I have always loved animals from a very young age so working at an animal hospital where I can make their lives better was a great choice for me. I owe a lot to my very strong and awesome grandmother, Mary Ann Morningstar Morris, who even has an animal shelter in South Carolina named after her. I come from an amazing line of strong animal loving women.
I am a big proponent of annual bloodwork for dogs and cats of all ages. Routine bloodwork diagnosed one of my cats with diabetes and another with renal failure. Because bloodwork caught these diseases early, I waws able to prolong both of their lives with proper treatment. We are lucky to have so many resources available in the veterinary field to keep our pets happy, healthy and well cared for. The doctors and staff of Riverwalk continue to learn to give your pets the best possible care. Many of our staff are long termers just like me.
In my time off, I teach agility classes, run a small nonprofit animal rescue organization and compete/travel with my dogs all over the US in agility, dock diving, barn hunt, lure coursing, herding, etc. My life revolves around my pets. I also enjoy photography, mainly focusing on dog sports and insects (especially spiders). Whenever there is a spider or insect in the clinic that needs to be relocated, I run to the rescue.
I share my life with a very patient husband and son, along with one cat (Mia) and seven dogs (Crush, Freedom, Biggie Smalls, Vamp, Spider, Tommy and Mick).
My life is very busy, but animals are my passion, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.