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Dr. Don Morshead

Dr. Don Morshead

Pet Medical Center staff veterinarian since 1980, Dr. Morshead is our staff surgeon at Pet Medical Center – Chatoak. His colleagues call him smart, skilled, approachable, meticulous, team leader, confident, practical, and progressive.


  • Veterinary School: University of California at Davis, 1974
  • Internship: South Shore Veterinary Associates, 1974–1975
  • Surgical Residency: University of Pennsylvania, 1975–1977

Board Certification

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons, 1986

Professional Organizations

  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society

Professional Interests

  • General soft tissue surgery
  • Progressive surgery techniques
    • Orthopedic surgery, especially TTATPLO, and fracture repair
    • Laser surgery
    • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Therapeutic laser
  • Pain management
  • Stem cell treatment for arthritis

I enjoy working with animals and the people who love them. Communicating with people is one of my passions, and restoring pets to mobility and health is one of my greatest joys. Surgery is a complex specialty and communication is essential. My priority is for you to understand how surgery will benefit your pet, or sometimes why surgery might not be the right treatment for your pet. I make recommendations for care as if it were my own pet.

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