The Pet Care Team


Dr. Jason Harrison

Veterinary

Dr. Harrison has been a life-long Michigander.  After growing up in Cheboygan, he attended Western Michigan University and graduated with a bachelors degree in Psychology. He then continued on to Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, receiving his degree with honors in 2002.  He spent his first two years practicing in southern Michigan and moved back up north spending 13 years in Cadillac. He now proudly owns Tawas Animal Hospital.


He and his wife Brittany have three kids: Ben, Lucas, and Reese, and a Golden Retriever named Farley.  His hobbies include boating, hiking, mountain biking, and traveling with family.


What he enjoys most about his work is being able to help strengthen the bond between pet parents and their pets, through educating clients about the best ways in which to keep their pets healthy.  From this, he hopes pets will live happy and longer lives with their families.


His special interests are orthopedic surgery, exotic pet medicine, and dog and cat behavioral medicine.


Telephone: +1 989 362 4601

E-mail: jharrisondvm@tawasanimalhospital.com

Brittany Harrison

Hospital Manager

Brittany has spent her last 22 years advising businesses on how to grow their client base as well as create efficiencies in services and increase their performance.  Brittany has a keen ability to find and rescue stray animals and find new homes for them. It was a perfect fit when Dr. Harrison (her husband) decided he was going to go to Veterinary School.  Brittany is excited to be a part of Tawas Animal Hospital. 

Brittany is a proud mother of 3 beautiful kids, 9 year old Ben and twin 3 year-olds Lucas and Reese and fur baby, Farley.  She loves to volunteer at her kids' schools, community organizations, church and you can find her cheering her kids on at sporting and school events. 

She is excited to meet the pet owners in the Tawas area. Stop by and say "Hi" to Brittany, her door is always open. 


Telephone: +1 989 362 4601

E-mail: bharrison@tawasanimalhospital.com

Nichelle McDougall

Veterinary Technologist

Coming Soon


Telephone: +1 989 362 4601

E-mail: vettech@tawasanimalhospital.com

Emily Barger

Veterinary Technician

Emily started her career in veterinary medicine as a student of veterinary technology at Baker College of Cadillac in 2013. Shortly after starting classes, Emily accepted a position in Cadillac as a veterinary assistant under Dr. Harrison. She graduated with her Associates in Applied Science in May 2015, and later that summer earned her Veterinary Technician License. Emily joined the Harrisons on the day they bought Tawas Animal Hospital November 1, 2017.

Emily has a passion for helping clients become the best pet parents they can be. She enjoys sharing her knowledge of veterinary medicine and maintaining a high standard of care for her patients. Emily has a special interest in working with exotic animals such as reptiles, birds, and pocket pets.

Emily shares her heart with her husband, Andy, and their four fur babies - cats named Swizzle and Twizzle, a golden retriever, Gambit, and a beagle mix, Sunnie. She is thrilled to have moved with her family to the Tawas area!


Telephone: +1 989 362 4601

E-mail: vettech@tawasanimalhospital.com


Telephone: +1 989 362 4601

E-mail: vettech@tawasanimalhospital.com

Tabatha Carpenter

Lic. Veterinary Assistant

Tabatha moved to Tawas to join Dr. Harrison in February 2018.  Tabatha previously worked with Dr. Harrison in Cadillac, MI for 3 years before joining him here at Tawas Animal.  Tabatha is a Licensed Veterinary Assistant and is currently going to school to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. 


Tabatha was born in raised in California moved to Michigan with her husband Casey and her three energetic boys Michael, Mathew and Andrew.  Tabatha is an avid reader, loves to drink coffee and enjoys life through laughing, learning and having fun with friends and family.

Tabatha shares her home with her family and her 2 cats Piper and Vinnie.  She dreams one day having a Golden Retriever. 
Tabatha mission at work is to provide clients the education and resources they need on preventive care and helping solve "mystery" cases. 


Telephone: +1 989 362 4601

E-mail: vettech@tawasanimalhospital.com

Brittany Patterson 

Operations Manager

Coming Soon


Telephone: +1 989 362 4601

E-mail: customercare@tawasanimalhospital.com

Alice Shelton

Customer Care

Alice joined our team in July 2018 after moving back to Michigan from South Dakota.  While in South Dakota Alice graduated from the National American Univeristy in 2015 where she received her A.S.S. in Veterinary Technology.  Alice has made it her goal to care for animals and is currently working on her certification to become a Liscensed Veterinary Technician.

When not working she enjoys spending time with her 2 dogs Carolin and Desiree and her 4 cats, Miss Pretty, Scout, Jamie Lee and Sarge.  She also enjoys counted cross stitching and reading mystery novels.  

You can find Alice working behind the desk and she always knows how to bring a smile to everyone's face.


Telephone: +1 989 362 4601

E-mail: customercare@tawasanimalhospital.com

Jenni Heri

Customer Care

Jenni lives in Hale, MI with  beagle and 2 kittens.  She enjoys spending time outdoors, hunting fishing or just exploring.  Jenni started working towards her Licensed Vet. Assistant degree and truly enjoys working with your pets. Jeni Joined our team on November 1, 2017 and has jumped in everywhere we have needed her.  She says she loves her job and the team she works with. 


Telephone: +1 989 362 4601

E-mail: customercare@tawasanimalhospital.com

Brooke Kisserr

Lic. Vet Asst/ Boarding Asst

Coming Soon


Telephone: +1 989 362 4601


Jalanie Stovall

Boarding and Kennel

Tawas Animal Hospital is Jalanie's first job.   Jalanie is a hgh school senior and has been a dedicated team member since 2017.  Jalanie says that her favorite part of being a Kennel Attendant are the dogs and cats that she gets to play with everyday as well as having awesome co-workers that mentor her and answer all of her questions and getting to watch cool surgeries.


Jalanies hobbies include marching band, practicing on her tenor saxophone for band, swimming, and taking long drives.


Jalanie is considering a future in Veterinary Medicine and we know that if she decides to pursue this goal she will make a positive impact on this profession.  We are so excited to watch Jalanie achieve her dreams!


Telephone: +1 989 362 4601


Becky Greenwood

Vet. Assistant/ Customer Care

Coming Soon


Telephone +1 989 362 4601


Kayla Mears

Boarding & Kennel

Coming Soon


Telephone +1 989 362 4601


From our family to yours we want to thank you for your business, support and most of all caring for your pet(s).  We are so honored to have the priviledge to serve the pet owners of Iosco County as well as many pet owners from neighboring counties.  This community has welcomed us with open arms and we have been so humbled by the love and support we have received.  We look forward to a life long committement to the Tawas Area and to bettering the lives of your pets. 

Sincerely, The Harrisons