Dr. Rachel Harter is a graduate of Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine and began her career at Seneca Animal Hospital outside of Buffalo, NY, a six-doctor growing practice, which introduced her to managing heavy case-loads and also helped her build strong diagnostic and surgical skills. It was also there that Dr. Harter developed a particular interest in client education, leading new-owner puppy training classes and writing an "Ask the Vet" column for the Buffalo News. Dr. Harter spent seven years practicing at Brookfield Animal Hospital in Brookfield, CT where she was able to experience the operation of a smaller practice within a smaller town, which she greatly enjoyed. She is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP).
Dr. Harter lives in New Fairfield with her husband, Adam, her three children, Bryce, Hayley & Sienna, and her three dogs, Crystal, Brody, and Gracie. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, skiing, and being involved with her childrens various activities.