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Cheryl K. Harris

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Cheryl K. Harris Obituary
Cheryl K. Harris, a veterinary internist and oncologist, passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Memorial service: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Spring Valley United Methodist Church, 7700 Spring Valley Road, Dallas. Memorials: or Circle 10 Council, Boy Scouts of America, Dallas, Texas. Dr. Cheryl K. Harris was born in Dallas on July 31, 1956. She attended Bryan Adams High School and Texas A&M University class of 1978. She also attended Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating with the class of 1980. Upon graduation from veterinary school, Cheryl accepted a commission as a captain in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps. Her duty station was Fitzsimons Army Medical Research Hospital in Fort Collins, Colo., working in its research labs. After a three-year tour of activity duty, Cheryl resigned her commission to attend Colorado State University as a resident leading to board certification through the ACVIM in both internal medicine and oncology. Two years later she returned to Dallas to open her first practice as a specialist. During Dr. Harris' academic years, she was also the author of over a dozen articles appearing in various veterinary journals. Dr. Harris is the founder of Veterinary Oncology and Internal Medicine in Dallas and later changing to a new location and a rename of Veterinary Specialist of North Texas, specializing in the practice of veterinary oncology and internal medicine. She later became the co-founder of another practice as Animal Cancer Center, where CT and radiation were available for cancer in dogs and cats. Dr. Harris was known for her service to the region and to the referring veterinary community which she loved. Cheryl was also known by all her clients as an intelligent, compassionate doctor who cared for them and each of the pets under her care. A lovely person and a great doctor, Cheryl will be missed by all who knew her. Survivors: Her husband, William "Bill" O'Neal; her son, Greg Bennett; her loving stepchildren, Deborah Caillet, Jeff O'Neal and Michael O'Neal; one grandson; three granddaughters; her loving father, Bruce Harris and stepmother, Bonnie Harris; two stepbrothers, one stepsister; and two stepbrothers-in-law and their wives, nieces and nephews.
Published in Star-Telegram on Jan. 12, 2013
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