Dr. Sam Morris

TVC Board Member , Owner Plum Creek Regional Animal Center

Crete, Illinois

Dr. Morris graduated from the University Of Illinois College Of Veterinary Medicine in 1976.  She was fortunate enough to be mentored in her early practice years by Claude Gendreau and Cosimo Ferraro, both of whom were excellent and ethical veterinarians. She took over a small practice in Crete, Illinois in 1981 from Ed Short, and built a new and much larger, AAHA certified Merit Award-Winning hospital in 1994 to house the ever-growing patient load. In 2010, she opened a satellite practice in Dyer, Indiana.

Dr. Morris has raised three beautiful girls while running a practice and dealing with a life-altering immune disease, which more than anything taught her resiliency.  Although she loves daily practice, her personal mission is to share what she has learned with other practice teams to make a difference for more people and animals. She has spoken at many conventions including AAHA, AVMA, and WWVC on topics including Medical Records, Team-based Practice, AviMark Practice Tips, Wellness Programs that Work, How to Become a Paperless Practice, Good Medicine is Good Business and others.  She has given management seminars for the Staples Company, Medical Arts Press, Seminars at Seas and Shirtsleeve Seminars.  She has published articles in AAHA Trends, DVM Newsmagazine and Veterinary Economics and is contributing author to the book, Team-Based Healthcare by Tom Catanzaro.

She has been on several Leadership Councils and on the Board of Directors of Professional Veterinary Products. She has consulted with many practices around the country on practice management as well as AviMark computer issues.