American Heartworm Society Announces New Board Member

Robert W. Stannard, DVM, founder and owner of the Adobe Pet Hospital in Livermore, Calif., has been appointed to the Executive Board of the American Heartworm Society (AHS).

Stannard is a nationally recognized speaker on the subjects of zoonotic diseases, testing, parasite screening, general practice protocols and pet owner compliance. As a R.A.C.E. (Registry of Approved Continuing Education) approved speaker, Dr. Stannard leads and presents educational seminars at roundtables and veterinary meetings across the United States.

Stannard’s practice is an American Animal Hospital Association-accredited hospital and has been voted “Best of the Best” for 13 years by readers of the Tri-Valley Herald. Adobe Pet Hospital’s junior and senior wellness blood testing program and the practice were featured in the December 2006 issue of Veterinary Economics.

In addition to his work in animal health, Stannard is founder and past president of the Montair Foundation, a nonprofit educational foundation that has raised millions of dollars for public education in Danville, Calif.

Stannard is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the California Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Feline Practitioners. He received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of California at Davis in 1973.

The American Heartworm Society,, is the global resource for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heartworm disease. It was formed during the Heartworm Symposium of 1974. The American Heartworm Society stimulates and financially supports research, which furthers knowledge and understanding of the disease. Its headquarters are located in Batavia, Ill.


Lea-Ann Germinder

Eve C. Larocca
American Heartworm Society

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