- American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Small Animal Internal Medicine, 1990
Honors Awards and Fellowships
- Colorado State University (CSU) Certified Veterinary Acupuncture, 2003
- Master of Science (MS), Colorado State University, 1988
- Residency in Internal Medicine, Colorado State University, 1988
- Internship in Small Animal Medicine, Auburn University, 1985
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Colorado State University, 1984
- Bachelor of Science (BS), Colorado State University, 1980
Current Professional Activities
Past Professional Activities
- Owner, Canine Consultations-writing, speaking, phone consultations, corporate consulting, expert witness work, in the areas of canine and feline reproduction, genetics and pediatrics.
- Owner, AcuPets, a mobile veterinary acupuncture/therapeutic laser/spinal adjustment practice serving the Pikes Peak Region.
- AKC conformation judge, Belgian Tervuren, Belgian Sheepdogs, Belgian Malinois
- Internship, Auburn University (1984-1985)
- Internal Medicine Residency, Colorado State (1985-1988)
- Private practices (CA, TX, CO) director of reproduction services and semen freezing centers in TX and CO
Furred and Feathered Children
- Married to the wonderful David W. Morris, software engineer extraordinaire since 1999
- "Caper" U-AG1 UKC CH AKC GCH PACH Zephyre Chutes and Ladders CD RE HSAs MX MXJ MXP4 MXPB MJP4 MJPB PAX OF OFP T2BP CA NW1 CGC TT (Belgian Tervuren)
- "Sage" GCH CH Zephyre Wizard of Odds HSAs JHD NW2 TT (Belgian Tervuren)
- "Callie" Zephyre Treasure Hunt TT (miracle Belgian Tervuren I got back to save her leg from complete brachial plexus avulsion)
- “Sparkle” CH Vivant et Lisse Sparkle Up to Zephyre (new Belgian Tervuren puppy sired by Sage)
- “Peach” Zephyre Mon Ami Love in A Puff ( Belgian Tervuren-two 5 pt majors from puppy class)
- “Tigger” Zephyre Mon Ami Tiger’s Eye ( 1 yr old Belgian Tervuren returned to me, retrained, and looking for her perfect forever working home)
- "SkyCat" Siamese cat
- “Sanook” Thai cat
- "Thunder" African Grey Parrot, a rescue in 1984 (yes, he talks, about 900 words)
- Dog sports: conformation, herding, agility, obedience, rally, Therapy dog work, nosework
- Active in American Belgian Tervuren Club (veterinary columnist, breeder referral AND judging the 2015 National Specialty!)
- Hiking, with dogs of course.
- Reading, especially science fiction (am currently also writing a science fiction novel)
- Future beekeeper!
What I like Most About VIN
- "Each morning I seize the day, but by noon it has escaped."
- The ability to communicate with colleagues across the world and the immediate access to so much information.