We exist to add more love to the world by nurturing pets and their families.
Casandra Fowler, DVM
Dr. Fowler was born and raised in Kentucky, where she graduated from the University of Kentucky with a BS in Biology, then after moving to Virginia she attended the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2005. She went on to practice at several companion animal clinics in the Northern Virginia area. In 2019, she was able to realize her life-long dream of opening her own veterinary practice.
Dr. Fowler is so excited to be able to offer her compassionate, competent, and fear free style of veterinary medicine to companion animals. She is a Fear Free Certified Professional and looks forward to providing care in the first Fear Free Certified Practice in the Northern Virginia Area.
She also looks forward to providing medical care to multiple rescue organizations and working closely with the community to provide services and education to all. She is proud to be a Morris Animal Foundation Golden Retriever Lifetime Study Veterinarian (www.caninelifetimehealth.org).
Dr. Fowler currently resides with her husband and three children along with a cat, two dogs, two guinea pigs, and a hedgehog.
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Wendy Kuo, VMD
Dr. Wendy Kuo earned her degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. Since graduation, she has practiced general and emergency medicine in the D.C. Metro area.
Prior to veterinary medicine, Dr. Kuo utilized her background in electrical and biomedical engineering as a Patent Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. It was during this time that she began shadowing Dr. Hart at Kingsview Animal Hospital and was inspired by the loving kindness given to every animal and their families. She is honored to have the opportunity to join Dr. Fowler and the Harmony family, a family dedicated to providing state-of-the-art veterinary care for its community.
Dr. Kuo is a Fear Free Certified Professional who strives to understand the unique needs of each patient in order to provide individualized care. She believes in an integrative approach to care and hopes to pursue a certification in acupuncture.
In addition to veterinary medicine, Dr. Kuo enjoys spending time with her family and two lovably rambunctious Boston terriers, Bella Jane and Georgia.
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Allison Hagner, DVM
Dr. Allison Hagner grew up in an Air Force family, living in South Carolina, Ohio, and England. She earned her undergraduate degrees in Biology and Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri (WashU). She grew up with Scottish Terriers but decided veterinary medicine was her path when she and her husband, Chris, adopted two cats. She earned her veterinary degree from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and worked in private practice for 8 years while starting a family. She then took some time off from practice to spend more time with her family of four young children. During her time off, she taught preschool music, supported all levels of scouts, volunteered for her church (Providence Presbyterian Church) and many other community organizations.
In 2021, she volunteered for the COVID-19 vaccination effort and decided to restart her veterinary practice. She has a special interest in surgery, dermatology, and ophthalmology. Over the years, Dr. Hagner has had many pets and has fostered a number of dogs. Her two medium-sized rescue dogs, Jocko and Maisy, keep her family busy. She enjoys spending time with her family, singing (in her church praise band and scout songs at camp), baking, biking, hiking, archery, kayaking, camping, reading, and photography.
Erica LaFramboise, LVT
A Philadelphia area native, Erica moved to Northern Virginia with her husband Matt when he was assigned to Fort Belvoir in 2008. At this time, Erica began working at Kingsview Animal Hospital with Dr. Hart and his team. After leaving the Army, she and Matt settled in the Northern Virginia area. In 2013, Erica completed her degree and graduated from NOVA’s Veterinary Technology nursing program and passed the national VTNE board exam to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician.
Over the last fourteen years, Erica has worked in various areas of veterinary medicine, including general practice, exotic medicine (rabbits are her favorite!), wildlife rehabilitation, mobile practice, and prior to joining the Harmony team in September of 2021, seven years in specialty medicine (Oncology) at a local referral hospital. Her clinical interests include internal medicine, hospice and palliative care, and exotics. She plans to pursue additional certification in pain management and palliative care in the near future. Erica is also a Fear Free Certified Professional.
Erica also has a B.A. in Environmental Studies and a minor in writing. In her free time she enjoys being outdoors, gardening, reading, writing, visiting National Parks, cooking, traveling, and relaxing with a nice whiskey. She and Matt currently share their home with two young dogs, River (adopted from WTAR) and Fern (adopted from HART), but have also loved four fantastic rabbits (Snicket, Boo, Edgar and Fergus) and a hamster (McNugget).
Denise knew from a very early age that she was destined to have a career working with animals. She graduated from Virginia Tech, double majoring in Biology and Animal Science. After graduating she worked with Dr. Hart at Kingsview Animal Hospital for over thirty years until his recent retirement. While there she expanded her knowledge of veterinary medicine and became his right hand, acting as a technician, practice manager and client liaison.
Denise started working with Dr. Fowler in 2017 and knew immediately that she was an excellent veterinarian and would make a wonderful practice owner. She is looking forward to managing Harmony Animal Hospital and helping Dr. Fowler grow a successful and compassionate practice.
Denise enjoys continuing her education in veterinary medicine and practice management. She is always open to new ideas that improve animal care. She is a Fear Free Certified Professional.
In her spare time Denise enjoys spending time with her loving husband at their cabin in Bryce, VA and taking time to enrich her spiritual life. She and her husband are currently empty nesters to four wonderful children. They have their rescue dog Riley, and their rescue cat Woody.
Elizabeth was born in Germany and cultivated an early love of travel after living in many different places growing up. She knew that one day, she would have a career that centered around her love of animals. As a senior in high school, she worked at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado, assisting with koalas and hippos. After moving to Northern Virginia, she attended George Mason University and graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry.
Elizabeth is a Fear Free Certified Professional and has over 20 years of experience in small animal medicine. She was an Assistant Manager at Kingsview Animal Hospital, and before Harmony she worked at the Veterinary Holistic Center learning the importance of connecting conventional and holistic medicine for the overall well-being of the animal.
At Harmony, she enjoys animal dentistry, lab work, and being part of a team. The most fulfilling part of her job is connecting with clients and their pets to help educate and emphasize the importance of the human-animal bond.
When not at the hospital, Elizabeth is a licensed equestrian trainer. She started riding horses at an early age, moving on to compete professionally in jumpers and playing polo. When she has a day off, Elizabeth loves to read, hike, enjoy her friends, and spend time with her husband, Andrew. Whenever possible, they visit the Outer Banks where they love to surf. They are the pet parents of two quirky rescue cats, Ronald-Bananas and Ginny, littermates raised by our veterinary staff. They also have a rescue miniature poodle named Raymond and two big Borzois named Sam and Omie.
Jill was born and raised in Northern Virginia. She started her career in veterinary medicine volunteering in middle school, and then working part-time during high school, for Dr. Hart at Kingsview Animal Hospital. She graduated from George Mason University with a BA in Anthropology. She then took a brief stint working an administrative desk job before realizing that veterinary medicine was her calling. She returned to Kingsview in 2007 where she worked as a technician until Dr. Hart’s retirement.
Jill has always had a love for all animals and is a passionate believer that all animals deserve our help and respect. She is delighted to be working for Dr. Fowler as part of the Harmony team. Jill is a Fear Free Certified Professional.
In her free time Jill enjoys reading, gardening and various crafting activities. She enjoys spending time around water, especially the beach, and loves visiting Corolla in the Outer Banks.
Jill has a rescue cat, Emma.
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Mary’s career interests have always been centered around animals and began with her first job as an attendant at a doggie daycare. Mary attended the University of Mary Washington where she earned her BS in biology with a pre-veterinary concentration. After graduation, she completed an internship at a wildlife rehabilitation center where she worked with a variety of orphaned and injured wildlife such as raccoons, foxes, bats, opossums, reptiles, and birds. During her time there, she had her first exposure to a veterinary setting and quickly realized that working at an animal hospital is where she’s meant to be.
Mary started working at Harmony in December of 2020 and has been a Fear Free Certified Professional since March of 2021. She is currently enrolled in classes at Northern Virginia Community College to become a licensed veterinary technician and loves having the opportunity to expand her knowledge to better serve the patients at Harmony.
In her free time, Mary enjoys spending time with her pet rats and her cat, Maisie. She also loves to eat pasta and watch House Hunters!
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Lead Customer Service Representative / Online Media Manager
Alex started working with the amazing team at Harmony in July 2020. She grew up with an instant love and fascination for all animals. Her family had dogs, cats, reptiles, small mammals, fish, and horses. She started her professional pet-care career path by working as a front desk attendant at a boarding facility for two and a half years. Then, she finally made the jump and entered the world of veterinary care. After almost a year and a half, she fell in love with the field when she stumbled upon the new Harmony Animal Hospital and learned about Fear Free veterinary medicine for the first time.
She is now proud to call herself a Fear Free Veterinary professional. At Harmony, she enjoys greeting the patients with lots of love, praise, and treats when they come in the door, so they feel happy and welcome to be here! She works to keep the front desk running smoothly and manages our social media pages! She also does some video editing, graphic design, and website management.
Alex has also spent many years doing volunteer work in the community theatre world. She has both acting and tech background and has worked on shows with the Reston Community Players since 2011. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her partner, Jackson, going hiking, camping, or just watching TV and cuddling with their combined family of 5 cats! She loves cooking, baking, singing, and dancing. She also has a Belgian/Morgan cross draft horse named Big Ben, whom she’s had for over 16 years, and loves to hit the trails with!
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Customer Service Representative
Tiffany fell in love with animals at a young age. She grew up spending summers at a farm her older sister lived on. She always enjoyed spending time there and getting to help feed and care for all the animals.
After graduating high school, she started her pet-care career path by working at a dog daycare, where she became a manager for 6 out of the 8 years she worked there. She later decided that she wanted to work with animals in a setting where she could be able to help them more. She began working at a veterinary hospital, in Arlington, to gain some knowledge and skill. From there, she joined the Harmony family at the beginning of 2021.
Now, she is a Fear Free Certified Professional and is one of our amazing customer service representatives. She also enjoys getting to help out with some assistant work and performing laser therapy on some of our patients. She is also one of our social events coordinators!
In her free time, Tiffany enjoys reading, going to the gym, and spending time with her beloved fur-nephew, named Jax!