Meet the Team
Find out more about who we are and why we are so passionate about helping your pet. We can’t wait to meet you!
Julie Rowley DVM, Dip ABVP (canine/feline), CCRP
Dr. Julie Rowley’s passion for sports medicine began with her undergraduate degree studying athletic training at San Diego State University. While in college she ran several different indoor sports facilities until she changed her entire career path and applied to veterinary school. She received her DVM from Oregon State University and Washington State University in 2001 and hasn’t looked back since! After 10 years of practice Julie decided she wanted to pursue more knowledge and expand her abilities to help animals. In 2011, Dr. Rowley became a Board Certified Specialist in Canine and Feline practice with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. Dr Rowley knew she wanted to provide options and treatments to those patients who just needed more than basic medicine could provide. That’s when Dr. Rowley decided to combine her love of animals and medicine with her passion for sports medicine and physical therapy. Julie finished her certification in small animal rehab from the University of Tennessee’s Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner program (this program includes cats as well). The next logical step was to get the equipment and facility she needed to start providing animal rehabilitation to her patients and to the community. Dr. Rowley is currently a member of multiple veterinary and rehabilitation associations. When not working you can find her hiking, biking or kayaking all over Oregon with her husband Mark and her gorgeous English Shepherd Zeke
Krystina started her veterinary medicine journey at LBCC earning her Veterinary Assistant Degree in 2011. Working in shelter medicine for a few years, then at Oregon State University Rehab Department working with Sarah for 2 years, before starting at SOAR.
When not working at SOAR she works in Real Estate in the Corvallis area. You can also find her enjoying time outside with her husband, reading, or snuggling her creatures. Krystina & her husband love to travel, hike, and are avid members of the Timbers Army.
Alissa has discovered her love for the veterinary field, working as a former intern for SOAR. She has earned her B.S. in Animal Science and Kinesiology from Oregon State University in 2022 and is now working towards attending veterinary school. She now currently works at SOAR full time and enjoys getting to know each pet and their owners. Her future career aspiration is to become a veterinarian with a specialty in animal rehabilitation. She has some animal experience working in shelters and OSU’s veterinary teaching hospital.
When not working at SOAR, she enjoys playing basketball, however, after an injury sustained a few years ago, she now spends most of her time taking her dog, Ayce, on adventures and working on training.