Morris Animal Foundation News
Betty White with Morris Jr. and Sr.

Like Father, Like Son - The Legacy of Dr. Mark L. Morris Jr.

Dr. Mark L. Morris Sr. was a visionary veterinarian who foresaw the need for dedicated scientific research if the practice of veterinary medicine was to move forward. It was to advance this endeavor in improving animal health that, in 1948, he founded Morris Animal Foundation. Through the Foundation, and his breakthroughs in nutrition, leadership of the American Animal Hospital Association, and so many other veterinary achievements, Dr. Morris became an iconic figure for generations of veterinarians.

August 16, 2016

Mark Morris St.

Building on history: the Foundation celebrates 68 years of improving the lives of animals everywhere

When Dr. Mark L. Morris Sr., an ambitious and passionate newly graduated veterinarian, walked into his first private practice job in 1926, little did he realize he was embarking on a journey that would lead to improved lives for animals, large and small, around the world.

August 1, 2016

Vector Borne Diseases Dog

Buzz off! Protecting your pets from diseases spread by insects

With the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil just around the corner, concerns about the Zika virus have filled the news. But Zika is only one of many diseases, both mild and serious, spread by insects such as mosquitoes and ticks. These vector-borne diseases affect people all over the world, and our dog and cat companions are susceptible to many of these same infections. Pet owners need to be vigilant to keep their pets healthy and happy during the “biting” season.

July 26, 2016