If you ask Dr. Christina Bowles how she spends her days, her reply is always the same: “I have the honor and pleasure of leading the best team in southwest Michigan at Shaver Road Animal Hospital!”
Dr. Bowles graduated from Purdue University’s School of Veterinary Medicine (Boiler up!) in 2001. After four years of practice at a 24-hour care hospital, Dr. Bowles (like cereal bowls, not “bowels” like your colon!) joined the Shaver Road team as a staff veterinarian in 2005. The devotion of the Shaver Road team to a personalized approach toward pet care was a perfect fit with how she practices medicine. Her love for the clients and patients at the hospital grew, and in July of 2012, she embarked on a new adventure as the owner of the hospital as well. Dr. Bowles lives to nurture the bond between our clients and their pets. She combines her medical, behavioral and surgical expertise with a desire to truly listen to your concerns in order to improve life for both you and your furry family members.
When she’s not at Shaver Road, Dr. B is a busy “B” in the community as well! Mornings always start with a Scratch snuggle (her bottle-fed rescue kitty) and then a walk in the woods with the family’s American Bulldog mix, Tugger. After work, she might be off to serve as a board member for the Vicksburg Community School Foundation, speak at a local school or daycare, or run the high school intern program here at the hospital. Dr. Bowles and her husband, Chad, both love the water and the family spends as much time camping and boating as possible when the “Bowles boys” don’t keep them busy. With sons Jackson and Maguire competing in every sport imaginable, you’re more likely to catch Dr. B at a Vicksburg sporting event then relaxing at the lake! Go Bulldogs!