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). He is married to his wife Marcie, an esthetician, and enjoys spending time with her and their many pets. In his free time, Dr. Michael enjoys traveling, tennis, game nights, and sport-fishing.
Carol Eklund, DVM
Dr. Eklund attended the University of Nebraska's undergraduate program before attending Oklahoma State University where she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1979. From there she moved west and worked at Mountain View Animal Hospital here in Boise for approximately 8 years. Then in 1987, Dr. Eklund and her husband Marty opened the doors of Pets First Animal Clinic. In 1994 they moved to a new facility where Pets First now stands. She always strives for excellence in her patient care with her vast knowledge and never-ending compassion. Dr. Eklund had special interest in internal medicine and dermatology. Her other interests include horseback riding, hiking, cross-country skiing and Bible study. Dr. Eklund also spends her time devoting to the Eagle Christian Church and an organization called "Ride for Joy." At home she has an Australian Cattledog named Wrangler, 3 cats named Beetle, Klinban and Rockwell, 2 Trakehner horses named Breckenridge and Pike and Sunboy a tortoise.
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
Boston. She practiced veterinary medicine on
California for 17 years before practicing in the
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!