Dr. Morton's professional life is
based upon a commitment to education, technology, service and ethics
guided by a strong passion for people and animals. He grew up in a dairy
community and became a veterinarian to practice dairy medicine. He
received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1990 from Texas A&M
University. After a year of practicing dairy medicine, he found himself
in Dallas where his wife, Becky, was in dental school.
There being no dairies in Dallas, Tim rekindled his veterinary school
enthusiasm in small animal medicine He joined MRSW, Inc.,
one of veterinary medicine�s first corporate practices and shortly
thereafter became the first District Manager for PetSmart Veterinary
Services where he managed several veterinary practices in Texas and New
Mexico. After five years with MRSW, Dr. Morton knew he
needed more tools to better perform in an expanding veterinary
profession. He decided law school would provide many of those tools and
received his law degree from SMU in 1999.
Following law school, Tim and business partner and wife, Dr. Becky
Morton, took their interest in business and passion for their
professions into private practice. They saw great
opportunity in East Fort Worth. In order to take advantage of
technology, economies of scale and medical collaboration, and to enhance
the quality of medicine and service, they purchased and merged four East
Side veterinary practices, Handley Animal Hospital, Woodhaven Pet
Clinic, Oakhaven Pet Clinic and Zahn Pet Clinic. The result is Family
PetCare. At the same time, Becky started her Dental practice
inside the Family PetCare building.
Dr. Morton currently practices both law and veterinary medicine. He
practices business and veterinary law at his office inside the Family
PetCare building which allows him to switch hats throughout the day.
Dr. Morton's veterinary interests include vigilant attention to
patient comfort and wellbeing, providing technology, training and
support to Family PetCare's terrific staff and providing
spay/neuter/health services to established rescue groups.
Tim and Becky are big believers in East Fort Worth as a great place to
both work and play. They moved their family here several years ago
and preach the appeal of East Fort Worth to all who will listen.
Becky sold her dental practice in 2005 to spend more time developing
their other business interests and to dedicate more time to their
daughter, Sarah, and son, Joshua. They have a host of pets including
birds, reptiles, dogs and cats as well as being self-appointed
protectors of wildlife, and their habitats, in and around East Fort