Dr. Joshua Hower

About Dr. Hower

Dr. Joshua Hower, WCRAH Medical Director, was born and raised outside of Philadelphia PA. As a child he was drawn to all things involving animals and science. He attended the University of Rhode Island for his undergraduate degree in Marine Biology, with a special interest in sharks and fishes. He then returned to Philadelphia to attend the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, and received his doctorate in 2015.

Dr. Hower spent the first 5 years of his veterinary career in Wilmington NC, where he worked in general practice and emergency medicine. He joined the WCRAH team following a move to Asheville in early 2020, and has continued to expand his interests in soft tissue surgery and emergency/intensive care medicine.

Outside of work, Dr. Hower spends his time enjoying the mountains of Western North Carolina and cheering for Philly sports teams. His hobbies include camping, fishing, photography, and hiking with his two black lab mixes named Keira and Wren.

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