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Our Doctors

Dr. Michael McKown <small>DVM/Owner</small>
Dr. Michael McKown DVM/Owner

Michael has been with Pets First Animal Clinic since March of 2000, first as an associate veterinarian while also working at the animal emergency clinic. He purchased the practice in July of 2006. His veterinary interests include surgery, internal medicine, and orthopedics. Dr. McKown hails from the badger state of Wisconsin where he did his undergrad as well as veterinary school (1994 grad). He is one of only a handful of veterinarians in the valley who perform a complicated knee surgery for dogs suffering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). In his free time, Dr. Michael enjoys traveling, tennis, game nights, and sport-fishing.

Dr. Linda Cowan <small>DVM</small>
Dr. Linda Cowan DVM

Pets First Animal Clinic is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Linda Cowan to our staff. Dr. Cowan did her undergraduate and graduate work at UC Davis as alumnus of the class of 1983, followed by an internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston. She practiced veterinary medicine in California for 17 years before practicing in the Treasure Valley for the last 9 ½ years. Her veterinary interests include preventative medicine and internal medicine, cardiology, endocrinology and gastroenterology. When she’s not at work, she enjoys gardening, scrap booking, reading and extreme couponing. She has been married to Herb Cowan for 27 years. She has a son, James, a daughter, Genna, three cats named Pico de Gallo, Maui Wowie and Ellie Belle, a dog named Barkly and a goat named Dallas. She is very exited to be a part of the fantastic team at Pets First Animal Clinic!

Dr. Charles Christophel
Dr. Charles Christophel

Dr. Charles Christophel joined Pets First Animal Clinic in 2017. He was born and raised in Florida and attended the University of Florida (Go Gators) for his undergraduate degree and Ross University for his Veterinary degree. While in veterinary school met his wife; Rebekah who is also a veterinarian; and moved to Boise in 2013. His interest in veterinary medicine includes surgery, orthopedics and internal medicine. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his two children (Brinley and James), hiking, cycling and watching Florida Gator Football.