After caring for the critters at Woodland Park Zoo for more than 40 years, animal-rehab pioneer plans her retirement

Selat, a 150-pound Komodo dragon, receives laser therapy and massage from Harmony Frazier while zookeeper Alyssa Borek keeps track of his head, which is surrounded by a clear plastic sheet. Frazier, a senior veterinary technician, is retiring after more than four decades at Woodland Park Zoo. Frazier provides laser treatments and massage to aging animals at the zoo. (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)
Selat, a 150-pound Komodo dragon, receives laser therapy and massage from Harmony Frazier while zookeeper Alyssa Borek keeps track of his head, which is surrounded by a clear plastic sheet. Frazier, a senior veterinary technician, is retiring after more than four decades at Woodland Park Zoo. Frazier provides laser treatments and massage to aging animals at the zoo. (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)

As zoos and animal care have evolved, the zoo’s senior veterinary technician has set the standard for hands-on healing.