Elizabeth Ferguson Sweiter, DVMCHAH Ashburn

Where are you originally from?

Baltimore, MD

What are your favorite hobbies/activities?

I enjoy wine and beer tasting and I have recently gotten my way back into physical fitness – I am hoping to rediscover some new hobbies when the world approaches a more normal state!

Name a few favorite books/music/movies:

I love all things Harry Potter and I have rediscovered my appreciation for Disney movies thanks to having two young children, Disney+, and a pandemic.  I really love 90’s music – I saw Hootie and the Blowfish and Barenaked Ladies in concert a few years ago, and I saw the Spice Girls on their “reunion tour” a while back….

Favorite sports teams or icons:

I’m not a sports fanatic, but I do support the Baltimore Orioles and Baltimore Ravens!

If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?

I just need a multipurpose crystal ball… see into my future… diagnose my patients… win the lottery…

What special skills do you have?

In veterinary medicine? I have a passion for dentistry.  I also really value what we, as a profession, can offer in terms of end of life care – in the past 5 years I have said goodbye to 2 dogs (littermates – I had them from 8 weeks until 14 and 15 years) and 1 cat, and I am left with one senior cat.  I have had clients refer their friends and family to me for end-of-life care – this may seem wacky, but I think that this may be one of the best complements in this profession.

Outside of veterinary medicine? I have a few decent cookie recipes. Hopefully more to come post-pandemic.

How would you describe yourself in three words?

Shy. Sarcastic. Compassionate.

Why do you love working at Caring Hands?

The people – we have a fantastic team AND a fantastic client base!

What’s something about you that most people don’t know?

I have owned sugar gliders as pets – they are fascinating creatures but require so much specialized care and socialization that they really do not make great pets (in my opinion).  Hedgehogs, on the other hand…