Meet Our Staff
Dr. Tim Bowser
Dr. Tim Bowser was a member of the first graduating class from the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1980. He practiced in Florida until 1998, when he fulfilled his dream of living in Alaska.
Dr. Bowser and his wife, Marian, have four children and seven grandchildren, all living in the area. He has served on the Alaska Board of Veterinary Examiners and the Kenai Peninsula College Council. Dr. Bowser stays busy at home with his animals and his tractor, and also has worked as a trail veterinarian on the Iditarod, Copper Basin 300, and Tustumena 200 sled dog races. He enjoys most outdoor activities, including hiking, riding horses, hunting, fishing, and golf.
Dr. Bowser’s special interests are in internal medicine, dermatology, and endoscopy. If you would like to reach Dr. Bowser, you may email him.
Dr. Marie Hermansen
Dr. Marie “Meezie” Hermansen was born in Soldotna and raised in Cohoe. She grew up in her family’s commercial fishing set-net site, where she still spends her days off in the summer as well as her vacation time.
Dr. Hermansen graduated from SoHi, earned a bachelor’s degree from Pacific University in Oregon, and graduated from Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. She returned home to Soldotna after graduation to start the career she loves in the place she loves. She joined the Soldotna Animal Hospital staff in November 1999.
Dr. Hermansen enjoys small animal medicine, with special interest in ultrasound. If you would like to contact Dr. Meezie, please email her.
Dr. Katie Sessions Browning
Dr. Katie Sessions Browning grew up in Grand Bay, Alabama, in South Mobile County on a family farm. She practiced in West Mobile, Alabama, for 3 years before moving to Soldotna in late June 2005. Katie and her husband Wes, live with their two dogs, Ogre and Bain.
Dr. Katie received her bachelor’s degree in animal and dairy sciences from Auburn University College of Agriculture in 1998. In 2002, she earned her doctor of veterinary medicine from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Katie’s special interests include soft tissue and cosmetic surgery and bulldogs of any sort. If you would like to reach Dr. Katie, please email her.
Dr. Ashlee Oliver
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Ashlee Oliver to our veterinary staff. Dr. Oliver is a 2014 graduate of Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She spent a good deal of her childhood in North Carolina, as well as several other states across the country.
Dr. Oliver and her husband, Ben Frey, married and moved to Alaska during the summer of 2014, joining Dr. Oliver's parents. The Oliver-Frey household also includes the kitties Annaleese and Issabella.
Dr. Oliver has a love of felines as well as a special interest in veterinary ophthalmology. If you would like to contact Dr. Oliver, please email her.
Sherrie Glad Egbert
Sherrie Glad Egbert our lead receptionist, was born in Oregon and raised here on the Kenai Peninsula. She has been working as a veterinary receptionist since 1998. She was hired by Dr. Bowser in February 1999 and has been with Soldotna Animal Hospital ever since.
Sherrie and husband, Bill, have two dogs and two cats. One of their dogs, Gemma, is trained in dog agility and has her Canine Good Citizen certification through the AKC.
Soldotna Animal Hospital welcomed Wendy Streiff as a receptionist in July 2010, and she enjoys meeting and greeting the clients and their pets.
Wendy, husband Larry, and their three sons, moved to Alaska in 1985. Their family now includes 10 grandchildren as well as dogs, Dottie, Willow, and cats, Socks and Minnie.
Amy Rogde, licensed veterinary technician, started working as a kennel technician in 1997. After moving to Soldotna, she joined Dr. Bowser and staff in 2001. Amy received her veterinary technician license in 2002.
Amy was born and raised in the Lake Iliamna area. She grew up taking part in commercial fishing in Bristol Bay. She and her husband, Mike, have a Springer Spaniel named Tucker and horses.
Barbara Cameron, veterinary technician, was born and raised in Connecticut. She and her husband, Nelson, followed their lifelong dream and moved from Sterling, Connecticut to Sterling, Alaska in 2005. She joined our staff in August 2005.
The Cameron household includes two pit bulls, Onyx and Aleutia, and three cats, Chrissy, Spazz, and Merlin.
Johanna (Jo) Townsend started working for us as a technician in the summer of 2012. She is a 2006 veterinary technician graduate of Front Range Community College in Fort Collins, CO. After working as a kennel assistant in High School, Jo has worked both in an emergency and day practice, as well as in a pain management clinic. Originally from Anchorage, Jo moved back to Alaska in 2009, and together with her husband, Brent, and 3-year-old son, Alan, is planning to make her permanent home on the Kenai Peninsula.
Michelle McDonald (veterinary technician) joined our team in July of 2012.