Lorna Grande, DVM
VETERINARY ADVISER

Dr Lorna Grande is the Program Director of Education and Outreach for HSVMA and oversees the HSVMA continuing education webinar series. She is a graduate of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine.

During her time at Tufts she led a dozen veterinary students in establishing a first-in-the-nation alternative to terminal surgery laboratory, resulting in Tufts adoption of humane alternatives to replace the traditional. For this achievement, Dr Grande was awarded the Irma E. Baron Memorial Award for Humanitarianism and Compassion from the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine.

She began her career working in animal shelters as a teenager and has been affiliated with shelters ever since from creating one of the first in-house shelter spay/neuter programs to serving many years on the Board of Directors of both Open Admission and Limited Admission animal shelters.

In 2001 Dr Grande founded HAVEN: Human/Animal Violence Education Network. HAVEN is a multidisciplinary group of Berkshire County (Massachusetts) professionals who work to raise awareness about the connection between animal cruelty/neglect and violence/family dynamics.

For many years, Dr. Grande was a faculty member in the Veterinary and Animal Sciences Department at UMASS/Amherst where she taught animal welfare.

Dr Grande is the author of www.PupQuest.org, an educational website created to guide consumers on where to get a dog and where NOT to get a dog.  PupQuest outlines often overlooked steps to finding a healthy, well socialized puppy from a reputable source.