From Westpoint to Denver: Erin Searfoss
Erin Searfoss, the senior project manager for Morris Animal Foundation’s Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, was looking for a way to give back when she joined the team.
After serving in the U.S. Army as an engineer officer for more than six years, Erin was working as a veterinary technician in a small mixed-animal practice in rural Larkspur, Colorado. Although the job was fulfilling, she felt something was still missing—until a “golden” opportunity at Morris Animal Foundation came available.
Her primary role with the project is the day-to-day management, monitoring and marketing of the study and coordination with the contract research organization. This is no small feat considering it is the largest and longest study every conducted in veterinary medicine. The $25 million project is scheduled to last 10 to 14 years—not bad for job security.
Erin is a U.S. Military Academy (West Point) alumnus. She lives with her husband, Christopher, two horses (Zeben and Rio) and two mixed-breed rescue dogs (Sienna and Cayenne). When asked what the study means to her the answer is simple: “It means being a part of something bigger than me.”
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