Dr. Ian Harrison of Berryville, Virginia was named Veterinarian of the Year by the Virginia Horse Council. Dr. Harrison was honored at a luncheon on Saturday, March 16, 2013 during the VHC Annual Meeting and Educational Seminar held at Wyers Cave, Virginia on the campus of the Blue Ridge Community College.
Australian-born Dr. Harrison graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Master’s Degree in surgery. In 1983 he came to the U.S. to complete a surgery residency at the University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center. Although he originally intended to return to Australia, his plans changed after meeting Ginny, a veterinary technician at New Bolton Center, whom he married.
From New Bolton Center, Dr. Harrison joined the faculty at Auburn University in Alabama. He was promoted to Associate Professor, but soon after, he and Ginny decided to move north to be closer to Ginny’s family in Delaware. After working in private equine practices for a while, Dr. and Mrs. Harrison opened Harrison Equine in Berryville, Virginia where Dr. Harrison is a Board Certified Equine Surgeon. He has a special interest in upper airway diseases and sports medicine. The couple live in Rippon, West Virginia.
The Virginia Horse Council serves as the umbrella organization for Virginia equine interests. The Council lobbies the state legislature on issues affecting horsemen, horsewomen, horses, and related industries.
Posted March 19, 2013