Dr Tara Harrison


EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Zoo Health Management

Dr. Tara Harrison graduated from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine with her DVM degree. Afterward, she earned a Masters of Preventive Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of California-Davis, where she worked with Dr. Linda Munson as a post-doctoral fellow in the contraceptive advisory group. She did veterinary internships at Toledo Zoo and Wildlife Safari. She then spent ten years working as a veterinarian and curator at Potter Park Zoo and an additional year as the Director of Animal Health at Potter Park Zoo. Dr. Harrison was also an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University during that time. She then went back to UC Davis and was an Assistant Professor in UC Davis’ Department of Medicine and Epidemiology and a veterinarian at the Sacramento Zoo. She then joined North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine where she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences. She is also board certified in the American College of Zoological Medicine and the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. Her research interests are in vaccines and preventive medicine and treatments of neoplasia in exotic and wildlife species.