Dr. Rowe-Guthrie | DVM, MS, DACVS

Dr. Kathy Rowe-Guthrie (“RG”) is a Colorado native, but has lived in almost all areas of the US. After graduating with her DVM from the University of Georgia, she moved further south to Louisiana to complete her small animal rotating internship. She then moved to Denver for a surgical internship, and then to Wisconsin for her master’s degree and surgical residency. Wisconsin had a particularly harsh winter the final year of her residency, so she and her husband opted to move to Arizona, where she worked as a surgeon in private practice. After three years of the desert heat, Dr. RG and her husband have finally settled in the Pacific Northwest, and they are delighted to be in such a beautiful area of the country.
In her free time, Dr. RG enjoys running, hiking, kayaking, reading, and spending time with her husband and their four-legged children: dogs Fia and Chaser, and cats Ray and Stewie.
Dr. RG enjoys all aspects of surgery, both orthopedic and soft tissue.

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons


  • Florida State University, Bachelor of Music Performance
  • University of Georgia, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • Louisiana State University, Rotating Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
  • Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital, Surgical Internship
  • University of Wisconsin, Master of Science
  • University of Wisconsin, Residency in Small Animal Surgery

Professional Organizations

  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • College of Veterinarians of British Columbia
  • Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology


Rowe-Guthrie KM, Markel MD, Bleedorn JA. Mechanical evaluation of locking, nonlocking,
and hybrid plating constructs using a locking compression plate in a canine synthetic bone model.
Veterinary Surgery, volume 44 (7): 838-42, 2015.

Guthrie KM, McAnulty JF et al. Integration of silver nanoparticle-impregnated polyelectrolyte
multilayers into murine splinted cutaneous wounds. Journal of Burn Care and Research, volume
34 (6): e359-67, 2013.

Guthrie KM, Hardie RJ. Surgical excision of the parotid gland is an effective treatment for
traumatic mucocele in dogs. Journal of the American Animal Hospital Assocication, volume
50 (3): 216-20, 2014.

Guthrie KM, Murphy CJ, McAnulty JF, et al. Antibacterial efficacy of silver-impregnated
polyelectrolyte multilayers immobilized on a biological dressing in a murine wound infection
model. Annals of Surgery, volume 256 (2): 271-277, 2012.

Agarwal A, Guthrie KM, et al. Polymeric multilayers that contain silver nanoparticles can be
stamped onto biological tissues to provide antibacterial activity. Advanced Functional Materials,
volume 21 (10): 1863-1873, 2011.