Dr. Stowell-Hardcastle grew up splitting her time between southern California during the school year and her grandparents’ farm in Ohio. Her family moved to rural Oklahoma when she started high school and she was the first girl to join the local chapter of Future Farmers of America. She grew up taking care of a variety of animals and had her first job working at a mixed animal veterinary practice during high school. After graduating from Mount Holyoke College, she attended Oklahoma State College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 1990.
For most of her professional career, she worked in small animal hospitals in central Pennsylvania. She co-founded the Companion Animal Hospital of Selinsgrove in 1996. The hospital grew to a five doctor practice with both American Animal Hospital Association accreditation and Feline Gold Level Practice Certification. After selling the practice to her business partner in early 2019, she and her husband moved to Upper Manhattan along with their two dogs and one cat. In 2019, Dr. Stowell-Hardcastle founded Relief Veterinary Services and began working in hospitals in and around New York City, including Heart of Chelsea Veterinary Group. She officially joined Heart of Chelsea in October 2019.
Her interests include feline medicine, internal medicine, surgery, and using her Level 2 Fear Free Certification to make sure all her patients have low stress, enjoyable experience when coming in for their visits. In her spare time, Dr. Stowell-Hardcastle enjoys gardening, cooking, visiting NYC museums and restaurants, and traveling two-lane roads with her husband and dogs in their camper van.