Dr. Bartley Harrison, DVM

Bartley Harrison

Dr. Bartley Harrison, DVM, is a veterinarian with more than 15 years of experience in Emergency Medicine. He has worked in both large and small emergency and specialty veterinary practices treating a variety of species. Dr. Harrison is part of the Spruce Pets’ veterinary review board.


  • Member of The Spruce Pets Veterinary Review Board
  • Over 15 years of professional veterinary experience treating dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, birds, and small mammals
  • Currently performs locum work at a variety of emergency and specialty veterinary clinics in North Carolina


Dr. Bartley Harrison, DVM, is a small animal veterinarian who has practiced in emergency and specialty hospitals for over 15 years. In addition to his work with The Spruce Pets, he does locum work at a variety of veterinary practices across North Carolina and works as a freelance medical writer.

Dr. Harrison began working with animals at a local animal shelter when he was 13 years old. Since then, he has held positions as a kennel attendant, veterinary assistant, and veterinary technician as he progressed through high school, college, and veterinary school. Since graduating, he has practiced in both Texas and North Carolina. He has experience treating a wide variety of medical conditions and performs common emergency abdominal surgeries and wound repairs.

Due to his interest in keeping pet owners up-to-date and informed about veterinary topics, Dr. Harrison began writing as a creative and educational outlet. His clinical experience and communication skills keep his writing and article reviews relevant and timely.


Dr. Harrison graduated from Texas A&M University as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Since graduating, he has been a member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, his local veterinary medical associations, and the American Veterinary Medical Association. He is a member of the American Medical Writers Association and has obtained an Essential Skills Certificate from that organization.

Expertise: Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Emergency Medicine
Education: Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Title: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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