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Meet the Georgetown Dolphin Trainer Turned Iditarod Vet

General   •   December 19, 2019

As the plane took off from Finger Lake, Alaska—a remote checkpoint along the 26-stop Iditarod route—Dr. Lee Morgan stood in three feet of snow, suddenly feeling in over his head. He’d been selected to examine the dogs as they came through the checkpoint, just one chapter in a fascinating career working with animals that has culminated in Georgetown.

In this week’s byGeorge blog, the owner of Georgetown Veterinary Hospital (2916 M St NW) shares his early dreams of being the next Jacques Cousteau, the best advice he’s ever received, and his unique experiences working as an amusement park dolphin trainer, to National Geographic’s poison arrow frog vet.

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