Dr. Mark Revenaugh is the owner of NWEP. He is a renowned expert in the diagnosis and treatment of lameness and performance issues, attracting clients from all over the northwest. His fascination with equine medicine and competitive performance began long before opening his specialty clinic in the Oregon.
Though he studied riding under eventing icon Bruce Davidson, and spent several years in human medical research, his passion was always focused on helping owners and horses maximize their performance potential.
He pursued that passion at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 1991. Dr. Revenaugh worked with some of the leading sport horse veterinarians in the world, including Dr. Kent Allen, Dr. Haynes Stevens, and Dr. Brendon Furlong. During this time, Dr. Revenaugh authored the first license for use of scintigraphy (bone scan) in the state of New Jersey in 1996. In 1997, Dr. Revenaugh took his first trip as official USET Team Veterinarian, traveling to Germany for a pairs Driving World Championship. Dr. Revenaugh has been honored to serve as a Team Veterinarian or Assistant Team Veterinarian since that time. Duties have included selecting, treating and advising elite level professionals in the equine industry, maintaining health and maximizing performance.
Dr. Revenaugh moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2002 where he intended to create a small and unique practice to work exclusively with equine performance issues and lameness. The clinic quickly grew into one of the premier equine sports medicine practices in the western United States reflecting Dr. Revenaugh's investment in advanced technologies, imaging modalities, and leading edge therapies. Dr. Revenaugh has also served as the Director of the High Performance Sports Group since 2013 in an effort to help further not only the sport, but the profession as well.
His greatest professional joy remains being part of a winning team; helping horses and owners make good decisions to advance equine health and maximize performance.
Dr. Revenaugh lives on a farm in Mulino with his wife and 2 children. They enjoy outdoor activities including bicycling, camping, and exploring this beautiful region.
Dr. Rachel Buchholz is an associate veterinarian at NWEP. She is originally from Howell, Michigan and has been around horses for as long as she can remember. She rode a variety of disciplines growing up and showed her horse Romeo all-around on the Pinto circuit to multiple regional and national titles.
She has aspired to become an equine veterinarian since childhood and attended Michigan State University receiving both her Bachelors in Animal Science and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. During her time at MSU she worked at the world renowned Mary Anne McPhail Equine Performance Center with Dr. Hilary Clayton and Dr. Narelle Stubbs studying equine spinal anatomy, pathologies, and therapies. She also spent time at various equine clinics in Texas and Australia focusing on equine sports medicine. Following veterinary school she moved west, and has been with NWEP since.
Dr. Buchholz is in charge of the NWEP standing MRI. Each MRI study can be performed same day under sedation, eliminating the need for general anesthesia and its associated risks. NWEP currently offers the only standing MRI in the Pacific Northwest.
Dr. Buchholz's professional interests include equine physiotherapy, advanced diagnostic imaging and western performance horse issues. She will be attending many of the local and regional cutting and barrel racing events, so look for her around the arena and come say hello.
When not at the clinic, Rachel enjoys wine tasting, MSU Spartan football, and trips to the Oregon coast with her husband Jake and her dogs Rosalie and Westley.
Dr. Rachel Gottlieb brings unique skills to the Northwest following extensive training in the use of ultrasound technology to diagnose medical and musculoskeletal problems in horses. She returns to Northwest Equine Performance after being selected to spend a year in the Large Animal Ultrasound Fellowship at University of California-Davis (one of two such training programs in the nation). As a member of a select group of highly trained equine ultrasonographers, Dr. Gottlieb consults on complex cases of lameness.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, she began riding and caring for horses at the age of four and never wavered from her childhood dream of becoming an equine veterinarian. She developed an early interest in equine lameness and sports medicine under the tutelage of one of the world's pioneers in diagnostic ultrasound, Dr. Ron Genovese. She graduated with honors from the University of Massachusetts, majoring in animal science, received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of California-Davis, and completed a year internship at NWEP.
Dr. Gottlieb's professional interests include sports medicine, musculoskeletal ultrasound and regenerative therapy. Dr. Gottlieb is a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the Northwest Equine Practitioners Association, and the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Gottlieb enjoys living in Lake Oswego and dining in Portland with her husband Daniel, their daughter Lilly, and their dog Millie.
Dr. Austin Rowland joins NWEP as an associate veterinarian. As a child, Austin always wanted to be a doctor. He loved anything to do with science and understanding how things worked. Austin’s fascination with performance horses began on his family farm where he worked year-round, and in turn spent many of his summers at various horse shows all over the west coast.
Given his interest in medicine and the equine athlete, Austin's career path was clear. He received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from George Fox University and went on to obtain his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Oregon State University in 2017. Upon completion of vet school, Dr. Rowland moved to Oakdale, California, where he completed a one year rotating equine internship (lameness, surgery, medicine and emergency) at Pioneer Equine Hospital.
His professional interests include all aspects of the equine athlete from imaging and performance related wellness to regenerative therapies and rehabilitation techniques. Austin has always been a ‘problem solver’ and enjoys nothing more than applying himself to fix something or improve its function.
A native Oregonian, Dr. Rowland is very happy to be back home in the Northwest where he and his wife Alicia enjoy many outdoor activities ranging from alpine skiing to family trips with their two labradoodles.