Our Team

Dr. Steffani Morris

Veterinarian, Owner

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.


Office Manager

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.



Education: Palm Beach State College

Tammy brings over 35 years of clerical experience to our practice. She loves her job at Clear Lake Animal Hospital and says “it is so rewarding to share in the love and concern our clients feel for their furry family members.” In her spare time, she enjoys walking with her husband, Bob, and combing South Florida’s beaches for shells and sea glass. She shares her home with a cat named Frizzy and a new kitten, Sparty, which she adopted after it was found in our hospital parking lot.



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).

Rachel, CVT


Rachel graduated from veterinary technician school and began working at Clear Lake Animal Hospital in 2004. In 2010 she started working as an overnight emergency critical care technician at a local veterinary emergency hospital. In her spare time, she spends time with her family and her 2 dogs.

Stephany, CVT


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!


Veterinary Assistant

Ashley was born and raised in North Carolina. In the summer of 2016, she moved down to Florida. She also worked in the veterinary field up in North Carolina. She enjoys spending time with her fiancé, their four boys, their 2 dogs, fishing, cooking, and anything outdoors.


Kennel Technician

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.


Kennel Technician

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.