Dr. Glenn N. Major
They say some people are born to be veterinarians, but Dr. Glenn N. Major likes to refer to himself as “wired” to be a veterinarian as he was born into a family of engineers. While his father and brother were off rebuilding engines, Dr. Major was rescuing wildlife, catching crawdads in the local creek and raising tadpoles in the toliet. A raccoon, many chipmunks and at least one pet crow later, Dr. Glenn Major graduated from Purdue University’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 1983.
Staring off, Dr. Major had thought of becoming a swine veterinarian but this idea was quickly vetoed by his wife as the smell of pig just never goes away. Instead, Dr. Major started Four Seasons Animal Hospital as a house call practice in 1985 out of the trunk of his Honda. As times have changed, so has Four Seasons Animal Hospital, which 30 years later, is still serving the Lake of Four Seasons/Winfield area and surrounding communities.
Now an empty-nester, Dr. Major shares his home with his wife of 30+ years and Waldo, a 5 year old lovable shih-tzu. He also gets his daily cat fix by caring for all of our clinic cats, Peanut, Pearl, and Figaro, as Mrs. Major is highly allergic.
Dr. Courtney Harsy
Growing up an animal lover and over-achiever are the traits which Dr. Courtney Harsy says lead her to the path of Veterinary Medicine. While her early years were spent playing with pet rabbits, hamsters and even the animals on her cousins’ farm she was also an avid learner who from a young age wanted to academically challenge herself in her career.
So young Dr. Harsy, after petitioning for the first family dog (and winning), asked her mom what job she thought was the most challenging. Her mother responded that a doctor, probably meaning a human doctor, was the hardest job and a young Dr. Harsy set her career goals to doctor. That was until she found out that there were doctors for animals called Veterinarians. With that knowledge, Dr. Harsy’s career was decided and she began working in an animal hospital as soon as she was able. This is where she first fell in love with the field of Veterinary Medicine. Many years later in 2014, Dr. Courtney Harsy graduated from Purdue University’s School of Veterinary Medicine. That same year she also married her college sweetheart.
As our exotic veterinarian, Dr. Harsy has a very special interest in all exotic species and enjoys working with everything from small hamsters to large constrictors. When she is not spending time harassing her husband she enjoys needlework (crochet, knitting and needlepoint), as well as playing viola and being kept in line by her house rabbit, Stipple. You will often see Dr. Harsy accompanied by her dog, Clover, as she is a frequent daycare participant.
Dr. Kelly Hopkins
Like many veterinarians, Dr. Hopkins knew at an early age what she wanted to do as an adult. Her father always wanted to be a veterinarian and was a source of inspiration throughout her childhood. Not only a father but a sister-in-law went into the field which offered encouragement and served to be a big help going through vet school.
Dr. Hopkins always had dogs growing up, particularly large breeds running around the house. The family dogs included: 2 yellow labs, 2 St. Bernard’s and 1 Bernese Mountain Dog. Dr. Hopkins has a soft spot for the giant breeds.
Dr. Hopkins was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs and has lived many places thought the Midwest. She did her Animal Science undergraduate degree at Michigan State University and veterinary school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Being home team rivals, Dr. Hopkins tends to cheer more for MSU if the two are playing each other. After graduation she moved to Milwaukee and began her career. Now located in Indiana, FSAH is happy to welcome Dr. Hopkins to the team!
Dr. Hopkins met her husband in first grade, started dating in high school and got married while in veterinary school. Her husband is a pharmacist and is always willing to work with her on questions about about the latest drug therapies. They share their house with an Australian Shepard mix named Dottie. She adds a lot of energy to the their lives and Dr. Hopkins looks forward to continuing Dottie’s training in agility.