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Compassion-First Pet Hospitals Welcomes Dr. Elizabeth Lund

Nov 13, 2019

TINTON FALLS, N.J. – Compassion-First Pet Hospitals, a family of well-known and respected specialty and emergency veterinary hospitals across the United States, announced today that Elizabeth Lund, DVM, MPH, PhD, has joined the Compassion-First team as Vice President of Veterinary Informatics.

“Elizabeth is one of the most respected scientific and medical affairs professionals in the industry. With more than 25 years behind her, she is known for her ability to develop and foster high-performing research teams,” shared John Payne, President, CEO and Chairman of the Board for Compassion-First Pet Hospitals. “She is a true driver of improving patient outcomes through research and concrete data. She is a very welcomed addition to the Compassion-First family.”

Dr. Lund will be responsible for elevating and challenging Compassion-First’s digital health data strategy. In addition, Dr. Lund will apply her vast background in clinical trial research to help further evolve Compassion-First Pet Hospitals’ clinical trial efforts.

Dr. Lund joins Compassion-First after serving as president and CEO of DataDogs, LLC, a big data and research consulting company. She spent 11 years as the senior director of research at Banfield, where she led the team to establish and launch the award-winning State of Pet Health report. Professional experience in academia and public health will also be an asset in her new role.

Dr. Lund is an avid writer and industry speaker who has authored over 40 peer-reviewed articles and provided chapter content for five published veterinary reference books.

“Throughout my career, I’ve had many interesting opportunities to help medical professionals solve formidable challenges, drive strategies and capitalize on new opportunities,” says Dr. Lund. “I am thrilled to apply this knowledge with Compassion-First by leveraging scientific data to improve patient outcomes and accelerate innovation.”

Dr. Lund holds a PhD in Epidemiology and Informatics as well as a Master’s of Public Health (MPH), both from the University of Minnesota. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and her Bachelor of Science in Physiology from Michigan State University.

Compassion-First Pet Hospitals is currently one of the fastest-growing specialty and emergency care families of hospitals in the nation. To learn more about Compassion-First Pet Hospitals, visit

About Compassion-First Pet Hospitals 

Compassion-First Pet Hospitals is a family of specialty and emergency veterinary hospitals throughout the United States, dedicated to changing the veterinary landscape and elevating patient outcomes. Founded in 2014, Compassion-First Pet Hospitals places priority on local care with national support by partnering with more than 9,700 referral partners. Today, the family of nearly 50 hospitals across 14 states has approximately 3,000 professionals, with over 600 veterinarians providing care across a wide range of medical disciplines. For more information, visit Join us on Facebook, on Twitter, on LinkedIn and Instagram.


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