Andrew Rowan | Centre for Veterinary Education

Andrew Rowan

Currently President and Chief Program Officer for WellBeing International (Potomac, Maryland), Andrew has served in numerous board, advisory and consultative roles for government bodies (eg NIH, NIEHS, ILAR), private corporations (eg Shell, Iams) and non-profits. Before WellBeing International, Andrew was the Chief Scientific Officer of the Humane Society of the United States and CEO of Humane Society International.  Before his stint with the HSUS, he was the founder and director of the Tufts University Center for Animals and Public Policy and started the first graduate degree program in animal policy (1995). He was the founding editor of Anthrozoos. He is the recipient of a Rhodes Scholarship (1968), the Russell and Burch award (1996) for his advancement of alternatives to animal testing, and a number of other awards for his work in international animal protection, animal population management and veterinary ethics. Dr. Rowan has authored and co-authored many books on animals used in research and alternatives, wildlife conservation, and companion animal management and population control. He was born in Zimbabwe and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. He received a BSc (1968) from Cape Town University and an M.A.(oxon) and D.Phil (1975 – biochemistry) from Oxford University.