Meet Our Veterinarians
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
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.
Kerry Young, DVM
Dr. Kerry Young started working at Rutherford Veterinary Hospital in 2005. She graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University in May 2002. Dr. Young received her Master of Science degree in Veterinary Parasitology from the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in August 1998. Dr. Young also received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas.
Dr. Young’s medical interests include dermatology, parasitology, feline diseases and medical conditions.
Dr. Young is an avid reader, enjoys gardening, cheering for her favorite professional sporting teams and spending down time with her well-loved pets.
Brooke Washington, DVM
Dr. Brooke Washington hails from Oklahoma City, OK. She spent her youth being professionally trained in classical musical, of which piano was her primary instrument. She graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science in 2008 and her DVM in 2012.
Dr. Washington’s veterinary interests include diagnostic imaging, internal medicine, behavior and nutrition. Outside of medicine, she enjoys spending time with loved ones, reading, serving at her church and being a lifelong learner in a variety of areas. Currently she enjoys attending lectures at Dallas Theological Seminary.
Julia Rodriguez, DVM
Dr. Julia Rodriguez joined our staff in October of 2019. She was born in Las Vegas, NV and was raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico where her passion for Veterinary Medicine grew from taking care of stray animals and working as a volunteer in animal shelters. Dr. Rodriguez did her undergrad studies in Pre-Vet and Livestock Industries at the Land Grant University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez.
Dr. Rodriguez graduated in 2016 from Tuskegee University of Veterinary Medicine in Alabama and has practiced for the last 3 years in Las Vegas, NV in a mixed animal practice with small animals and exotics.
Dr. Rodriguez recently moved to the great state of Texas to be closer to family and for a better work/life balance for her and her rambunctious terriers Cookie, Perla and Scottie.
Dr. Rodriguez’s medical interests are in dermatology, ophthalmology, preventative care and regulatory medicine. During her downtime, she enjoys reading, hiking, sightseeing, and karaoke.