Dr. Morris grew up in Kingston, Jamaica. As a child she developed a strong love for dogs and cats. She always knew as a young child that she would become a veterinarian. Dr. Morris migrated to the United States in 1980 completing high school 3 years later at the age of 16. In 1987 she graduated from Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida with a BA degree in Biology. She then attended the University of Florida to do post baccalaureate studies in Microbiology. She received her DVM degree from Oklahoma State University in 1994, followed by advanced training at a medical and surgical intern at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. After leaving Tennessee, Dr. Morris moved to Atlanta in 1995 where she worked in a large multi doctor, multi hospital group practice for 8 years. It was working in this diverse environment that gave her the confidence and experience to open Morningside Animal Care Center in July 2003. Client education is an area that Dr. Morris especially enjoys. She likes Dermatology and Dentistry as nothing seems to make a pet and its owner happier than when the “itching and licking” stops and there is no bad breath!!! Outside work, Dr Morris enjoys playing racquetball, table tennis andgolf. She shares her home with Nala (Rotti mix) who likes to scare the UPS driver when he makes deliveries. She also likes to travel whenever she can get away.
Dr. Hypolite is proud to be a Tuskegee Graduate, and has been practicing Veterinary Medicine for over 25 years. He takes great pride in Internal Medicine and Surgery, including Orthopedics and Dentistry.
Dr. Hypolite enjoys traveling, cricket, soccer, and table tennis. He is accredited in several Eastern Seaboard States and in the Gulf Coast. Dr. Hypolite is a member of GVMA, and North Gwinnett County Veterinary Medicine Society.
Teresa is the backbone of our hospital behind the scenes. She pays attention to all details to ensure your loved ones are cared for. She loves what she does and it shows in her dedication to your family members. Teresa is a licensed Veterinary Technician who has been in the veterinary field for over 15 years. She enjoys all aspects of her job but her favorite areas are cytology and dentistry. She loves taking before and after pictures of a dental cleaning – our clients are thoroughly impressed with the difference it makes. Teresa has a supportive husband, Mitch, two sons, Ryan and Matthew, and her dog, Luna. She enjoys spending time outdoors, riding bikes and four wheelers with her family.
Morningside welcomed Joye to our team in February 2013. She is an outgoing, friendly receptionist that truly loves people and pets. She makes it her goal to ensure that your visit at our clinic is a pleasant one for both you and your pet. Joye has the unique ability to greet and care for clients, assist with technical duties in the treatment-surgery area, and is also a professional groomer. From a young age Joye as had a special connection with animals, bringing home any stray cat or dog she would find,(which she still does to this very day) this has given her the compassion to provide the best possible care for your pet. Joye spends her spare time with her 9 furry kids and volunteering at Red Clay Ranch and Equine Sanctuary.
Beverly joined the practice in 2003 and is our Office Manager. She has over 30 years experience in Accounting and Business Management and brings those skills along with her cheerful emphasis on customer service to the practice. Beverly received her undergraduate degree from Rollins College , Winter Park , Florida. She enjoys gardening, volunteering and spending time with family especially her three grandchildren Joshua, Julian and Kia.
Danielle joined our practice in January 2015. She has over 8 years experience in the veterinary field. She loves performing dentals and assisting in surgeries. She loves spending time with her family, cooking, watching movies and caring for her dog Kai and three cats Zoey, Tizzy and Max.
Jack is our newest team member. He was found in a parking lot and came to us the week of Halloween 2013 (hence the name) when he was 4 weeks old. He enjoys greeting our clients and patients. In the afternoon, he can be found sunbathing in our lobby awaiting our next guest.