VCA Eagle River Animal Hospital

Michael Harlow, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Mississippi State University


Originally from Mississippi, Dr. Harlow returned to his home state after serving in the Army for 6 years. He earned his B.S. in Biological Sciences with honors from the University of Southern Mississippi. After graduating from Mississippi Sate College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Harlow  moved to Alaska to join our team in 2013. He has a special interest in exotic animal medicine and was President of the Wildlife, Exotic, Zoo, Avian and Aquatic Association at Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Harlow's love the mountains brought him to Alaska. He enjoys hiking, fishing and enjoying the outdoors with his wife, Stacy, their son, Steven, and their 2 rat terriers. He is also an avid runner.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.