Reed Harrison D.V.M
Dr. Reed (Doc) has been practicing veterinary medicine for almost 40 years. He is a 1979 graduate of Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. When he opened the Rose Hill Veterinary Clinic (RHVC) in 1982, he became the city’s first and longest-running permanent veterinarian.
Previously, Dr. Reed worked at the Wichita Emergency Veterinary Clinic. The experience proved to be invaluable as he is now one of the few veterinarians in the area who sees emergency/trauma patients.
Early in his career, Dr. Reed was a National Cancer Institute Research fellow at Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in Fort Collins where he completed one year of cancer research. In addition to oncology, he has extensive experience with digestive medicine, veterinary orthopedic surgery, soft tissue surgery, artificial insemination (cows, dogs, cats) and bovine reproduction.
Dr. Reed’s passion for animals big and small is the reason he’s had such longevity in the Rose Hill community. In March of 1982, Dr. Reed saw his first patient, a guinea pig, owned by Mrs. Cathy Cole, who is still a client to this day. Doc may spend his days surrounded by furry friends, but he understands the importance of connecting with pet parents, too. “To serve animals and people that have animals, you have to be a people person,” he says.