Dr. Ernie Ward is an internationally recognized veterinarian known for his work in the areas of general small animal practice, life extension and longevity, practice management and leadership, long-term medication monitoring, special needs of senior dogs and cats and pet obesity. He has authored three books, including “Chow Hounds: Why Our Dogs Are Getting Fatter.” Dr. Ward has been a frequent guest on television programs and served as the resident veterinarian for the “Rachael Ray Show” from 2007 until 2014. He has over 100,000 followers on Facebook, and serves over 20,000 on his Twitter accounts, YouTube vlog, and popular podcast, Veterinary Viewfinder (iTunes, Android, Stitcher, TuneIn), authors "The Vet Is In" monthly column for Dogster Magazine, and is a highly sought after veterinary media expert.
He also owns an international veterinary consultancy, E3 Management, LLC. Dr. Ward has authored and been featured in more than 100 practice management and peer-reviewed medical journal articles in 11 countries, co-authored the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Weight Management Guidelines, co-authored the peer-reviewed Veterinary Clinics of North America Small Animal Obesity textbook, and is a 1992 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Ward has spoken at every major North American veterinary conference as well as throughout Europe, South America, and Asia and has been a guest lecturer at most U.S. veterinary schools.
He created the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention in 2005 and is a Founding Member of VetPartners Practice Management Organization and the International Veterinary Senior Care Society. He serves as a Scientific Committee Chairperson (2016- ) and Practice Management Chairperson (2012- ) for the Southern European Veterinary Conference (SEVC) held in Spain. He serves on the Advisory Board for The North American Veterinary Community magazine, "Today's Veterinary Business."
Wednesday, March 7
8:00 AM – 8:50 AM