AKC Canine Health Foundation appoints new CEO


Dr Stephanie Montgomery will serve in this position and offer her extensive background in academia and private industry

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), a non-profit organization committed to advancing the health of all dogs and their owners, has announced that Stephanie Montgomery, DVM, PhD, DACVP will be the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) starting in June.

"We are thrilled to have Dr Montgomery join the leadership team at CHF,” said Charles Garvin, MD, FACS, CHF board chairman, in an organizational release.1 “She has consistently demonstrated her belief in and dedication to CHF's mission and goals, and we know her to be highly intelligent, efficient, and effective. We are confident that bringing her talent to this position will enhance our organization as we continue to work toward improving the health of all dogs."

According to the release,1 Montgomery achieved her PhD in Microbiology & Immunology from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. She then remained in North Carolina to earn her veterinary degree and complete an anatomic pathology residency at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She is a board-certified veterinary pathologist and her research interests include infectious disease, cancer, vaccines, biodevices, and biological therapies.

Montgomery has been serving as Chair of CHF's Scientific Review Committee and on the Board of Directors. She has professional and personal interests in translating novel diagnostics and therapies to veterinary medicine and accelerating patient-based outcomes.1


AKC Canine Health Foundation welcomes Dr Stephanie Montgomery as Chief Executive Officer. News release. AKC Canine Health Foundation. May 9, 2023. Accessed May 9, 2023. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/akc-canine-health-foundation-welcomes-dr-stephanie-montgomery-as-chief-executive-officer-301819062.html

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