Dr. Leigh Harkey is a North Carolina native, who decided at age 7 to become a veterinarian because of her experience on her family’s farm. She obtained a degree in Biology at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte and then completed her veterinary training at North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. She is a member of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association as well as the American Veterinary Association. Dr. Harkey says, “I feel that good preventative care is the key to a healthy, happy patient and I really enjoy helping people be proactive when it comes to their pets’ health.”
Dr. Harkey is happily married to her high school sweetheart, Scott and they had their first child in September of 2011. As a family, they enjoy being active and spending time outdoors together. Her other interests include traveling, music and dancing. The additional members of the family are their two dogs Raya and Chiquita and their matching orange tabby cats, Willie and Pooh.