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Cynthia Ward, VMD, PhD, DACVIM SAIM


Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Small Animal Internal Medicine, 1996


  • Residency in Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 1995
  • Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris, University of Pennsylvania, 1987
  • Bachelor of Arts, Bryn Mawr College, 1982

Current Professional Activities

  • Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Georgia
  • Founder and Director of the Veterinary Diabetes Clinic, University of Georgia

Past Professional Activities

  • Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

  • National SAVMA Teaching Award
  • Pfizer Distinguished Teaching Award
  • University of Georgia Teaching Academy


  • AAFP
  • Society for Comparative Endocrinology

Current Research/Clinical Interests

  • Endocrinology, especially thyroid diseases and diabetes mellitus


  • Married to a very handsome husband, Chris, for over 30 years
  • Mom to two surprising and incredible boys: Nathan aged 18 and Matthew aged 25
  • Mom to Sebastian, a 10-year-old German Wirehaired Pointer - my running buddy and Jasper, an 8-year-old Jack Russell mix rescue, and Steve a 19-year-old ex-Philadelphia street cat who is hyperthyroid!


  • Running
  • Playing the harp
  • Baking

Favorite Book or Movie

  • Books - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Persuasian
  • Movie - Steel Magnolias

Favorite Quote

  • The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it. - Thoreau

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