Meet Our Team

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Meet Our Veterinarians

Dr. Evelyn Bowden, DVM

Dr. Evelyn Bowden, DVM

Dr. Evelyn Bowden is one of the proud owners of Health & Harmony Animal Hospital. Her Alma Mater is Wittenberg University where she graduated with a B.A. in Biology in 1996. Between undergrad and vet school, she allowed her life experiences to guide her to her next venture, which was to pursue a degree in Veterinary Medicine. She graduated from The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009, spent her first three years out of school working for a rural mixed animal practice, then pursued her dream of owning her own veterinary practice. She feels fortunate that Dr. Kim West joined her in this pursuit, as they have been devoted friends for almost 20 years! Creating a welcoming, calm, supportive environment by communicating openly with clients and going the extra mile to provide comfort to our patients has been their vision and we hope that you will experience this coming to our clinic.

Dr. Bowden shares her life and home first and foremost with her husband, Chuck, who is a Union Pipefitter of almost 30 years! Her stepson, Zach, is 20 and on his way to taking on and figuring out the world. They also have 3 rescue kitties (Bakey, Pixi, and Buddy) and 2 rescue dogs (Josie and Loki) who keeps them very busy! Their first Doberman (Tanner) will forever remain their hearts.

Dr. Kimberly West, DVM

Dr. Kimberly West, DVM

Dr. Kimberly West graduated from The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004 and has worked in various small animal veterinary hospitals and animal shelters within the Columbus area.

One of her passions is animal rescue which comes almost inherently; she has many inspiring stories, even about her own pets!

Dr. West is also excited to share the benefits of acupuncture and herbals in a more integrative approach to veterinary medicine, allowing more choices for the care of your animals.

Anyone that has met Dr. West knows that she has never met a stranger!  This is evident in how deeply rooted she is in Columbus, especially within her own neighborhood of Grandview Heights.

Although her roots are in Grandview Heights, those roots extend all the way to Beavercreek, Colorado, where she and her husband, Blake, share time together snowboarding and hiking with their two dogs, Tupelo Honey and Fruitbat. You can now find Dr. West’s darling 3-year-old son, Michael, romping through her house as if he’d always been there!

Dr. Molly Cassandra, DVM

Dr. Molly Cassandra, DVM

Dr. Molly Cassandra received her undergraduate degree from Miami University of Ohio in Zoology and went on to the College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University, graduating in 2007. After graduation, she and her husband, Dr. Kevin Cox, moved to the Pacific Northwest and lived in the Seattle area for several years. She started her career in a small animal practice in Bellevue, WA, while helping her husband manage and start two small animal hospitals in the Redmond, WA area. Dr. Cassandra made her way back to the Columbus area in 2010 and became a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Community Practice Department at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She joined the Health and Harmony team in 2017. She is very excited to provide exceptional medical care to pets within her local community.

Dr. Cassandra enjoys preventive medicine, internal medicine and providing behavioral support. She became certified in Low-Stress Handling for patients in 2016. Dr. Cassandra resides locally and lives with her husband, daughter, Josephine, cat, “Bluebelle,” and dogs, “Willy” and “Stan.” She enjoys spending time traveling, cooking, being active and enjoying the outdoors.

Dr. Nellie Wilbers, DVM

Dr. Nellie Wilbers, DVM

Dr. Nellie Wilbers stayed in her home town of Columbus to attend The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated in 2015 with a passion for animal behavior and continued deepening her knowledge in order to become certified in Fear Free vet care and Low Stress Handling.

Dr. Nellie began her career working in shelter medicine but her desire for client and patient-centered care led her to provide in-home behavior consultations through her own practice and in-home end-of-life care through Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice. Providing care in such an intimate environment where her clients and patients were comfortable, allowed her to strengthen her bond with them. Her heart then led her to Health & Harmony Animal Hospital where she could continue working closely with clients and patients in their “home away from home.” The relaxed atmosphere allows her to sit on the floor with her patients to build a relationship of trust while spending time conversing with families to understand their needs and concerns.

Dr. Nellie is excited to be a part of Health & Harmony’s compassionate team to help you and your pets live happy and healthy lives together! When she is not helping pets and their families, Dr. Nellie enjoys spending quality time with her pit bull Mars, sibling cats Elliot and Arya, foster kittens Topaz and Jasper, and using positive reinforcement to train the Koi and Shubunkin fish in her pond. She also enjoys yoga, permaculture gardening, ballroom dancing, knitting, camping, and biking.

Meet Our Team

Heidi Snell, RVT

Heidi Snell, RVT

Practice Manager

Heidi has been part of the Health & Harmony family since 2013 – initially as an assistant, then as Lead RVT and now as our Practice Manager. She is originally from a small resort town in the green mountains of Southern Vermont, where she got her start in veterinary medicine as a teenager at her local humane society. After attending Bradford’s Vet Tech Institute, she returned home to work for her humane society once again, this time as their Feline Specialist. Burdened with the ever present sense of wanderlust, Heidi accepted a job in Utah opening a new spay/neuter clinic for Best Friends Animal Society. After spending a year in Utah and some time in Massachusetts working in veterinary oncology, her travels have brought her back to the Midwest. Because of her young start in the field, veterinary medicine runs in her veins and she remains just as passionate about the field today as she did years ago. Heidi’s special interests are shelter medicine, feline medicine & behavior, neonatal intensive care, anesthesia and surgery. In her personal life, Heidi’s passions are music and travel- which she often combines when traveling the U.S. for various concerts and music festivals. On these long road trips, it’s not uncommon for her to pull dogs and cats from high kill shelters in West Virginia & Kentucky and transport them for adoption through her hometown shelter in Vermont.

Heidi lives in Columbus and shares her home with her two monsters; an adorable chirping Sphynx named Chiri, originally seized in a hoarding investigation, and an orphaned kitten, known as Tobias or TJ, she hand raised from just a couple weeks old.

Kelly Sample

Kelly Sample

Client Care Specialist & Inventory Manager

Most of our clients will already know Kelly, as she has been the face of our front desk since March 2014. Kelly was born in Syracuse, NY and joined the Air Force straight out of high school. After serving 5 years, she was honorably discharged and moved to Columbus a few years later. Kelly followed her lifelong love of animals to Citizens For Humane Action Animal Shelter where she began volunteering, before being hired. Kelly holds a Dog Training Certificate from Animal Behavior College, which makes sense, given her special interest is canine behavior and understanding how their brains work and learn. When Kelly finds time away from the clinic, she loves traveling to see live music, especially her favorite band, Twiddle. Moreover, Kelly loves being in nature hiking through forests with her pets when she can find the time.

Kelly lives with her husband Tim in Columbus. They share their home with the best white boxer around, Bean, who was adopted from CHA after being brought in as a stray in 2012. She can often be found snoring behind the front desk in the afternoons. Turtle the cat, another rescue from the streets, joined the family in 2019.

Holly Schomberg

Holly Schomberg

Practice Coordinator

Health & Harmony became Holly’s first venture into veterinary medicine when she joined our team in February 2018. She grew up on a family farm in Southern Ohio showing horses, dogs, and rabbits which instilled a lifelong passion for animals in her from a very young age. After moving to Columbus in 2010, Holly worked as a manager for Jeni’s Ice Cream for several years before obtaining a degree for restaurant management with a specialty in baking. After spending the majority of her career working in bakeries and restaurants, she decided to switch things up and pursue a career working alongside animals every day. Holly enjoys being able to help strengthen the human-animal bond by helping people navigate how to best care for their beloved pets. In her spare time, she loves being outdoors, hiking, swimming, gardening and of course, cooking and baking.

Holly lives in Clintonville with her sweet, shepherd mix named Georgia. She had spent most of her life living at her parent’s farm but is adjusting quickly to life in the city!’

Denise Elshoff

Denise Elshoff

Registered Veterinary Technician

Denise has been one of our Registered Veterinary Technicians since January of 2016. She previously worked at Noak’s Ark Veterinary Hospital and OSU-VMC-Dublin in their surgery & anesthesia department. Before her dog inspired her to pursue veterinary medicine, Denise taught music theory and violin, and she later worked at PetPeople while pursuing her Veterinary Technology degree. She holds degrees in music theory from Yale and OSU as well as a degree in Veterinary Technology from Columbus State. Denise’s special interests include small animal anesthesia, dentistry, and behavior, which allow her to use her skills to the fullest extent.

Denise lives in Powell with her dogs, Mugsy and Cricket. Mugsy is a happy, high energy dog who loves agility and hiking. They share their home with Cricket, who Denise’s parents adopted when she moved to Missouri because of how similar Cricket is to Mugsy.

Rebecca Phelps

Rebecca Phelps

Registered Veterinary Technician

Bio coming soon!
Aubrey Almendinger

Aubrey Almendinger

Veterinary Technician Assistant

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Ali Krouse

Ali Krouse

Veterinary Technician Assistant

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Rachel Saunders

Rachel Saunders

Veterinary Technician Assistant

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Lydia Collier

Lydia Collier

Veterinary Technician Assistant

Bio coming soon!
Emily Coffey

Emily Coffey

Veterinary Technician Assistant

Bio coming soon!
Clancey Arnold

Clancey Arnold

Client Care Specialist

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