Veterinary Economics Editorial Advisory Board member Dr. Ernie Ward owns Seaside Animal Care in Calabash, N.C., a National Practice of Excellence Award winner. Dr. Ward is the author of Creating the Veterinary Experience (E3 Management, 2000) and is a frequent speaker at veterinary conferences, including the Fetch dvm360 conferences. Dr. Ward graduated in 1992 from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. He has appeared on Animal Planet, CNN, NBC Nightly News, and numerous other TV and radio talk shows nationwide.
With increasing weight comes increased weight-related disorders, especially osteoarthritis and type 2 diabetes. It's up to veterinarians to reverse this trend and save our patients from suffering needlessly.