Dr. Rouse has been in general small animal practice since 2001. She completed her certification as a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP) at the University of Tennessee’s program in June 2014. She is a 1993 North Carolina State graduate and a 2000 North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine graduate. After interning at Southeastern Maryland Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in 2000-2001, she spent 4 years as a small animal veterinarian at Quail Corners and Hidden Valley Animal Hospitals in Raleigh, North Carolina. In 2005, she relocated to the Philadelphia area and has practiced both in Bensalem, Pottstown, and currently Havertown, PA. Her experience includes emergency medicine, surgery, general medicine and preventative care. Special procedures experience includes rigid and flexible endoscopy including rhinoscopy, video otoscopy, and gastroscopy. Her professional interests include canine sports medicine and surgery, pain management, anesthesiology, general surgery (orthopedic and soft tissue), reconstructive surgery and chronic wound management, regenerative and rehabilitation medicine. She obtained her certification as a PennHip member in 2004 and has a special interest in hip dysplasia and disorders of the stifle. She certified in Stem Cell and PRP therapy.
She currently resides in Havertown with her husband, son and four dogs: one Border Collie and three Border Collie/Stafforshire Bull Terrier mixes. In her free time, she enjoys competing with her dogs in flyball, barn hunt, disc dog and is starting them in dock diving. Other hobbies include organic gardening and cooking.