Dr. Harder opened Jackson Animal Hospital in 1992. The hospital quickly became well respected in the community, both for the quality of medicine and for the client-friendly approach. Follow-up care to any visit has always been a core value in his approach to practice. He was retained as the Medical Director when VCA purchased the hospital in 2006, and enjoys the rewarding profession of veterinary medicine now more than ever. Dr. Harder resides in Medford with his wife of 23 years, 3 dogs, 2 cats and 4 birds.