Rod Jouppi, DVM, owned a private veterinary practice Walden Animal Hospital from 1979 to 2015 with a strong focus on companion animals. Since 2008, Rod is the University Veterinarian and Director of the Animal Research Facility at Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario. For the last 20 years, has been the founder/president of Wild at Heart – A Canadian charity that rehabilitates wild animals.
He has been involved with many boards and committees in animal welfare (including the WSAVA, AAHA, President, Human Animal Bond Association). He lectures on animal welfare internationally. He is also a Board member of the Society of Veterinary Medical Ethics.