Dr. Bonnie S. Harris, DVM
Dr. Harris has three pets at home. Sticky is a 17-year-old cat that has kidney disease and is on a prescription diet to prolong her life. Her two dogs were both “rescue” pups that needed homes. Cheyenne is 14 years old and loves to be outside to chase rabbits. Iris is a 7-year-old mini-pit that has storm anxiety and is afraid of loud noises. All of Dr. Harris’ pets are microchipped, spayed, neutered, vaccinated and on monthly heartworm and flea/tick medication. Dr. Harris is active in her church choir and enjoys traveling and spending time with her family, both near and far.
Dr. Esther Grissom, DVM
Dr. Grissom 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 time off each month. Dr. Grissom has one cat that she and her husband rescued. Dr. Grissom firmly believes in preventative medicine. Annual exams, vaccinations, and tests can detect health issues before they become health crises. In her spare time, Dr. Grissom enjoys bicycling, reading, baking and traveling with her husband.
Kalie started her journey with the Arlington Animal Hospital in 2020. Previously, she was a Brand Coordinator for pet supplies and pet food for an online company. Kalie is the team mom for her son’s baseball team and a self-proclaimed chef. Kalie’s goal is to keep everything behind the scenes running smoothly so that our amazing staff can focus on your pets. But please, don’t be alarmed if she snaps a photo or two of your pet for our medical records. Kalie and her son Banner have a Pitbull named Dakota who is vaccinated, chipped, currently on heartworm prevention and Cosequin for his hip dysplasia. His favorite thing to do is to play dead to get his favorite beef heart treats.
Veterinary Assistants are invaluable employees because they act as the doctor’s right hand and are a second set of eyes and ears.
Vana, CVA II
Vana has been with the Arlington Animal Hospital since 1988! She is a Certified Veterinary Assistant and invaluable asset to our team. Vana loves all animals and usually has a menagerie at home, including three cats, Shelby, Skiinz and Einstien. She also has Pearl the Pug, a saltwater aquarium and even a pet squirrel named Mr. Grady. She rescued Mr. Grady as a baby when he fell out of a tree and has cared for him ever since. Vana keeps all of her pets on monthly flea/tick & heartworm preventatives. She knows that living in Texas we have these parasites year-round. Vana is always happy to share her knowledge and expertise on all animals including exotic pets.
Tara, CVA I
Tara has been a Certified Veterinary Assistant at Arlington Animal Hospital since 2011. She is currently in school studying to become a Registered Nurse. Tara has been able to apply a lot of what she has learned at Arlington Animal Hospital to her school work. Tara has a German Shepherd named Holley and two cats, Brodix and Miura. All of her pets are rescues and “fixed” to reduce the pet population and future health problems. Tara has to be very careful with Holley because she will eat or swallow anything. Once, Holley had to be seen by Dr. Harris for swallowing her own collar and leash! And another time for swallowing a cat toy. All of Tara’s pets are microchipped and on monthly flea/tick & heartworm prevention.
Elizabeth, CVA I
Elizabeth came to the Arlington Animal Hospital in 2012 as a high school student needing career shadowing hours for her Certified Veterinary Assistant program. After graduation, she became our part-time technician and kennel attendant. Elizabeth is currently working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences. Elizabeth has two small rescue dogs, Fynn & Osita. She has them both microchipped and current on their vaccinations and preventatives. Both dogs really love the OraVet dental chews sold here. They make great treats because they clean their teeth and give them fresh breath. Elizabeth also has four cute, fancy rats. Her rats are so spoiled! Whenever she has a salad, they get the scraps and they love carrots.
Skyler started in 2017 as a part-time technician and kennel attendant. She is working towards her Bachelors Degree in Biology at the University of Texas in Arlington. Skyler has a cat named Vader and Pug puppy named Bean. In her spare time, Skyler likes to travel, camp and go to concerts with her boyfriend.
Amy is our newest employee, starting in 2019 as a kennel attendant. Amy has a 5-year-old Rottweiler at home named Fancy that is spoiled rotten! Amy understands the importance of feeding your pets high-quality pet food, as Fancy has been on Hill’s prescription diet J/D for her joints and mobility since 2016.
Gabriel is the Arlington Animal Hospital clinic cat that loves to greet the clients when they enter the hospital. But his favorite pastime is patrolling the hospital to make certain everyone is doing their jobs! Gabe enjoys daily naps and snacks!