A native of North Canton, Ohio, Peggy L. Rowan, D.V.M. graduated from Miami University in 1979 with a B.A. degree in Zoology. She is the SHAH Staff Veterinarian and worked as a research assistant at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Wooster, Ohio then entered veterinary school at The Ohio State University graduating in 1989. She practiced in a mixed animal setting before devoting her career to all companion animal practice in 1991. She has been a staff veterinarian at the Sagamore Hills Animal Hospital, Inc since July 2000. She is married to Bill McGovern, a respiratory therapist. They are the proud "parents" of Roosevelt, a funny, lovable cat adopted from the Hennis family and Lincoln, a wonderful black Lab. Lincoln and Dr. Rowan are training to do pet therapy and AKC competition dog sports. Dr. Rowan also enjoys birdwatching, gardening, hiking and family activities.