VCA Animal Care Center of Mt. Juliet

Mike Harris, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Auburn University


Dr. Harris graduated from Mt. Juliet High School in 1971. He then attended Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN and went on to attend the University of Tennessee in Knoxville for Pre Vet courses. He graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1978. He began practicing in Austin, TX before establishing Animal Care Center of Mt. Juliet in 1984. He has enjoyed over 25 years of practice and service in the community.

He has been married to Denise Dollend since 1985 has two children, Drew and Haley.

In his spare time, Dr. Harris is actively involved at church and enjoys all things related to cattle.

**Dr. Mike is currently unavailable to see clients as he suffered from a stroke in Septemeber.  Please contact the office if you have any questions. **

Dr. Mike has a passion for helping pets and getting to know their owners.


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 an emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours (week days we are open until 7, Saturdays until 5), check with a local animal emergency clinic.

We recommend the following:

Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners:
615-333-1212 phone
1668 Mallory Lane
Brentwood, TN 37027


Animal Medical Center
615-867-7575 phone
234 River Rock Blvd.
Murfreesboro, TN 37128