Dr. Ernie Ward
Ocean Isle Beach, NC
E3 Management, LLC
Dr. Ernie Ward is an internationally recognized veterinarian known for his work in the areas of general small animal practice, pet life extension and longevity, veterinary 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, two YouTube channels, including “Off Label Veterinary News,”, and popular weekly podcast, “Veterinary Viewfinder,” and is a highly sought after veterinary media expert. Dr. Ward is the creator of the global viral videos, “How Hot Does It Get in a Parked Car?” and “How Cold Does It Get in a Dog House Overnight?” that have been viewed approximately 100 million times and featured on numerous news outlets.
Dr. Ward is the founder of Seaside Animal Care, a National Practice of Excellence award-winning small animal veterinary clinic and Doggone Healthy, a practice dedicated to nutritional, behavioral and integrative care in Calabash, North Carolina. 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.
He was awarded the Speaker of the Year Award for both the North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC/VMX - Orlando) and Western Veterinary Conference (WVC - Las Vegas) and 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 has received numerous awards and designations from various veterinary medical organizations.
He created the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) 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 Barcelona, Madrid, and Grenada, Spain. He is the founder of the Project 25 Pet Life Extension and Enhancement Initiative in 2015. He has also completed multiple Ironman triathlons and has been a certified personal trainer and USA Triathlon accredited coach. He ran for North Carolina state senate in 2014. He lives on a small North Carolina barrier island with his wife of over 24 years (the couple began dating in February 1986 as college freshmen), two teenaged daughters, two dogs, a cat, and far too many surfboards (over 20 at last count).
Topic #1: Personal Wellness - Daily Rituals to Tilt toward Optimism
Description: Simple steps and daily rituals anyone can take to improve health, enhance enthusiasm, and perform better in the classroom or exam room.
Topic #2: Creativity and Leadership
Description: Developing your leadership skills, working within clinic teams, planning your future, remaining intellectually curious and avoiding burnout through creative endeavors.
Topic #3: Pet Obesity - Pathophysiology and Practical Solutions
Description: The #1 health threat our patients face -- and a disease you're not taught much about in veterinary school!
Speaker Fees: honorarium + travel costs (please contact for additional information)