Dr. Larry Hawk
EVP, Hospital Operations and Partnerships
Dr. Larry Hawk has more than forty years of experience in veterinary practice and veterinary management. He began his career at Michigan State University, where he received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1978. After graduation, he joined a small animal practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he helped to design and build an award-winning animal hospital. He further developed his medical and management skills when he continued his career as Director of Marketing at Hill’s Pet Nutrition, President of PetSmart Veterinary Services and PetSmart Charities, President and CEO of the ASPCA in New York, and finally the President and CEO of the MSPCA-Angell in Boston. In 2007, he brought all of his unique skills and career history to fruition as the owner of Commonwealth Veterinary Hospital where he brought digital radiography, advanced dentistry, endoscopy, and stem cell therapy to CVH. Larry’s professional interests include oral surgery, oral healthcare, laser surgery, laser light therapy, and senior patient advocacy and care. He has served on numerous boards, including the World Society for the Protection of Animals, and has an MBA from Northeastern University. In his free time, he enjoys flying airplanes and spending time with his grandchildren and extended family.