"A leading voice in veterinary medicine, technology, and animal welfare."
Here's a sampling of the exciting projects Dr. Ernie Ward is currently involved with:
Pet Obesity Prevention
Dr. Ward founded the Association for Pet Obesity and Prevention (APOP) in 2005. Since then, APOP has become the authority for tracking pet obesity prevalence in the U.S. and the most trusted resource for pet obesity information.
Veterinary innovation in technology and LIFESTYLE INITIATIVE
Dr. Ward created this exciting innovation contest to encourage technological solutions to the biggest problems animals face. Debut November 2016 with first challenges in 2017. If you'd like to learn how you can be a part of this competition as a sponsor or participant, click here.
Project 25: Pet Longevity
Dr. Ward has a bold goal for the veterinary healthcare industry: Increase the average life expectancy of dogs and cats 25% by 2025. If you'd like to learn more, click here.
PADDLE FOR PAWS:
STANDUP PADDLE BOARD (SUP) RACE
Dr. Ward founded the Paddle for Paws charity SUP race in 2013. It has expanded into three varying distance races, including "The Seadog," a unique eight-mile ocean and backwater SUP race that challenges even the most experienced paddlers. All proceeds benefit Rescue Animals Community Effort (R.A.C.E.), a North Carolina animal rescue organization that Dr. Ward serves as a Board member.