University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Alexandra Fischer graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine as a Dean’s List student in 2008 and then completed a rotating internship in Medicine and surgery at VCA/Veterinary Referral Associates. She joins Palisades from North Oatlands Animal Hospital, where she practiced canine reproductive medicine in addition to being a general practitioner.
Dr. Fischer grew up in Boston and Cincinnati, attended Dartmouth College, and worked in children’s publishing and the finance industry before following her childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian.
She is recently married to an insanely smart and handsome man she waited 40 years to meet, and they share their home with 4 large furry personalities in Northern Virginia. Sadly, Sam-I-Am, the canine love of her life, passed away in 2011, but she keeps busy with: Nana Boo Fischer-Wu – the longed-for English Bulldog, Henry – the very busy Beagle, and the always-entertaining kitties, Bob and Mauser.