Dr. Susan Harper became a part of the Big Spring Animal Hospital team in 2006, on a part-time basis. She graduated with a DVM degree from Louisiana State University in 1999. Dr. Harper has since obtained Board Certifications in Laboratory Animal Medicine and Veterinary Preventive Medicine.

In her other life and full-time job, Dr. Harper is Director of the Office of Research Oversight for the United States Department of Veteran Affairs in Washington, DC. She also serves as a consultant for the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International.

Dr. Harper resides in Shepherdstown, along with her husband, several Australian Shepherds and two cats.