Dr. Jessica Harris, DVM, DACVN graduated from North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She went on to complete an intensive small animal internship with a focus on companion animal nutrition at North Carolina State University. Dr. Harris then stayed on at NC State to complete a residency in Companion Animal Nutrition. Following successful completion of her residency and becoming a board-certified Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition, she accepted a Clinical Nutrition Fellowship and then a Clinical Nutrition Teaching Scholar position both within the Clinical Nutrition Service at North Carolina State University.
Dr. Harris founded Thrive Fresh Pet Food Market, L.L.C which provides prepared homemade diets for individuals who are unable to make the food themselves. Although time constraints required her to close the market, she still firmly believes in the positive impact that appropriate nutrition can have in both health and disease. A passion she shares by teaching the next generation of veterinarians locally and internationally the importance of nutrition by remaining adjunct faculty with the Clinical Nutrition Service at NC State and faculty through the Mark Morris Institute. Several of her nutritional responsive cases are included in peer-reviewed journal publications. Dr. Harris provides commercial and homemade diet consultations as a Clinical Veterinarian and truly enjoys forming lasting relationships with her clients and their pets.
When not at work, Dr. Harris enjoys spending time with her husband, George, and daughters Maddie and Reagan. When the weather permits, she can often be found biking, boating or camping with her family and at least one of her canine furry family members (Allie, Sara, and Cody). She also cares for two rodents (Lilly and Ginger) and a Jackson Chameleon (Leucine).