Dr. Kevin Fowler went to Earlham College in Indiana and graduated from University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. After graduation, Dr. Fowler worked at a small animal clinic for several years, was the associate vet at Zoo Atlanta, worked at 24-hour emergency pet clinics, and also had a small mobile vet unit with ostrich and emu farms.
Immediately prior to establishing Inman Park Animal Hospital, Dr. Fowler pioneered mobile veterinary treatment in Georgia, working out of a 35-foot RV.
Dr. Surabhi Kumar joined Inman Park Animal Hospital in 2017. Originally from New Jersey, Dr. Kumar received her undergraduate degree in animal science from Rutgers University where she played Division 1 tennis. Determined to follow her dreams- she moved to the south and attended Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2003 while also teaching tennis and working as a veterinary technician. Her professional interests include senior pet care which led to a certification in small animal acupuncture through the Chi Institute. This has allowed her to offer better quality of life not only for senior pets but also for patients suffering from chronic ailments.
Dr. Kumar is married with two children, two dogs and two cats. She is thrilled to be working at such a quaint neighborhood animal clinic as Inman Park Animal Hospital.
Mary-Elizabeth Ellard is a native of Atlanta and graduated magna cum laude from Duke University with degrees in Religion and Zoology. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a Master's in Veterinary Anatomy in 1987 and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1992 and performed an externship at ZooAtlanta.
After fifteen years with veterinary hospitals in Atlanta, Dr. Ellard answered the call to shift her practice to animal shelters. She completed a graduate certificate in veterinary shelter medicine from the University of Florida in 2014, making her one of less than two hundred veterinarians world-wide to hold that certification. In 2016, Dr. Ellard completed a certificate in not-for-profit management with the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Ellard has provided high-quality, high-volume spay-neuter surgery and shelter medicine services for several Atlanta area animal shelters. She works with Best Friends - Atlanta and Lifeline Animal Project as they strive to save lives and serves as a co-instructor for the University of Florida's shelter medicine program. Her special interests include behavioral wellness and preventive medicine for shelter animals.
Dr. Ellard served on the board of the Greater Atlanta Veterinary Medical Society, on the advisory board for Happy Tails Pet Therapy and on the Membership Committee for the Association of Shelter Veterinarians. She also serves on the board for the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association's VetHeart Foundation and as the lead surgeon for the GVMA's spay-neuter education program for UGA veterinary students.
Her other passion is history. Dr. Ellard speaks regularly on veterinary medicine during the American Civil War and leads historic tours in Atlanta. She serves as a Trustee and Vice President of the Georgia Battlefields Association and serves on the Executive Committee of the Atlanta Civil War Round Table.
Dr. Ellard enjoys cooking and baking and hiking with her husband, Bill. The Ellards live in Atlanta with a pampered black shelter cat named Annabelle.