Dr. Nita Laucher grew up in the shadows of the Wasatch Mountains in Northern Utah. She had an early passion for doctoring injured animals, leading her to a volunteer job with a local veterinarian at the age of ten. Since then (over 50 years now!) she has been studying and working in veterinary medicine.
Dr. Laucher’s undergraduate studies at Northern Arizona University and Colorado State University led to early admission to CSU’s School of Veterinary Medicine. She earned a BS in Veterinary Science after her first year of veterinary school, and was awarded her DVM degree in January 1981. Upon graduation she moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, completing an Equine Externship at Arizona Animal Hospital in Phoenix and then joining their staff as an Associate Veterinarian. She also worked at the newly-formed Emergency Animal Hospital in Scottsdale.
After Nita’s husband J. Dan Morris, MD completed his Family Practice residency training in Scottsdale, the couple settled in Prescott where they made their home and raised their family. Dr. Morris has his medical practice in Prescott Valley where he has served that community for 35 years. In addition to starting a local veterinary house calls practice that is still in operation today, Dr. Laucher has been a staff veterinarian at several different veterinary practices in the Tri-City Area. Nita has been active in the community, especially in education, and is a founding member of Skyview School and a former board member of the Highlands Center for Natural History. She has also taught Animal Biology at the post-secondary level.
Outside of work, Nita and her husband enjoy hiking, bicycling, backpacking, gardening, dog walking, stargazing – anything that gets them outdoors, especially with their really great dog Charley.