After graduating from the University of Melbourne and completing a Masters Degree in Surgery, Ian came to the USA in 1983 to complete a surgery residency at the University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center. His plans to return to Australia upon completion of the residency were put on hold when he met, and subsequently married, Ginny, who was a veterinary technician at New Bolton Center.
After completion of his residency, Ian was on faculty at Auburn University, AL, where his wife, Ginny worked as a surgery and radiology technician. After his promotion to Associate Professor, they decided to move north to be closer to Ginny’s family in Wilmington, DE. Working in several equine private practices along the way, they now reside in Rippon, WV with their two children, Jess and Ben, 4 dogs, 5 horses, 2 sheep, and a tortoise!
Ian and Ginny own and operate Harrison Equine in Berryville, VA where Ian is a Board Certified Equine Surgeon with a special interest in upper airway diseases and sports medicine.
In 2012 Ian was honored to be awarded the distinction of “Veterinarian of the Year” by the Virginia Horse Council. (Source)