Our mission

Rogue Equine & Companion Animal Clinic offers compassionate, personalized veterinary medical care in Southern Oregon and Northern California. We are dedicated to improving the lives of horses, companion animals and their owners by providing exceptional client service and offering owners and equine professionals ongoing education on cutting edge healthcare issues.

Our veterinarians at Rogue Equine & Companion Animal Clinic  collectively represent over 60 years of clinical experience in equine medicine and surgery. This experience combined with a caring, well trained staff enable us to provide exceptional client service. Three equine, one companion animal veterinarian and four dedicated support staff provide exceptional care in our 6000 square foot hospital. See more about our facility below.

Our Vision

We improve the lives of our equine & companion animal patients and their owners by providing individualized, expert, and compassionate care. We take the time to listen and customize our services to meet the individual needs of both our patients and their owners. We keep abreast of new developments in the equine medical field, updating technology as well as pursuing advanced certifications in such innovative treatment modalities as chiropractic and acupuncture. We offer a well equipped facility in the Southern Oregon and Northern California area, offering surgical and advanced reproduction services. We lead the way for owners and equine professionals by offering cutting edge, local educational opportunities. Our online services offer rich public informational resources, purchase of prescription medications and health supplies, quick client access to medical records, newsletters, and webinars on a wide variety of educational topics. We engage in topical and relevant community awareness campaigns on issues important to the health of equines.

Meet the Doctors and Staff

– Veterinarians –

Thomas Timmons, DVM

Dr. Timmons is a native Oregonian, originating in the Pendleton area. His undergraduate studies were at Eastern Oregon College (now Eastern Oregon University), University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Bachelor of Science from Eastern Oregon College – 1987. He completed his professional training at Oregon State University, Washington State University, University of Idaho and University of Tennessee, followed by his DVM from Oregon State University and Washington State University – combined program – 1991. Dr. Timmons is an FEI Licensed Veterinarian – Endurance. His specific areas of interest include acupuncture, lameness, reproduction, surgery and medicine. Outside interests include fly fishing, horse and back packing, warm water diving and travel . Dr. Timmons travels internationally for veterinary assignments at FEI level endurance rides.

Alyssa Coulombe, DVM

Dr. Alyssa Coulombe grew up in Alberta, Canada. She began riding at a young age through Pony Club and 4H before pursuing show jumping as her primary discipline and competing into her undergraduate years. She attended the University of Alberta for her undergraduate studies, majoring in companion and performance animals, and graduated with her veterinary degree from the University of Calgary in 2016.

Dr. Coulombe then completed a 6 month equine internship at West Wind Veterinary Hospital in Alberta, and trained with several equine specialists during a year-long internship at Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic, a large referral hospital in California. When not caring for her equine patients, Alyssa enjoys riding, skiing, exploring the mountains with her dog Nola and spending time with her cat Finnegan.

Shiela Carpenter, DVM

Dr. Carpenter started in Oregon, moved to Washington where she attended Washington State University and attained her DVM.  When not treating her favorite canine and feline friends, she enjoys riding her horses and spending time in the garden as a Master Gardner.  Dr. Carpenter has specific interest in canine, feline and pocket pet (ferrets, guinea pigs, etc.) medicine.

William Ferguson, DVM

Dr. Ferguson grew up on a farm in the Tri-Cities area of Central Washington and in a small New England town. Undergraduate studies were done at Yale University, Washington State University, and the University of Washington. He received a bachelor of science in zoology from W.S.U. in 1975, and his DVM from W.S.U. in 1980. Dr. Ferguson became certified in animal chiropractic by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association in 2001. Areas of professional interest include equine chiropractic, dentistry, and lameness. Outside interests include golf, travel, and raising horses with his wife, Birte on their farm in Eagle Point.

Dr. Ferguson is now fully retired, however he still offers chiropractic services.

– Staff –

Kamie Newman – Veterinary Assistant

Kamie was born and raised in Southern Oregon. She grew up competing in 4-H with her steers and was also involved in Oregon High School Equestrian Team in high school. She graduated from Crater High School in 2015 and is now working towards becoming a certified veterinary technician. In her free time she enjoys hunting, fishing, and barrel racing with her mare Remi.

Crystal Schwenne – Veterinary Assistant

-bio coming soon-

Karen Friend – Office Manager & Reception

Our Facility

Our facility is the most full-service veterinary hospital in the Northern California and Southern Oregon area. We provide 24 hour intensive care in a 6000 square foot facility.

We have two large indoor exam areas, seven treatment stalls, one isolation stall, and a surgical suite with a separate induction/recovery stall. A separate reproduction barn is dedicated to stallion and mare services. The reproduction facility is USDA certified. All are supported by a full service laboratory.


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