Dr. Harper is a board-certified small animal surgeon with special interest in orthopedics and rehabilitation. She currently oversees the small animal surgery and rehabilitation services at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she continues to research ways to promote animal well-being through surgery and/or rehabilitation. Much of her research involves the cranial cruciate ligament deficient stifle. Dr. Harper graduated from the University of the West Indies, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and completed surgical residency training at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. In addition, she is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner.