Haley Harasimowicz is a veterinarian from Bend, Oregon. She received her Bachelor of Science degrees in both Chemistry and Organismal Biology from Portland State University, and her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Oregon State University. Haley believes that the most important part of her profession is nurturing the human-animal bond.
I was lucky enough to be raised by two great role models for respecting and caring for all types of animals. As a child, I had every type of pet you can imagine ranging from Labradors to California Kingsnakes and from scorpions to Belgian Draft horses. My mother was very patient with me, even when I would try to sneak goats and chickens into our house. My dad, also a veterinarian, secretly encouraged this madness.