Meet Our Team
Dr. Elizabeth Hardy DVM –owner
Dr. Hardy grew up outside of St. Louis Missouri and completed her undergraduate degree at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania. She spent time after graduation working on conservation research on leopards in South Africa and then took a job working with sheep at Colorado State University until applying to veterinary school. She graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine in California in 2011 and spent some time studying alpacas in Peru.
Dr. Hardy worked as a mixed animal veterinarian at Woodinville Veterinary Hospital from 2011-2017 and has enjoyed working with a wide variety of animals and visiting small local farms. Dr. Hardy's areas of specific interest in small animal medicine are oncology, dermatology, breed specific health problems, working and livestock guardian dogs. She focuses on treating each of her patients as if they were her own and believes communication is the key to all veterinary client relationships. She enjoys working with the community, while providing education and sparking interest in small hobby farms. She particularly enjoys working with small ruminants (goats, sheep), ducks, pigs, and camelids (llamas, alpacas). She has been a member of AASRP (American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners) since veterinary school and has been on the board as a regional director since 2014. She is a member of the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) and is actively involved in the House of Delegates representing small ruminant practitioners.
Dr. Hardy spends her free time skiing, hiking with her dogs, golfing, gardening, and brewing beer. She has three dogs (small, medium, and large), one black cat, and wants to get ducks!
Meet Marc Carstensen
Marc started working with animals five years ago after moving to Washington for an internship at an animal rescue in 2012. After serving as a caregiver and director of animal care for 2 years he began working as an assistant with Dr. Hardy. He is currently in the process of getting his Veterinary Technician License. His biggest passions are large animal medicine and husbandry, and rescued animals. Both of his animals, Baron, a German Shepherd mix and Norma, a potbellied pig, were adopted from a local rescue. In his free time, Marc enjoys woodworking and outdoor activities such as hiking, running and skiing.