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Dr. Debra Morris

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Dr. Debra Morris

Dr. Morris earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1978. She graduated first in her class and was awarded the Upjohn Award in Clinical Proficiency for both large and small animals.

After veterinary school, Dr. Morris completed an internship at Purdue University and a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She became certified as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 1983. Since then, Dr. Morris served on faculties of veterinary schools at University of Pennsylvania, University of Georgia and University of California School of Veterinary Medicine, where she taught veterinary students in the clinical setting and conducted research. She is the author of over 200 scientific publications and book chapters. After leaving academia, Dr. Morris served as a staff internist at two different locations operated by VCA, consulted for Banfield pet hospitals and eventually owned her own small animal hospitals in New Jersey.

Tired of the snow, Dr. Morris and her husband (also a veterinarian) moved to Florida in 2020. Dr. Morris is excited to be a part of the Quail Hollow Animal Hospital team!

Dr. Morris is a member of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Her professional interests include all aspects of internal medicine, ultrasound and soft-tissue surgery.

At home, Dr. Morris has cats, Melanie and Tiffany, and an American Quarter Horse named Hunter. She spends most of her time outside of the hospital at the barn horseback riding and caring for Hunter. Dr. Morris also greatly enjoys movies, plays and museums of all kinds – but especially contemporary American art. She has three children all the same age – yes, 31-year-old triplets! Her one daughter is a nurse, another is a nurse practitioner and her son is in medical school.