Dr. Steffani Morris
Education: University of Florida
Doctor Morris earned both her bachelor’s degree and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Florida. (Go Gators!!) She purchased Clear Lake Animal Hospital in 2011. Dr. Morris is an active member of AAHA, AVMA, FVMA, and PBVS. In her spare time, she enjoys riding horses, spending time with her husband, their 2 daughters, and 3 dogs, reading, and cooking.
Dr. Morris has always had a passion for animal welfare and rescue. In 2014 she began working with Pet Haven Rescue, a cage-free rescue sanctuary located in Loxahatchee, FL. In 2015 she became a board member for Pet Haven and believes in their mission statement: “Compassion is contagious… pass it on.” In 2014 Dr. Morris also began working with Greyed A Greyhound Assistance and Placement Services, an organization dedicated to providing assistance with medical costs, rehabilitation, and rehoming retired greyhounds. Dr. Morris provides medical care, spays, and neuters before these gentle athletes are ready to find their forever homes.
In 2016 Dr. Morris began working with Rescue Life. Rescue Life is a 5013C non-profit organization in Palm Beach Gardens, FL and was founded in December 2013. They are dedicated to rescuing all domestic species of animals and rehoming them or offering them a sanctuary.
In 2017 Dr. Morris began working with Kibblez of Love, an organization that rescues the most medically needy dogs from our local shelters. Dr. Morris provides treatment to these dogs before they find their furever homes. Kibblez of Love also runs a pet food bank that provides food for dogs whose human parents are in financial need. The Redland Rockpit Abandoned Dog Project is another rescue that Dr. Morris has had the pleasure of working with starting in 2017. This rescue helps provide medical care, foster homes, and love to dogs that are abandoned in the Redland area of Florida. Dr. Morris also started working with The Doberman Rescue League in 2017. This rescue provides foster homes, medical treatment, and love for Dobermans until they find their furever homes.
Dr. Megan Cires
Education: University of Florida
Dr. Cires (aka Dr. C) joined Clear Lake Animal Hospital in 2017! She holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and a Bachelor of Music degree both from the University of Florida and is an avid Gator fan. Dr. Cires practiced for over two years at a non-profit general practice and high-volume spay/neuter clinic in Port Richey, Florida before relocating back to her hometown in Palm Beach County last year. She also spent a year working as a shelter medicine veterinarian in West Palm Beach.
Dr. Cires looks forward to providing high quality compassionate care and forming lasting relationships with the clients and pets at Clear Lake. Her areas of interest in veterinary medicine include soft tissue surgery, preventative medicine, and ophthalmology. When not in the clinic, Dr. Cires enjoys performing in community theatre plays and musicals, reading, boating, and spending time with her husband, Alex, their cat, Penny, their beagle, Paisley, and the newest family member a great dane named Perry.
Education: Florida Atlantic University
Lesley graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. She’s always had a passion for animals and decided to take a different career path. She enjoys spending time with her husband, their four dogs, and landscaping/gardening.
Shannon is a born and raised Floridian. She moved to Georgia for 10 years and returned back to Florida to be closer to her family. Shannon worked in retail management for 15 years before having her son, who is 5 years old.She wanted a job that would allow her to spend more time with her son, which led her to become a receptionist in the veterinary field. When she is not hanging out with her son, she enjoys reading and relaxing by the pool.
Brianna is an aspiring veterinarian from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is currently a senior at Palm Beach Atlantic University. She completed an internship at Shalom Wildlife Zoo in West Bend, Wisconsin, and wanted to experience the small animal side of veterinary medicine, which led her to Clear Lake Animal Hospital. In her spare time, Brianna loves to snorkel, play softball, watch baseball (Go Brewer’s!) and hang out with her cat that she adopted from Clear Lake, “Luna”
In 2005 Sarah graduated from college in Pennsylvania and moved to Florida to attend a veterinary technician internship at Disney. After completion of her internship, Sarah continued to work as a veterinary technician at various zoos and small animal hospitals in South Florida. Sarah has been working with Dr. Morris since 2010. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors with her friends. Her favorite activities are running on the beach with her Greyhounds, snorkeling, and taking hikes to spot Florida wildlife (especially reptiles).
Stephany was born and raised here in West Palm Beach. She has been a veterinary technician for 13 years. Stephany has two dogs, one of which is a 180lb Great Dane! Stephany volunteers during her down time with Kibblez of Love, a nonprofit rescue here in Palm Beach County. She enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, her dogs and working with the rescue group!
Carli has started her education at Palm Beach State College in hopes of becoming a veterinarian in the future. In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with her boyfriend and going to the beach.
Sarah was born and raised in Northern California where she worked at different kennels caring for large numbers of dogs. This sparked her interest in understanding canine behavior. She has a certificate in dog training, pet CPR, and first aid. Since moving to Florida with her fiancé and 3 dogs she has been enjoying paddle boarding and exploring all that Florida has to offer.
Helen began her training as a groomer in 1997 and worked in Palm Beach for many years. She has experience in all breed types and styles.
Rico moved to West Palm Beach from Connecticut in 2018. Rico is currently training to become a veterinary technician and is looking forward to learning and advancing with Clear Lake Animal Hospital. Rico enjoys spending time with his wife, Jean Marie, his two daughters, and his best friend, a miniature pinscher named “Leo” His hobbies include fishing, golfing, and watching the NY Giants!
Emily started with us in the fall of 2019. She ensures that all of our boarders and hospitalized patients are well taken care of. Emily went to school for cosmetology, but realized her passion is working with animals. She enjoys spending time with her twin sister, family, friends, and her animals. She ahs two rescued dogs, and 5 rescued cats.