Meet Our Team
Dr. Kent Morley – Calgary Veterinarian
Dr. Kent Morley grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan. He always knew he wanted to be a veterinarian and was interested in the biological sciences from the age of seven. This led him to pursue his dream at the University of Saskatchewan before graduating from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997, where he met his wife, Dr. Lia Morley. Upon graduation, he briefly worked in Red Deer before coming to NE Calgary’s Properties Animal Clinic in the Fall of 1997. He became a partner in 2001 and sole owner of the practice in 2006. Dr. Morley is now a well-known veterinarian in Calgary, interested in diagnostic imaging, dentistry, general surgery and endoscopy. Outside of referral centres, he is one of the only veterinarians in Calgary to perform laparoscopic liver biopsies. To keep current with the advances in medicine, he regularly attends professional conferences to improve his medical and surgical skills. When not wearing his Calgary veterinarian hat, Dr. Morley enjoys playing hockey, snowboarding, coaching little league baseball and hockey, camping and photography.
Dr. Lia Morley – Calgary Veterinarian
Dr. Lia Morley grew up in Grande Prairie, Alberta where she too knew by a young age she wanted to be a veterinarian. She moved to Edmonton to obtain her Bachelors of Science in Zoology from the University of Alberta before attending the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and graduating in 1997. After graduation, Dr. Lia Morley went on to do an internship in equine medicine and surgery in Snohomish, Washington. She returned to Calgary where she married Dr. Kent Morley. She practiced both equine and small animal medicine and surgery before having two wonderful boys. She now takes care of the Morley clan and fills in as relief for Kent. She enjoys horseback riding, scrapbooking and baking.
As you would expect of these two passionate Calgary veterinarians, Lia and Kent are the loyal servants of several happy “beasties”. Elmo and Bean, who passed away in 2012 and 2013, and two new members of the clan who joined them in September 2012. A client found a pair of 2-week old kittens on the roof of her house and it took two full trucks of firemen to rescue them. Thank you Calgary Fire Department!
After bringing them into the Properties Animal Clinic, Lia spent the next few weeks bottle-feeding them. Although the Morleys quickly fell in love with them, it was left up to Bean to choose whether or not they could stay. At eighteen years old, she had earned the right to decide. At first, she looked at them with contempt and the occasional hiss. Finally one day, she jumped onto the couch where they were, started to groom them and then snuggled in for a nap. Marshmallow and Miss Mew are now officially part of the Morley family.
Shannon – Properties Animal Clinic AHT
Shannon is the Properties Animal Clinic AHT (Animal Health Technologist), certified by the CVMA (Canadian Veterinary Medical Association). She graduated from NAIT (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology) in 2009 from the Animal Health Technology program. She grew up on farm in Mayerthorpe, Alberta, which sparked her love for animals. Shannon has a fondness for small animals and feels right at home with the friendly staff and family atmosphere of Properties Animal Clinic. When she’s not working she enjoys hiking, camping, quading and playing softball. She lives in Calgary with her longhaired miniature dachshund, Ariel.