M. Norris Adams rejoins the faculty team as a clinical associate professor of equine surgery
M. Norris (Norrie) Adams, DVM, Diplomate ACVS, Diplomate ACVSMR, CERP, rejoined the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center on Monday, October 3, as a clinical associate professor of equine surgery.
Adams received a bachelor of science (BS) degree from Cornell University in 1988, and a doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) in 1992 from Mississippi State University.
After receiving his DVM, Adams completed an internship at the Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center in Los Olivos, California. He then entered private equine practice and spent a year in Saratoga Springs, New York, and a year in western Pennsylvania, before completing a residency in large animal surgery at the University of Minnesota in 1998. He achieved Diplomate status through the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1999.
Adams went on to work in a horse show practice in Fairfield, Connecticut for one year before serving a two-year stint as a clinical instructor in large animal surgery at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia. In 2001, Adams moved to Middleburg, Virginia, and was an associate veterinarian and surgeon at The Middleburg Equine Clinic for a total of five years. Immediately prior to joining the Equine Medical Center in 2008, Adams worked as an associate veterinarian and surgeon at the Piedmont Equine Practice in The Plains, Virginia, from 2006 to January 2008.
During his thirteen years at the Equine Medical Center as a clinical assistant professor in equine lameness and surgery, Adams became board-certified by the American College of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2017 and became a certified equine rehabilitation practitioner in 2019.
Dedicating his talents during his time at the Equine Medical Center to the field of equine orthopedic surgery, Adams built a dedicated following amongst the local equine community, not only for his evident surgical skills but also for his warmth and charisma.
In 2021, Adams returned to private practice, joining Unionville Equine Associates, in Oxford, Pennsylvania, where he concentrated on elective surgical procedures relating to bone and joint disease.
Focusing on surgery, his passion, Adams will be one of a team of four surgical clinicians at the Center, who offer routine, emergency and specialized surgical procedures.