Tina Jo Owen

Tina Jo Owen

Director, Continuing Veterinary Medical EducationAssociate ProfessorEmergent, Orthopedic & Soft Tissue SurgeryPituitary SurgerySmall Animal      

Dr. Owen received her DVM from Washington State University in 1992 then headed to Kansas State University to pursue an internship in small animal medicine and surgery. In 1994, after a year in private practice at Green Lake Animal Hospital in Seattle Dr. Owen moved to West Lafayette, Indiana and spent 3 years in a residency in Small Animal Surgery at Purdue University. She moved to California in 1997 upon completion of her residency and spent 17 years in private practice at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital and was Chief of Surgery from 2000-2013. She returned to Washington State University and joined the staff in Small Animal Surgery in October of 2013.


  • DVM, Washington State University, 1992
  • BA, Washington State University, 1987
  • AA, Fort Steilacoom Community College, 1982


  • Board Certified, American College of Veterinary Surgeons, (Diplomate ACVS), 1999

Research Interests

  • Transsphenoidal Hypophysectomy; WSU Pituitary Surgical Team
  • Fracture repair


Professional Service

  • Continuing Veterinary Medical Education
  • Scholarship Committee