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 every March; guest lectures with groups such as: the Veterinary Technician Program at NOVA, Blue Ridge Greyhound Association, and Dulles Gateway Dog Training Club; 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 in the “Best of Loudoun” poll in the past.
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 20 years. Jeremy has always had a passion for working with animals. He 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 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.
Kasey Braun is a Minnesota native. She graduated from Argosy University of Minnesota in 2002 receiving her degree as a licensed veterinary technician with extended certifications in wildlife and marine mammal science. She then went to Sarasota FL for her internship at Mote Marine Dolphin and Whale Hospital. While in FL she worked for a wildlife rehabilitation sanctuary, finding her love for rehabilitation. She wanted to relate this passion for therapy to the companion and working canines so she then continued her education at the University of Tennessee, where she became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner in 2007. In 2014 she began to expand her studies further into canine massage; in 2015 she became certified as a Canine Therapeutic Massage Therapist. Throughout her career she has enjoyed working in specialty practice with a wide variety of rehabilitative cases. She has dedicated many years to working with service dogs and working canines. She has a love for teaching and learning new aspects of rehabilitation. She has lectured in many continuing education seminars throughout northern Virginia. Kasey lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, two children and her two pups “Gertie” and "Lucy" and her cat “Oliver”.