Our staff at North Country Veterinary Referral Center consists of some of the most highly educated and experienced Veterinary Specialists in Upstate NY, covering a broad range of medicine.
Meet the Veterinary Specialists!
Jeff Bay, DVM, DACVIM
Dr. Jeff D. Bay grew up on a farm in Colorado, and graduated veterinary school at Colorado State University. After an internship at Alameda East Veterinary Hospital in Denver (and participating in the inaugural season of Emergency Vets on Animal Planet), he completed an internal medicine residency in Missouri. Over the years, he has practiced in specialty hospitals in Massachusetts, Wisconsin, and upstate New York, and is excited to join North Country Veterinary Referral Center in its inception. He is board-certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine, and is well-versed in medical oncology, and basic medical neurology and cardiology. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his two young sons and the family pets, especially with outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and camping.
TJ Morrison, DVM, DACVIM
Tamara Baroody, DVM, IVCA
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology)
Dr. TJ Morrison is honored to provide cardiology specialty care to all animals on behalf of their human companions and referring veterinarians. The team effort, which includes the clients, their family veterinarian, fellow veterinary specialists, and Dr. Morrison, allows for the best possible cardiac care for our beloved animals. Dr. Morrison has practiced Veterinary Cardiology on the Atlantic, Pacific, and Caribbean Coasts.
Dr. Morrison received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Boston College and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. He completed his residency in Veterinary Cardiology at Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine. His training during this time focused on advanced diagnostic interpretation of electrophysiology, echocardiography, and especially minimally-invasive interventional procedures, commonly performing patent ductus arteriosus occlusions, balloon valvuloplasties and pacemaker implantation and interrogations. He obtained Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, specializing in Cardiology.
Dr. Morrison continued his practice of Veterinary Cardiology in Denver, Colorado, followed by a move to Southern California where he founded Coast to Coast Cardiology, practicing cardiology out of a variety of state-of-the-art veterinary referral hospitals. In 2013, he was appointed locum Veterinary Cardiology Clinician at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital, overseeing the Cardiology Department, instructing and teaching cardiology residents and veterinary students. His other interests include running, having successfully completed the 2012 Boston Marathon, back-country telemark skiing, having camped throughout Colorado’s 10th Mountain Division Hut system, and learning to surf and fly.
Certified in Chiropractic for Animals by the IVCA
Dr. Baroody grew up in New Jersey and had a love for animals large and small ever since she could remember. Following her passion to help animals, she studied for, and received, her Bachelor of Animal Science from the University of Vermont before continuing on to Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine where she earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. While in veterinary school, Dr. Baroody was introduced to therapeutic medicine and, after graduation, she went on to study chiropractic for animals. She received her certification from the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association. When not spending time with your beloved pet, Dr. Baroody can be found working on the farm with her husband and two children taking care of their horses, dogs and cats. Weekends will find Dr. Baroody and her family enjoying the great outdoors–camping, hiking, skiing, swimming, horseback riding and playing badminton or with a soccer ball outside in the yard.