Steve L. Harris, DVM
As a small animal primary care veterinarian, Dr. Harris is passionate about caring for people’s pets. His affinity for animals began in his youth when he would watch his grandmother, mother and father "shower their pets with affection." His ability to impact a pet’s life is what he enjoys most about being a veterinarian. "I like being able to make a difference in a pet’s life or refer the family and pet for additional care if I cannot help them. I also know that at the end of a pet’s lifetime, I can alleviate its pain and support the family in their grief," he said.
While in college, Dr. Harris worked in a small animal hospital during his summer breaks. After earning his bachelor’s degree in biology, he went on to receive his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1983. Dr. Harris also has a master’s degree in counseling from Amberton University.
Dr. Harris is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and his professional interests and areas of expertise include soft tissue surgery, dermatology, immunology, nutrition, and behavior development.
Giving back to his community is important to him; he has served as a City Council member for the City of Roanoke and as a vestry member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church.
When not caring for others’ animals, Dr. Harris cares for his own four pets. He has two dogs (Dancer and Pearl) and two cats (Trouble and Jupiter). His hobbies include landscaping, cooking, eating, fishing, camping and spending time with family and friends.