Debby Morehead, COO/CFO
Debby Morehead co-owns World by the Tail, Inc., and is the COO/CFO for the business. She has over 25 years of experience working in veterinary medicine and for many years helped her husband Dave, a small animal veterinarian, manage his veterinary practice.
Debby was the Associate Director of Development for the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) for ten years. While there, she coordinated major fund raising campaigns for CVMBS including the "Animals Battling Cancer" and "Paws for a Cause" national campaigns to raise awareness of cancer in companion animals. She also led the campaign to create The Path of Honor, a brick walkway of inscribed testimonials to pets and people located on the grounds of the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Fort Collins. She also worked closely with the College to offer services to nurture and strengthen Veterinary alumni relations with students and graduates.
Prior to working at CSU, Debby spent over 10 years as the publications manager for The American Animal Hospital Association. Her background in veterinary publications led her to author the children's book, A Special Place for Charlee: a Child's Companion Through Pet Loss. She is also one of the co-authors of Colorado State University's Argus Institute's Guidelines for Bond-Centered Practice.
Debby sees World by the Tail, Inc. as truly a "heartfelt" business. It is by far her most rewarding professional achievement. It brings her an overall feeling of satisfaction and pride that they have achieved and learned so much from this business. She loves the products they provide, their total commitment to their customers and staff, that they support Foothills Gateway, and that they do everything in their power to help veterinarians provide care, communication and comfort to their clients at a very sad time. In her husband's practice, she has seen firsthand how the end stages of human-animal relationships affect both families and the practice staff. Debby knows crises and loss are never easy to deal with and she wants to do her part to help those who experience this kind of stress and grief.
A graduate of Colorado State University, Morehead now lives in Loveland, Colorado with her husband Dave, who is a retired small animal veterinarian, and her dog Starling. They have two children and five grandchildren.