Bonnie S. Harris, DVM received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Florida and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A & M University. Dr. Harris and her associates are licensed by the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.
Esther M. Grissom, DVM also received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A & M. She practices relief veterinary services around Tarrant County and allows Dr. Harris the opportunity to take two days off each month.
KC Cope has over 30 years of office experience and handles the hospital’s business management.
Lori is our friendly full-time receptionist, who efficiently runs the front desk.
She has several years of animal hospital experience
Vana is a valuable team player because of her knowledge, versatility, and CVA Level II Training. She is our Head Vet Tech, has experience as receptionist & kennel attendant, and has been with us for 25 years.
Tara has been our part-time technician with a CVA Level 1 Certificate.
She's also working towards a degree at Tarrant County College.
Elizabeth has a CVA Level 1 certification and is currently a
pre-med student in Dallas County.
Veterinary Assistants are invaluable employees because they act as the doctor’s right hand and are a second
set of eyes and ears.
Our Pet Bios
Dr. Bonnie S. Harris is the proud owner and head veterinarian at Arlington Animal Hospital. She grew up in south central Kansas, where her father was the only veterinarian within a 40-mile radius. Her love for animals came naturally, since the only "day care center" she knew was the front seat of her father's truck going on calls to local farms and ranches. After high school Bonnie earned a nursing degree from the University of Florida and worked in Critical Care for many years. She eventually fulfilled her lifelong dream and graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. Her special areas of interest include Internal Medicine, Oncology/Cytology, Herpetology, and most important of all, preventive medical care by teaching pet owners how to keep their animals healthy. She is an active member of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association and is on the state Peer Assistance Committee. She is also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Feline Practitioners, Arlington Chamber of Commerce, Ferret Lovers Club of Texas and is active in her local Methodist Church. She has two grown children, and her husband of 30 years works for Dallas County. At home she has 2 dogs, a cat, and a yard full of native wildlife and birds. Her favorite pastimes include traveling, photography, gardening and music.
KC Cope grew up a veterinarian's daughter and is no stranger to the animal world. Her past pet repertoire includes three cats, five dogs, a snake, a red ear slider turtle, a cockatiel and three horses. She currently has a 10-year-old Border Collie Mix who eats Hills J/D Prescription Diet for arthritis. KC has worked in many different types of businesses but in August 2002 was called on to help in "the family business". She is Dr. Harris's sister!
Lori has a two year old Catahoula Leopard mix named Maverick and a 13 year old cat named Poo. Her cat's original name was Pumpkin, but because of her stinky litter box paws, she is now Poo Kitty. Lori is a firm believer in heartworm and flea prevention - both pets are on monthly Revolution doses.
Vana has three Pugs. Buck is 7 years old, and Killer is an 11-year-old hurricane victim. Lilly The Pirate Queen is a 4-year-old rescue. She was found by nuns, wandering the parking lot at a convent in Fort Worth. She stands on her hind legs and dances for treats. Vana has a crazy cat named Stewie, who thinks he is king of the house. Her bird, Aspen, is an Umbrella Cockatoo who talks, dances and taunts Vana's husband. She also has a Pac-Man frog named Herman.
Tara has a two-year-old German Shepherd named Dresel. He loves to chase his tail and run laps up and down the stairs. He’s also scared of his own reflection in the mirror. She keeps him on monthly heartworm preventive and current on vaccinations, so that he will be around for many years
Elizabeth has 2 dogs, Flynn and Osita, who poke their faces out of the blinds to greet guests. She also has three rats that know how to "spin" on command.