Harmony Animal Hospital will create a loving, family experience for our patients and clients, providing top-quality medicine customized to each pet’s needs. We will focus on communication and Fear Free practices. We will strive to positively impact our community, operate with environmental conscientiousness, and encourage diversity in our workplace.
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 forwards 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.
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 a big Borzoi puppy named 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.
Leslie is a St. Louis native who moved with her husband to Northern Virginia in 2018. She grew up volunteering at her local animal shelter, interned at the St. Louis Zoo, and worked at the Endangered Wolf Center. She graduated with a BS in Biology from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Prior to moving to Virginia, she managed a doggy daycare and boarding facility.
Leslie loves working in veterinary medicine. Her compassion and dedication to animals makes her an integral part of the Harmony team. She is currently working towards obtaining her LVT credentials. Leslie is a Fear Free Certified Professional.
During her free time, Leslie enjoys hiking and road tripping with her husband Reiner and their two adopted cattle dog mixes, Maverick and Bindi.
Ruthie has been grooming professionally since 2009. She adores all animals and takes great pride in creating a loving and Fear Free environment for all her furry clients. Ruth has been trained by several professional and well-respected groomers in the DC Metro area. As a member of the International Professional Groomers (IPG), she maintains a strong network and is very much involved in the grooming community. By staying current on grooming trends, products, technology, and continuing her education at various grooming conventions, Ruth brings a talented set of skills and a loving touch to our practice. We are excited to have her as part of our Harmony team.
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Lead Customer Service Representative
Alex started working with the amazing team at Harmony in July 2020. She grew up with an instant love and fascination with animals of all kinds. Growing up, her family had dogs, cats, reptiles, small mammals, fish, and horses.
Alex started her pet-care career path when she got a job as a front desk attendant at a boarding facility in Charlottesville, VA in 2016 where she worked for two and a half years. Then, after making the move back north, she finally made the jump and entered the world of veterinary care. She worked as the main front desk receptionist at a small practice for cats, dogs, and exotics for a little over a year. Though it was a demanding job, she learned so much, and fell in love with the field of veterinary care because of it. She is now so beyond thrilled to be starting her journey into the world of Fear-Free animal care and to be part of the Harmony family.
Alex has also spent many years doing volunteer work in community theatre. She has both acting and tech background, and has worked on shows with the Reston Community Players since 2011 and hopes to start working with the Little Theatre of Alexandria soon.
In her free time, Alex enjoys spending time with her partner, Jackson, going hiking, camping, or just watching TV and cuddling with their combined family of 5 cats! She also has a Belgian/Morgan cross draft horse, Big Ben, whom she’s had for over 16 years, and she hopes to, one day, adopt a couple of greyhounds!