Dr. Krisi Erwin has lived her entire life in Loudoun County, Virginia. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Longwood College in 2000 and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. She became a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society in 2008 and a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in 2009. She became a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner through the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management in 2013.
Dr. Erwin belongs to several professional organizations including: the American Veterinary Medical Association, the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care, the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management, the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement and the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Erwin is very committed to community involvement and has helped with such projects as the Pet Remembrance Candlelight Ceremony that is held on March 5 each year, the Veterinary Technician Open House at NOVA, guest lectures with the Blue Ridge Greyhound Association, and with several career days in Loudoun County Public Schools. She is a regular contributor for the Virginia-MD-Washington DC Dog Magazine and has also been featured in an article on pet hospice and palliative care in Cat Fancy Magazine. Dr. Erwin considers her clients and patients as extensions of her family and was very honored and humbled to be listed among the veterinarians in the Leesburg Today "Best of Loudoun Poll" for 2009.
Throughout her years of practice, Dr. Erwin has become increasingly interested in combining superior medical skills with a more gentle, holistic approach to medicine. Her goal is to treat the whole pet and not just the symptoms of disease and to help provide the best possible quality of life for pets throughout all life stages. She desires to combine conventional medicine with Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and Rehabilitation techniques to provide comprehensive care for her patients. Dr. Erwin also recognizes that the human-animal bond is very strong and that many pets and owners need more support to prepare for and handle end of life issues than is currently available in the area. To achieve this, Dr. Erwin completed the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement's training workshop for pet loss counselors. Dr. Erwin is also committed to offering pet hospice and palliative care as well as in-home euthanasia services for Loudoun County and the surrounding areas.
Outside of her professional duties, Dr. Erwin enjoys reading, painting and drawing, and spending time with family and friends. Currently, her family includes: her husband, Jeremy, their dogs (Luna, Kaylee, and Sam), and cats (Mabel, Georgette, Amos, Gladys, and Oliver).
Jeremy Erwin is also a native of Loudoun County, Virginia. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Tech in 2001 and has worked in the veterinary field for over 16 years. Jeremy has always had a passion for working with animals and currently works full time at Loudoun Cat Care in Leesburg, Virginia. Jeremy is very proud to help further the mission of quality care for Wholistic Paws’ families and has also completed the Pet Loss Companioning Course. Jeremy further helps Wholistic Paws both as a manager and a veterinary technician. Jeremy enjoys watching movies, working on cars, and spending time outside in his free time.