Morris Animal Foundation

Morris Animal Foundation is a global leader in supporting research aimed at improving the lives of companion animals and wildlife. Since our founding in 1948, the Foundation has invested more than $126 million in 2,670+ studies.

The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study is the largest and most comprehensive prospective study ever undertaken in veterinary medicine. The Study was launched in 2012, enrolled over 3,000 dogs and is funded and managed by the Morris Animal Foundation. The goal of the Study is to identify genetic, environmental and nutritional risk factors associated with development of cancer and other major diseases.

Morris Animal Foundation is committed to promoting diversity throughout the organization, its staff, Trustees and scientific advisors. Our mission:  Bridging science and resources to advance the health of animals. Diversity within our organization enhances our capacity to communicate with our stakeholders who span many ethnic, cultural and geographic groups. Diversity strengthens our organization, makes our culture more robust and allows us to serve donors and partners more effectively. 

Characteristics considered in hiring/recruiting staff, electing Trustees and selecting advisors include passion for our mission, creativity, integrity, courage and a willingness to assume responsibility. 

Recognizing diversity, Morris Animal Foundation encourages individual development and provides support and training for the attainment of each individual’s goals.