Our Team


Dr. HarrisWasatch Exotic Pet Care, Inc. is owned by Laurel M. Harris, DVM. Dr. Harris graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. After three years in general small animal practice and two years as the senior clinician and manager of an emergency clinic in a western Chicago suburb (also establishing exotics at both), she completed a zoo internship in Birmingham, Alabama. She then went on to a position as the staff veterinarian of the Lee Richardson Zoo in southwest Kansas, where she started her family. She has been in the Salt Lake Valley since early 2001, was associate veterinarian at the Hogle Zoo for four years, and has provided veterinary relief coverage for the Tracy Aviary.



Dr. Sarah Stevens is from Alliance, OH. She went to Hiram College for undergrad (Major in Biochemistry), and obtained her DVM degree from Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. She is interested in zoo medicine as well as exotics, and has a background in wildlife rehabilitation. She spent extensive time during veterinary school at externships in wildlife centers and zoos, including international programs in Thailand, Central America and South Africa. She completed a rotating internship at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital and a specialty internship in exotic medicine at The Center for Bird and Exotic Animal Medicine. She has two cats, named Abu and Moonlight and a bunny named Aladdin. Her favorite exotic pet is a rabbit. She enjoys hiking, white-water rafting, reading and working on craft projects.


Patient Care Team