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Dr. Antonio L. Bowens

Hospital Director and Head of Neurology & Neurosurgery


  • Founder and owner of the Veterinary Neurology & Neurosurgery Center of Texas (VNCT): est. 2011
  • Published in veterinary journals and has given veterinary academic presentations internationally
  • Universität of Zürich (UZH) in Zürich, Switzerland: completed academic residency in the specialty area of neurology and neurosurgery for small & large animals 2008
  • Adjunct professor of Clinical Neurology & Neurosurgery at Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine (TUSVM) from 2006-2014
  • Received certificate of completion for both: Abdominal & Thoracic ultrasonography in 2014
  • Special interest in hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), laser therapy (K-Laser), pain management and canine/feline physiotherapy & rehabilitation
  • Practicing in the field of veterinary neurology & neurosurgery as well as emergency medicine since 2005
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery fellowship: completed a private practice specialty internship 2005
  • University of Missouri: completed academic internship in small animal medicine & surgery 2004
  • Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine: earned a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine 2003
  • Tulane University, Vanderbilt University, Tuskegee University: advanced laboratory research 1997-1999
  • Honors: Beta Kappa Chi National Scientific Honor Society in 1998
  • Tuskegee University: earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Biology cum laude 1997


Dr. Priscilla E. M. Bowens

Emergency Veterinarian


  • The University of Texas School of Law: earned a J.D. (Doctor of Law degree) in 2016
  • The University of Florida: earned a Masters in Public Health  (MPH) 2013
  • Began practicing veterinary emergency & critical care/medicine 2006
  • Universität Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland, Molecular Biology Post Graduate Program 2008
  • Developed novel assay to detect fungal toxins in human food and animal feed in the EU; applied for patent; selected as a BioCop Women in Science Fellow, National Institute for Public Health, The Netherlands (Holland).
  • Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine: earned a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine cum laude 2006
  • Honors: Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society
  • Tuskegee University: Bachelor of Science magna cum laude in Animal Science 2002

Dr. Jantzen A. Strother

Medical Director and Head of Emergency Medicine


  • Special interest in emergency & soft tissue surgery, emergency medicine & critical care, laser therapy (K-Laser), and pain management
  • Over 11 years of extensive practice experience and companion pet care education for owners
  • Received certificate of completion for both: Abdominal & Thoracic ultrasonography in 2014
  • Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine: completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine, emergency medicine and surgery 2004
  • Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine: earned a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine 2003
  • University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC): earned Bachelor of Science Degree in biology 1998
  • Native of Washington, D.C.

Dr. Caleb Vaughan

Surgeon (practice limited to surgery)


  • Trained under Dr. John Perkins 2011-2013
  • Established Vaughan Mobile Surgery 2011
  • Practiced at Alvarado Veterinary Clinic 1999-2010
  • Texas A&M Veterinary School: earned a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine 1999
  • Texas State University: Animal Science 1990-1995
  • Completed 2 TPLO courses
  • Completed IMEX external fixator course
  • Completed AO basic and advanced orthopedic courses

Dr. Vaughan is available for canine and feline orthopedic surgeries when needed. Please contact us to make an appointment or if we can answer any questions.