Pittsboro, NC – Chatham Community Library will host “Serving Veterans and Saving Dogs” with Dr. Terry Morris, PhD, on Tuesday, November 15, from 6 pm to 7:30 pm in the Holmes Family Meeting Room.
A native of Durham, Dr. Morris received a M.S. 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, and completed her Ph.D. in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
In 2019, she was selected as the American Humane Hero Veterinarian and just received the Joseph R. Biden Lifetime Achievement Award & Presidential Volunteer Service Award in 2022.
Dr. Morris is extremely passionate about the welfare of veterans suffering from emotional and/or physical disabilities and the animals that are suffering and euthanized at animal shelters due to over population. She recognizes the healing power of the animal-human bond and in 2012 founded Vets To Vets United, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization created to unite dogs with US Military Veterans who are lonely, suffering from depression, or who have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), or physical disability, for a common goal: improving and saving lives.
She dedicates this program to her father, Captain Willis C. Morris, a Tuskegee B52 Bomber pilot who died while courageously serving his Nation during the Cuban Missile Crisis, making her a proud Gold Star daughter. This program is also dedicated to her sister, Captain Karon D. Morris-Crawley who was the first female to graduate from the Air Force ROTC Pilot Training Program at Tuskegee University. She is honored and thankful to have an opportunity to serve our U.S. Military Veterans and rescue animals, both of which need love, companionship, and healing.
This program is free and open to the public and is made possible with the generous support of the Friends of the Chatham Community Library.