After completing the IVAS Chinese Herbal Medicine for animals course, she has incorporated Traditional Chinese herbal medicine, as well as a very holistic viewpoint, into her general practice. She is also a second degree Reiki practitioner and has an interest in homeopathy. This allows her to offer the best of Eastern and Western medical traditions to her patients.
She is also very interested in pain management and employs a multi-modal approach to making sure her patients enjoy their golden years. Recently, she began incorporating therapeutic laser treatments to her pain management protocols, with excellent results.
In her spare time, Dr. Owel has many artistic pursuits such as making jewelry and mixed media projects. She shares her home in Burke with her longtime partner, Donna and one very spoiled cat.
She has received advanced training in Acupuncture and traditional Chinese Medicine at the Chi Institute in Florida. She focuses on treating the whole patient and their well being by blending current western medicine, complementary and alternative care, diet and nutritional concerns, and behavioral and social concerns.
She prides herself on being a strong general practitioner able to address all of her patient's medical needs. Her hobbies include involvement in many dog sports. She has had success in competitive obedience at the highest levels and also enjoys flyball, agility, herding and pack hound work. She sees many clients from the sports world who know she will thoughtfully address the issues of their dog partners.
She and her husband have enjoyed the company of many cats and dogs as companions in their home over the years. Current residents include Border Collies and a Border Terrier. They all enjoy outdoor activities like gardening, hiking and RVing. She also volunteer instructs for a local dog obedience club.