Ernie Ward, DVM

Ernie Ward's Credentials

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia

Bachelor, Darton College

About Ernie Ward

Dr. Ernie Ward is an internationally recognized award-winning veterinarian known for his work in the areas of general small animal practice, pet obesity and nutrition, life extension and longevity, practice management and leadership, and the special needs of senior dogs and cats.

He has authored three books, including “The Clean Pet Food Revolution: How Better Pet Food Will Change the World,” “Better You, Better Dog, Better Life: 30 Days to Happiness with Your Best Friend,” “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.

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. He is also a certified veterinary food therapist (CVFT), dedicated to preserving health, extending longevity, and improving quality of life through better nutrition.