Dr. Cynthia Ward received her VMD and PhD degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed residency training at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania in small animal internal medicine. She was on faculty at the University of Pennsylvania until 2005 when she moved to the University of Georgia where she is currently Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine and Chief Medical Officer of the Small Animal Hospital. Dr. Ward has been honored by numerous teaching awards including the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Teaching Award, the Norden/Pfizer Distinguished Teaching Award twice, and the National SCAVMA Teaching Award. She was named a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Georgia in 2015. She has an active research program in clinical and basic endocrinology and has authored numerous journal articles, book chapters, and research abstracts. Dr. Ward is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (small animal internal medicine).