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Dr. Annie Harvilicz

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Dr. Annie Harvilicz
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BornAnnie Marie Harvilicz
June 29
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
🏡 ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
🏳️ NationalityU.S. Citizen
🎓 Alma materCollege of William & Mary
Virginia–Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
💼 Occupation
Animal Wellness Centers, animal advocacy, coronavirus and dogs
🌐 Websiteanimalwellnesscenters.com

Annie Harvilicz DVM CVA (/hɑːrˈvɪlɪs/ har-VIL-iss) is a veterinarian and an activist for the animal rights and animal welfare movement. She is the founder and chief medical officer of Animal Wellness Centers, a veterinary hospital in Marina Del Rey, California.[1][2]

She has authored several studies on evolutionary genetics and biology including "Species-specific impacts of grazing amphipods in an eelgrass-bed community,"[3] which contributed to understanding the root causes of deterioration of the Chesapeake Bay. Dr. Annie is certified in veterinary acupuncture[4] and practices integrative medicine on animals.[5][6] In 2012, she conducted an unpublished study using an animal's own blood to harvest iPSCs (induced pluripotent stem cells) to treat cancer. Dr. Annie has appeared on The Pet Collective and in other various media as an expert on animal health issues[7][8][9][10] and the veterinary industry.[11]

Dr. Annie graduated with High Honors in Biology from The College of William & Mary in Virginia. She received her D.V.M. degree from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine where she served as president of the school’s chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association, and her CVA from the Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine. She has been licensed to practice veterinary medicine in California, New York, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

The Animal Wellness Foundation[edit]

The Animal Wellness Foundation is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization, founded by Dr. Annie, which focuses on strengthening the human-animal bond. One core focus of the foundation is to provide a "last resort" when a low-income family or a kill-shelter is forced to euthanize an otherwise adoptable animal. The Animal Wellness Foundation has rescued hundreds of pets from kill-shelters in and around Los Angeles successfully placing them in "forever homes" across the country.[12][13]

The Animal Wellness Foundation works with many other organizations to promote animal welfare including American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Humane Society of the United States, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Beagle Freedom Project, Lu Parker Project, Much Love, Take Me Home, and Kitten Rescue.

In 2014, the Animal Wellness Foundation partnered with Explore, a multimedia subsidiary of the Annenberg Foundation, that documents leaders around the world who have devoted their lives to extraordinary causes. One aspect of the partnership is a live stream of Animal Wellness Foundation animals available for adoption and educational videos hosted by Dr. Annie and broadcast on Explore's website.[14]


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  6. Mott, Alexandria. "Dog's-eye view at new Animal Wellness Centers in Santa Monica". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on November 4, 2012. Retrieved February 17, 2010. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  7. Costa, Adrianna. "Dr. Annie's Tips for Dog Owners". Extra, Warner Brothers. Archived from the original on June 29, 2011. Retrieved June 24, 2011. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  8. Winter, Mark. "Pet Life Radio". Archived from the original (Podcast) on February 3, 2012. Retrieved January 4, 2012. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  9. Bojiuc, Marisa. "Exercise For You And Your Dog". Animal Wellness Magazine. Archived from the original on May 12, 2014. Retrieved April 22, 2014. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  10. "Massage For Your Cat". Feline Wellness. Archived from the original on March 16, 2014. Retrieved May 11, 2014. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  11. MacGillis, Alec. "Gender gap dogs nation's vet schools". Baltimore Sun. Archived from the original on 2012-09-29. Retrieved December 31, 2001. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  12. Baldonado, Kim. "Dog Rescued From Coyote's Mouth Now Up For Adoption". News, NBC4 Southern California. Archived from the original on July 4, 2015. Retrieved February 12, 2015. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  13. Gunther M. The return of Wayne Pacelle. Nonprofit Chronicles. July 19, 2018. Accessed September 2, 2020.
  14. Demuro, Rich. "Live streaming animal cams surge in popularity". News, FOX4 Kansas City. Archived from the original on March 26, 2017. Retrieved March 24, 2017. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)

See also[edit]

  • List of veterinarians

External links[edit]

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