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Dr. Antonio L. Bowens

Hospital Director and Head of Neurology & Neurosurgery


  • 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. Annique S. Boyle

Emergency & Wellness Veterinarian



Dr. Lauren C. Rhodes

Emergency & Wellness Veterinarian