Stewart Morgan, Ph.D., DVM, DACVIM (Nutrition)
Dr. Stewart Morgan is an Associate Manager of Scientific Affairs at Hill’s Pet Nutrition.
“When I was 8 years old, my guinea pig, Wilbur (named after the terrific pig in Charlotte’s Web), stopped eating. During his exam, our veterinarian’s warmhearted, insightful way of explaining Wilbur’s medical care to me sparked my aspiration to learn how to help other pets and their families. My wise, hardworking parents and older siblings always cheered me on to achieve my dreams, which led me from Maryland to Pennsylvania for my undergraduate studies, then to New York and Stony Brook University to earn a PhD in genetics and Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine where I obtained my DVM degree.
Since then, I’ve realized many more dreams—practicing as a primary care veterinarian in mixed animal, shelter, and feline clinics in Hawaii, Maryland, and Virginia; teaching at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences in California as an Associate Professor (where my keen interest in animal nutrition expanded); and completing my comparative nutrition residency at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine.
I’ve entered the next chapter in my dreams as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition. My never ending curiosity drives my love of listening to, learning from, and sharing knowledge with other veterinary healthcare professionals. Now as Associate Manager of Scientific Affairs at Hill’s Pet Nutrition, I’m focused on being an integral healthcare team member along with each pet’s primary care veterinarian, veterinary nurse, and pet parent to deliver the best outcomes for pets. My nutrition consultations include specific, time-bound, measurable goals along with diagnostic and patient management and monitoring recommendations. I also provide tools veterinarians can use in their practices daily and share with all clients to help them critique the nutritional information they encounter from many sources.
I’ve always loved animals and it’s delightfully fulfilling to help pets and their families. I’m also a pet parent! I have two Brittanies, Brad and Glenn, that I compete with in American Field and AKC walking and horseback pointing dog field trials. Glenn will hopefully complete his field championship this year! My cat, Wakshlag, is probably the king of my household; he works hard to keep my dogs in line! I share pet parents’ devotion to their pets’ well-being, and their concerns about their pets’ health.”