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Dr. Gary Weitzman

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President and Chief Executive Off...

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San Diego Humane Society
5500 Gaines Street
San Diego , California 92110
United States

Company Description: Serving San Diego County since 1880, the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA provides vital services to animals and people alike through sheltering and adopting...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • DVM
  • MPH
  • D.V.M.
  • M.P.H.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
    Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine
  • B.A. degree , Biology and English
    Colby College
  • Masters , Public Health degree in International Health
    Boston University's School of Public Health
  • DVM slide
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Board of Directors - Society of Animal Welfare Administrators (SAWA) | Surprise, AZ, 3 Sept 2015 [cached]
Gary Weitzman, DVM, MPH, CAWA, Treasurer President & CEO San Diego Humane Society & SPCA
Leadership Team and Board: San Diego Humane Society and SPCA - San Diego Humane Society and SPCA, 23 Aug 2015 [cached]
Dr Gary Weitzman, DVM
Gary Weitzman, DVM, MPH, CAWA President and CEO
Gary is top dog at this animal-loving organization. He is a seasoned animal welfare professional with more than 20 years of experience, and he is a licensed veterinarian, so he speaks dog and cat too!
Cats are very independent, and so ..., 20 April 2015 [cached]
Cats are very independent, and so they are easily misunderstood, says Dr. Gary Weitzman, president and CEO of the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA and author of the new National Geographic book "How to Speak Cat. He aims to unravel the mystery by helping people discern what cats are trying to convey.
Crafty kitties can make 16 different meow sounds and usually only unleash them when people are around, he said.
A slow blink from a feline, for example, is like a wink between friends, Weitzman said.
"Blinking is like a kitty kiss," he said. And extending their tails straight up equates to a human handshake, he said.
If a cat's ears are flat, don't get close because it's scared or facing a fight, Weitzman said.
Current News: San Diego Humane Society and SPCA - San Diego Humane Society and SPCA [cached]
Dr. Gary Weitzman Recognized as "Most Admired CEO" by San Diego Business Journal
No Question Pets Can Communicate: San Diego Animal Expert | LocGrab, 14 Jan 2014 [cached]
Dr. Gary Weitzman, president of the San Diego Humane Society and former CEO of the Washington Animal Rescue League, has worked with tens of thousands of stray dogs over the last quarter century and says there is no question that pets and people communicate, but some are getting more out of it than others.
"Dogs want to be with us and they want to do the right thing. Nothing is ever done by a dog for spite or revenge. That's a human quality. Dogs just want to please us," Weitzman said.
In the exam room, Weitzman will often get on the floor with a dog to reduce any threats.
Their inherent ability to read facial expressions is a whole lot better than ours," Weitzman said.
The other dog in the Leifer-Nau house is Oakley, a border collie mix the family rescued 13 years ago this month. He goes to the door and literally talks dog when he wants out, Leifer-Nau said.
You have to make sure a dog can hear when you talk, Weitzman said. Some dogs are born deaf or go deaf with age. Long ears make hearing more of a chore. Those dogs also don't have the ability to talk with their ears because they can't prick them, cock them or pin them back.
"Every once in a while, a dog will come along that just seems to `get' you. You think it even reads your mind," Weitzman said.
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