Meet Our Doctors

The veterinarians of Rutherford Veterinary Hospital have over 80 years of combined veterinary experience. When we say that we adhere to the highest standards of veterinary care, our experience is there to back us up. To schedule an appointment with us, call (214) 826-4166 or make an appointment online.

Teri Rowan DVM
fear free certified professional

Teri Rowan, DVM

Dr. Teri Rowan joined Rutherford in July 2008 after graduating from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences in 2007. Before attending A&M, Dr. Rowan spent a number of years working in the advertising and film production industry. Dr. Rowan purchased Rutherford Veterinary Hospital from Dr. Vaughn in August 2013.

Dr. Rowan’s medical interests include dentistry, pain management, geriatric care and internal medicine. She also has a strong interest in complimentary therapies such as herbal medicine, acupuncture and food therapy. She has attended and completed the International Veterinary Acupuncture Association certification program.

Dr. Rowan currently shares her home with two Rutherford rescues; Megan and Peaches. She is pictured here with Sahara the special dog who inspired her to change her life and become a veterinarian.

Dr. Rowan enjoys coffee with friends, watching movies and traveling.

ronald Vaughn DVM

Ronald Vaughn, DVM

Dr. Ronald Vaughn started working at Rutherford Veterinary Hospital in 1969 after graduating from Texas A&M University in 1967 and serving 2 years in the Army. Dr. Vaughn owned Rutherford Veterinary Hospital for 28 years before selling the practice to Dr. Rowan in August 2013.

Dr. Vaughn loves to practice medicine even more today than in the past especially with the great advancements seen in veterinary medicine over the years. The primary reason for his continued growth in this profession is his love of Continuing Education. Dr. Vaughn believes all the advancements in veterinary medicine have enabled our hospital to lengthen the lives of and increase the quality of life of our patients.

Some of Dr. Vaughn’s hobbies include travel, fitness exercise and photography. His photographs can be seen throughout the hospital. Dr. Vaughn is pictured here with Gracie, one of our past clinic pets.

Dr. Kim Oakland
fear free certified professional

Kim Oakland, DVM

Dr. Oakland began working at Rutherford Veterinary Hospital in early 2021. She graduated from Colorado State University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She continued her education at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2019.

Dr. Oakland’s medical interest include surgery, rehabilitation and pain management, as well as nutrition.

Dr. Oakland loves to travel, read and cook. She is also an avid fitness and nutrition advocate, and can be found hiking, running and enjoying winter sports (harder to do now that she’s in Texas) on her days off. She can also be found just enjoying the sunny Texas weather with her sweet Labrador Bode.