Dr. Harris grew up in Troy, Tennessee, and graduated from the University of Tennessee, Martin in 1982, with a Bachelor of Animal Science. He graduated from The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985. Dr. Harris practiced three years in Weakley County and came to work for Dyer County Animal Hospital in 1988. He enjoys hunting, fishing and antique furniture.

He is a Deacon at the West Dyersburg Church of Christ. His wife of 36 years, Debbie is the director on the Community Cancer Fund for Dyer County. They have two daughters. Emilee is 31 years old is a nurse for St. Thomas in Nashville, TN. The younger of the two, Elizabeth, is 26 years old and is an account analyst for The Escape Game Company in Nashville, TN. Dr. Harris owns two dogs, “Roxie” and “Charlie” and a parrot named “Rascal”.