I have wanted to be a veterinarian for as long as I can remember. Even before I can remember, my Mom tells me that I wandered towards any dog I saw at the park. I was always sneaking lizards, baby birds, and the occasional stray kitten home, and trying to "save" them. This goes much better since I graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.
Having also studied James Herriot's novels (must reads if you haven't yet), I knew practicing veterinary medicine would provide me with daily variety, challenge me to continually learn, and allow me to meet interesting people and animal personalities. I love hearing stories about my patient's adventures/misadventures. I find it most rewarding helping them live long happy lives so that they have more stories to tell!
Dr. Owen has been with Newport Harbor Animal Hospital since 1997. She is a member of AVMA, AAHA and the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.