Meet the Veterinary Staff at our East Memphis TN Animal Hospital

Apryl A. Barton, DVM

Apryl A. BartonDr. Apryl Barton decided rather late in her undergraduate studies to become a veterinarian. “After working at a big cat sanctuary, a chimpanzee center, and the Columbus Zoo, I thought I wanted to study animal behavior and work with exotics. It dawned on me that a PhD program wouldn’t get me where I wanted to be, which was working to help pets have a better quality of life.” After deciding to go to vet school, she earned her DVM from the Ohio State University in 2009. Following graduation, Dr. Barton completed a small animal rotating internship at Louisiana State University. She is a member of the AVMA, OVMA, TVMA, and MSCVMA.

Dr. Barton has a very spoiled orange and white cat named Kael.

Katie L. Morrill, DVM

Katie L. Morrill, DVMA childhood spent running, swimming and wrestling with her family’s many labs, golden retrievers, and siblings instilled Dr. Katie Morrill with a lifelong love of animals. “I am convinced that no better job than being a veterinarian exists.” Born and raised in Tennessee, she attended college at Princeton and earned her DVM from Tufts University. Dr. Morrill is a member of the TVMA, AVMA and MSCVMA and her particular areas of interest include dentistry and internal medicine.

At home, she enjoys the company of her husband, two young sons, and two crazy herding dogs who were last spotted stealing all the tennis balls out of the Shelby Farms ponds.