Dr. Richard Bradley
Founder of the Veterinary Surgical Referral Practice now the Veterinary Referral Center
Dr. Bradley’s veterinary career started at Texas A&M where he received his DVM degree in 1973. After a great three years working as a veterinarian at Fort Eustis, VA acquiring practical experience, Dr. Bradley went on to complete a one-year rotating internship at Iowa State University and a three-year surgical residency at Colorado State University. The surgical residency program at CSU is considered one of the best in the country. He also completed a Master’s of Science degree while at CSU.
After completing his residency, Dr. Bradley was fortunate to lead a soft tissue surgical team at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City. The two years at AMC provided him valuable experience in a variety of complicated surgical cases. Dr. Bradley successfully completed the requirements and passed the College of Veterinary Surgeons boards in 1982. He is trained as a general small animal surgeon with a special interest in orthopedics, oncology, and neurosurgery.
In August of 1985, Dr. Bradley left the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, where he was an Associate Professor and Coordinator of Small Animal Surgery to start the Veterinary Surgical Referral Practice (VSRP) of Northern Virginia in Manassas, Virginia. VSRP started its first year with one Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) in a rented space. Now the Surgical Division of the Veterinary Referral Center has grown to more than 20 employees and nin LVTs. The Surgical Division of the Veterinary Referral Center is a referral-only surgical practice that serves Northern Virginia. The Surgical Division is combined with the Internal Medicine Division, and the Emergency Division as the Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia.
Though retired from competitive agility, he is a great fan and appreciates working with the agility clients and their working dogs here in Northern Virginia.
His love of caring for animals and applying his surgical skills makes his life’s work very fulfilling.
Dr. Bradley spends his spare time traveling with his wife, Leslie, to beautiful St. George, Utah where he enjoys visiting his family of five children, 18 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.
Dr. Bradley is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. The ACVS was founded in 1965 and has defined the high standards of veterinary surgery ever since. All ACVS members have fulfilled stringent requirements in order to obtain the specialist title of Diplomate.
Like Dr. Bradley, many Diplomates are involved in referral practices across the nation. These Diplomates accept cases on a strictly referral basis. They become an integral part of your healthcare team by helping primary care veterinarians manage the most difficult and demanding procedures.
Many of the remaining Diplomates are involved in universities and industry teaching, conducting research, and developing new treatments to advance the quality of healthcare for your pet.
No matter where their interests lie, all these Diplomates are dedicated to the veterinary profession and to the care of your pet.
Dr. Ethan Morris, DVM
Director and Owner of VSRP
Dr. Ethan Morris was born and raised in Lyndhurst, Ohio which is a northeastern suburb of Cleveland. He is the third son of a family of four boys. After finishing high school at University School in Cleveland in 1989, he attended Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. While attending Tulane he worked at the Audubon Zoo. It was that experience that reinforced his enthusiasm for a career in veterinary medicine. At Tulane he received a Bachelor of Arts in Classical History and a minor in Biology. After graduating Tulane in 1993 he attended Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine.
As a veterinary student at Tufts he was exposed to many facets of veterinary medicine. He worked at the school pig farm and worked in the Small Animal Intensive Care Unit as a technician. After graduating from Tufts in 1997, he was accepted for a one-year Small Animal Surgery/Medicine/Emergency Internship at the Darien Animal Hospital in Darien Connecticut. After successfully completing the internship he was accepted for a three-year surgical residency at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Teaching Hospital. During his time at the University of Minnesota he was trained in orthopedic, neurological, and soft tissue surgeries.
He published one of the first peer-reviewed papers on tibial plateau angles in dogs, Comparison of Tibial Plateau Angle in Dogs with and without Cranial Cruciate Injuries (Journal of Veterinary Medicine Volume 218, No.3, February 1, 2001). After successfully finishing his surgical residency in July 2001, he accepted a job with Dr. Bradley at the Veterinary Surgical Referral Practice in Manassas, VA. Since joining the VSRP, he has become partners with Dr. Bradley. In 2007, Dr. Morris and Dr. Bradley also partnered to open the Prince William Emergency Veterinary Clinic (PWEVC). Dr. Smith joined the PWEVC partnership in 2012-2013.
Dr. Morris has special interests in cranial cruciate injuries, thoracic surgery, and juvenile hip dysplasia. He regularly attends veterinary continuing education conferences.
Dr. Morris lives in Warrenton, VA with his wife Carla and three children Cameron, Sawyer, and Eli, and their yellow Labrador Mac, and German Shepherd Ezra. He enjoys spending time with his family, driving his classic car, and playing golf during his free time.