Medical, Genetic and Behavioral Risk Factors of Purebred Dogs
About the Author
Ross D. Clark, DVM, is the founder of Woodland PetCare Centers and a
co-founder of National PetCare Centers. He received his Doctor of Veterinary
Medicine degree in 1963 from Kansas State University. He was Practice
Management Editor for Veterinary Economics Magazine from 1982 until 2015.
He served as president of the Tulsa County Veterinary Medical Association,
the Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association and also as President of the
Western Veterinary Conference, the World’s largest continuing education
conference for veterinarians. American Animal Hospital Association named him Outstanding
Practitioner for the Western Region in 1987 and National Merit Award Winner in Toronto,
Ontario, Canada, in 1991. Veterinary Partners, Incorporated, an organization of veterinarians,
lawyers and accountants that do practice management consulting, recognized Dr. Clark with
their prestigious Pioneer Award at the Western Veterinary Conference in 2004. He served 2
terms as President of Kansas State University Veterinary Medical Alumni Association from
1990 to 1992 and Kansas State University named him an “Alumni Fellow” in February of 2003.
Over the past 50 years, Dr. Clark and his partners have cared for show dogs from most states
in the USA plus show dogs from Canada, Mexico and Spain.
He is the author of numerous books including, “Medical, Genetic, and Behavioral Aspects of
Purebred Cats” and the co-author of the first and second edition of “Medical and Genetic Aspects
of Purebred Dogs.” He is also author of 4 management books: first, a practice management
manual; second, “The Best of Ross Clark”; third, “Mastering the Marketplace—Taking Your
Practice to the Top”; and his latest book “Open Book Management for Veterinary Hospital
Teams.” He has toured throughout the world as a practice management lecturer and consultant.
In addition, Dr. Clark has been a Veterinary Economics “Hospital of the Year” Judge for over
28 years. Dr. Clark is currently owner and/or managing partner of 3 small animal practices
and 2 pet resorts in Oklahoma. In 2016, Dr. Clark was awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards
by Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Competition and the Kraft Oklahoma Alliance for
Animals Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award for dedication to improving The Lives of
Dr. Clark and his team have been doing Veterinary practice management consultation, seminars
and appraisals since 1981.
Ross is married to Linda Clark and they have 2 children, twins Kent and Kimberly Clark.