Leading the Future of Animal Welfare
This is my personal blog where I share about my experiences in animal welfare, the people I meet and what I am learning. I hope you will join the conversation.
Gary Weitzman, DVM, is the president of San Diego Humane Society, one of San Diego’s oldest non-profit organizations. He joined San Diego Humane Society in May 2012 and has nearly 30 years of animal welfare experience. As a licensed veterinarian and seasoned animal welfare expert, Gary has made it his mission to make San Diego a model city by inspiring compassion to create a more humane world. This lofty aspiration requires focus on important topics that impact animal welfare and that make a difference in our animal-loving community.
Gary Weitzman joined San Diego Humane Society as its President and CEO in 2012. A Certified Animal Welfare Administrator, he recently served as Chair of the Board of the Association for Animal Welfare Advancement and is a board member of Shelter Animals Count, and serves on the board of Mama’s Kitchen, a San Diego nonprofit committed to providing food for people with chronic illnesses. An Air Force veteran, he earned a double BA in Biology and English from Colby College, a master’s in International Public Health from Boston University and his DVM from Tufts’ Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Weitzman was the former co-host of the nationally distributed public radio program “The Animal House,” and is the author of eight books published by National Geographic: “Everything Dogs,” “How to Speak Dog,” “How to Speak Cat” and “The Complete Guide to Pet Health, Behavior, and Happiness.” His latest books from National Geographic Kids are National Geographic’s “Dog Breed Guide” and “Cat Breed Guide,” which were released in September 2019. Two upcoming books on dog and cat behavior will be published in the winter of 2020.
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