Dr. Keith Harper

August 31, 2020
hello world!

Hi! I am a Bay Area native, born and raised in San Jose, CA. My childhood was saturated with athletic events, Disney channel programs, family gatherings, and countless creek playtime hours catching whatever critters I could find. I received ample life skills and career goals direction from countless hours of Discovery and Animal Planet TV shows. To say I watched a lot of wildlife programs would be an understatement.

I attended Tuskegee University following high school graduation where I was a 4-year scholar-athlete in football and an Animal & Poultry Science Major. I gained a great appreciation for Southern traditions and hospitality while forming some lifelong friendships.

After completing my undergraduate program, I joined Duke University for a Tropical Field Biology program in Costa Rica for summer 2007 where I had an opportunity to touch up on my salsa dancing as well. The following Fall I enrolled in Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed my Doctorate in May 2011.

Everyone comes back home at some point and for me this saying held true. I returned to the Bay Area in 2011 and worked in various capacities as an associate DVM for Banfield the Pet Hospital, VCA Animal Hospitals, and various private practitioner clinics throughout California. I have a keen interest in reptiles and amphibians mainly because they are just plain cool to work with, but I am passionate about exotic pets as a whole. The majority of my 9 years of experience is as a small animal general practitioner.

When not in the clinic, I can be found horseback riding, fishing, biking, local Jiu Jitsu gyms, Capoeira events, softball tournaments, pretty much anywhere that gets me out of the house. I enjoy camping and hiking with my family which includes Brittany, my partner of 4 years, our daughter Mila, 2 dogs (Maya and Tahoe Blue), Marshall the cat-dog, and Eduardo the Boa constrictor. Don’t worry Eduardo usually doesn’t get to come camping.

We are opening our doors, arms, and hearts to the Alameda community as we embark on this new and exciting adventure. The entire VetnCare family is thrilled to be a part of your family in any way we can. Come on down to VetnCare Alameda and meet ours!