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Originally from North Carolina, Dr. Harris graduated from Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in May of 1983. Following one year in a rural mixed-animal practice in southern Wisconsin, she moved to Phoenix, AZ to begin employment at Chaparral Animal Hospital where she treated both small animal and equine patients.
In 1988 she left Chaparral Animal Hospital and in 1989 purchased Village Plaza Animal Hospital, an AAHA accredited exotic and small animal hospital on Tatum Blvd. in Phoenix. For the next thirteen years Dr. Harris saw small animal and exotic patients in the hospital and equine medical and surgical cases in the field. Eventually both practice disciplines expanded and time limitations forced the sale of Village Plaza Animal Hospital.
Now spring brings breeding, foaling, preventative health care and early season horse shows. Summer heralds the onset of weather related health concerns, and through the fall and winter care of both pleasure and performance horses fills the practice appointment schedule.
Dr. Harris also served as a testing veterinarian for the equine substance abuse programs at numerous competitions (USEF, AQHA and FEI) for nineteen years beginning in 1990.
In July 2002 she became a member of the Veterinary Honor Roll for the Morris Animal Foundation. And, in July 2004 she was presented with the national My Vet Matters award by the American Association of Equine Practitioners. She was named Best in Scottsdale from 2009 through 2015. Currently, she is a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr Harris is licensed to practice in five states: Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma and Kentucky.
Dr. Harris and her husband, Glenn Shearer are actively involved in re-homing efforts for horses and dogs and are associated with several rescue organizations. They also enjoy international travel, skiing, scuba diving, and trail riding. Their home in Scottsdale is shared by a menagerie of animals large and small.×
Glenn grew up in Saginaw, Michigan and attended college in East Lansing. Following graduation from Michigan State University, Glenn became involved in the private development industry locally, nationally and internationally. He received awards within his industry on numerous occasions. Now retired, Glenn stays connected professionally through Valley Forward Association and by assisting horse owners obtain property use permits and resolve zoning disputes.
Since 2005, Glenn has been a member of Equine DVM, Inc., helping with the operation and management of the office. He also provides surgical and emergency assistance to Dr. Harris. He has become well known to clients and in the Arizona equine and veterinary communities. Glenn also enjoys travel, scuba diving, snow skiing, and showing his Arabian horses. He also helps to care for the numerous animals he and Dr. Harris share on their property in Scottsdale.×
Dianne Malen relocated to Arizona from Montreal in 1983. She currently lives in Scottsdale and has worked at Equine DVM, Inc. since 2010. She brings with her extensive experience in marketing and customer service. She has owned and operated her own privately held and corporate businesses as well as working as a project manager and in sales for large corporations.
Dianne has three adult children, Jennifer, Kimberly and Michael, all of whom work and live in the Phoenix metro area. When not at the office, Dianne enjoys spending time with her children, her granddaughter and her two miniature horses. She is an excellent cook and admits to a longtime romance with chocolate.×