Ian W. Harrison, BVSc, MVS, FACVSc, DACVS
After graduating from the University of Melbourne and completing a Masters Degree in Surgery, Ian came to the USA in 1983 to complete a surgery residency at the University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center. His plans to return to Australia upon completion of the residency were put on hold when he met, and subsequently married, Ginny, who was a veterinary technician at New Bolton Center.
After completion of his residency, Ian was on faculty at Auburn University, AL, where his wife, Ginny worked as a surgery and radiology technician. After his promotion to Associate Professor, they decided to move north to be closer to Ginny’s family in Wilmington, DE. Working in several equine private practices along the way, they now reside in Rippon, WV with their two children, Jess and Ben, 4 dogs, 5 horses, 2 sheep, and a tortoise!
Ian and Ginny own and operate Harrison Equine in Berryville, VA where Ian is a Board Certified Equine Surgeon with a special interest in upper airway diseases and sports medicine.
In 2012 Ian was honored to be awarded the distinction of "Veterinarian of the Year" by the Virginia Horse Council.
Virginia Harrison - Operations Manager
Ginny is the Clinic Operations Manager at Harrison Equine. She and her husband formed Harrison Equine in 2007. Ginny was an LVT for 15 years. Ginny is very compassionate about all types of animals. She loves to nurse animals back to health. She spends time with the local 4-H and Saddles and Smiles. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her family and their menagerie!
Michele Woodward - Hospital Manager
Michele is the Hospital Manager at Harrison Equine. She joined Harrison Equine in November 2010. She has experience in small animal and equine practice management. She has an AA in Business Management and has set a goal to obtain her Certified Veterinary Practice Mangers credentials in the near future. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading and hanging out with her dogs Chloe, Bella, Sophie, and Snoop.
Rachel King - Office Administrator
Rachel started with Harrison Equine in August 2011. She is the Office Administrator and has grown to know many of our clients. She is caring and compassionate when it comes to client and patient care. She enjoys spending time with her family, and her 2 dogs Eva and Pumba!