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Dr. Terry Morris, D.V.M., Ph.D. 


My Story

Dr. Terry Morris, D.V.M., Ph.D., is a native of Durham, North Carolina. She received an master’s degree in biology at Purdue University and her D.V.M. at the historic and prestigious Tuskegee University. She completed her internship and residency in large animal medicine and surgery at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Because of her desire to integrate her veterinary skills with her love for science, Dr. Morris returned to school to complete her Ph.D. in molecular microbiology and immunology at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

In service to her community, Dr. Terry Morris:

  • Is Founder and Executive Director of Vets To Vets United, Inc. (March 2012)

  • Served as a service dog training assistant for Eyes Ears Nose and Paws, to provide service dogs to assist individuals with mobility impairments and diabetes

  • Served as a volunteer for Community Health Coalition

  • Served as chair of the health committee for the Durham Committee of the Affairs of Black People

Dr. Morris is extremely passionate about the welfare of veterans suffering from emotional and physical disabilities, and the animals that are suffering and euthanized at animal shelters due to overpopulation. She recognizes the healing power of the animal-human bond. She is honored and thankful to God to have an opportunity to serve our U.S. military veterans and rescue animals, both of which need love, companionship, and healing.

She has dedicated this program to her father, Capt. Willis C. Morris, a Tuskegee B-52 bomber pilot who was killed while courageously serving his nation during the Cuban Missile Crisis, making her a proud Gold Star daughter.

This program is also dedicated to Capt. Karon D. Morris-Crawley, who was the first female to graduate from the Air Force ROTC Pilot Training Program at Tuskegee University.

Dr. Terry's Recognitions and Awards:

  • 2023 ASPCA Henry Bergh (ASPCA Founder) Award

  • 2022 Joseph R. Biden Lifetime Achievement Award and Presidential Volunteer Service Award

  • 2022 NC Department of Military and Veteran Affairs Service Award

  • 2022 NC District East Civitan Dr. Luther Medlin Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award

  • 2019 American Humane Hero Veterinarian

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