Meet the Team




 Dr. Kelly Harrison – Service Chief

Dr. Harrison is a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor, who completed an internship in Shelter Medicine in 2013. Her professional interests include improving the overall standards of care and well-being of shelter animals; high quality, high volume spay-neuter and behavioral health strategies for animals living within a shelter environment.   





Dr. Lawrence Garcia – Dr. Garcia is a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor in Shelter Medicine  Dr. Garcia completed a Graduate certificate in Shelter Medicine through the Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida in 2015.  Prior to this, he held a position as Herd Health Veterinarian at an open admission municipal shelter in South Florida with a combined annual intake of cats and dogs of approximately 18-20,000.  His interests include: population management, sanitation, outbreak prevention, high quality high volumes spay and neuter, county disaster response planning, developing standard operating procedures and protocols for shelter operations and expert witness testimony for civil and criminal animal cruelty.  Prior to shelter medicine, he worked in Small Animal general practice. His long term goals include Board certification through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.





Animal Care Staff

LauraLaura Vasquez






AlexaAlexa Bravo






Michaela Michaela Oglesby







Simone Yen