Society of Feline Medicine in Croatia, which focused on feline infectious diseases. She has a special interest in dentistry and geriatrics, in particular preventative care and chronic pain relief.
While in Australia, Dr Owen spent time in Tasmania working with the endangered Tasmanian devil, as well as catching and releasing the Australian duck-billed platypus for species monitoring and data collection; some of Dr Owen’s patients were exotic wildlife such as kangaroo, cockatoos and carpet pythons.
After many beautiful and adventure-filled years overseas, Dr Owen has returned to Grass Valley with her two much-loved Aussie cats. She is very happy to once again have the privilege of helping and healing pets and getting to know their owners. When she is not at the clinic, Dr Owen enjoys hiking, meditation, being outdoors and searching for a great cup of coffee.