Dr. Wendy Simpson is the owner and primary veterinarian of Morrisville Cat Hospital in Morrisville, NC. She has been a feline practitioner since 1997. She received her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Virginia Tech. In 1995, Dr. Simpson graduated from North Carolina State University with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and then she completed an internship at Auburn University in small animal medicine and surgery. Following the internship, Dr. Simpson worked in mixed small animal practice for one year before entering feline only practice.
Dr. Simpson is a passionate feline practitioner who feels that there is a much better way of handling cats in a veterinary setting. Her clinic is certified by the AAFP as a Gold Level Cat Friendly Practice. She is an adjunct assistant professor at NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine and regularly lectures on feline-friendly handling techniques to students. Dr. Simpson has also given lectures to veterinary technicians and she has been an invited speaker at the North Carolina Veterinary Conference. Dr. Simpson is dedicated to providing compassionate and gentle handling techniques which she believes have resulted in better veterinary care for her patients.
Dr. Simpson is also very passionate about feline pain management. She has been involved in many studies on feline osteoarthritis with the Integrated Pain Management Service at NCSU and has coauthored several papers. Dr. Simpson also made significant authorship contributions to the AAHA Pain Management Guidelines that will be released later this year.
Dr. Simpson is married to Dr. Mat Gerard, a large animal surgeon and anatomy instructor at NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine. They have two elderly cats and two feral outside cats that are part of the family. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, sailing, and cooking!!!