Interlinking Circles of Life Bring New Journeys
Life is a circle, and the end of one journey can be the beginning of the next. Morris Animal Foundation is excited to welcome Dr. Diane Brown into the family as the Foundation’s new chief scientific officer.
Dr. Brown’s life in many ways is a path that follows interlinking circles. She began her veterinary career after graduating from Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Now she has returned to the state after holding a research and teaching position at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Early in Dr. Brown’s career, she served as associate veterinarian at Raritan Hospital for Animals in Edison, New Jersey. This hospital was established in 1929 by the late Dr. Mark Morris Sr., a Colorado native who later founded Morris Animal Foundation. It was at Raritan Animal Hospital that Dr. Brown first had the opportunity to provide care to puppies in training to become service dogs.
As part of her new role at Morris Animal Foundation, Dr. Brown oversees the largest longitudinal canine lifetime health study to date, the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study. This study is designed to gain insight into canine cancer and other diseases.
Golden Retrievers hold a special place in Dr. Brown’s heart. In addition to her early work with service dogs, a very special Golden Retriever service dog named Weiss assisted Dr. Brown as she recovered from a stroke sustained in a car accident. When Weiss later developed cancer, he was treated at Colorado State University’s veterinary school and was able to return to work and to lead a full life.
Weiss and many other dogs have given back to humanity in so many ways. Now it is our turn to link another circle and give back: Help Dr. Brown and Morris Animal Foundation by participating in the fight against canine cancer.
To learn more about Morris Animal Foundation and our other programs please visit morrisanimalfoundation.org.