M. Norris Adams, DVM, Diplomate ACVS, Diplomate ACVSMR, CERP

Clinical Assistant Professor in Equine Lameness & Surgery

Dr. Adams is a clinical assistant professor in equine lameness and surgery. He received a bachelor of science from Cornell University in 1988, and a doctor of veterinary medicine in 1992 from Mississippi State University.

After receiving his DVM, Dr. 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.

Dr. Adams then worked 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, Norris moved to Middleburg, Virginia, and was an associate veterinarian and surgeon at The Middleburg Equine Clinic for five years. Immediately prior to joining EMC, Dr. Adams worked as an associate veterinarian and surgeon at the Piedmont Equine Practice in The Plains, Virginia, from 2006 to January 2008.

Adams was board certified by the American College of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2017. In 2019, he became a certified equine rehabilitation practitioner.

Dr. Adams' expertise includes lameness, imaging, and orthopedics.