10 May 2016

PetSmart Charities Names President to Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of PetSmart Charities® announced that it has appointed Dr. David Haworth, DVM, Ph.D., as its new President.

Dr. Haworth has more than 15 years of experience in the animal health industry.

Steve Marton, Chairman of PetSmart Charities’ Board of Directors, said in the release, “David has extensive medical, philanthropic and business experience in the animal welfare field, making him uniquely qualified to lead PetSmart Charities in its next phase of growth. He has a true passion for our mission to end pet homelessness and support pet families. We are confident that David will help PetSmart Charities become a stronger, more effective and efficient organization.”

Haworth joins PetSmart Charities from the Morris Animal Foundation in Denver, Colorado, where he most recently served as the President and CEO. He has been Chair of the Human-Animal Bond Research Initiative’s (HABRI) Research Working Group since 2010, and will continue in that role.

“I am excited to join this important organization, with its strong purpose and a committed group of associates. PetSmart Charities is an industry leader in pet philanthropy, and I look forward to working closely with the team, as well as its network of animal welfare organizations and not-for-profit partners, to execute PetSmart Charities’ reinvigorated strategy and build upon its significant success to date,” Haworth said.

Previously, Dr. Haworth spent eleven years with Pfizer’s Animal Health business. He earned his veterinary degree as well as a Ph.D. in reproductive physiology from Colorado State University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Animal Cancer Center.

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