Grete Eide, Chief Canine Care Officer

Grete is Chief Canine Care Officer of the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind and America’s VetDogs. She earned her BS in Biological Sciences with a concentration in animal anatomy and physiology from Cornell University. She also studied in the PhD program in Physical Anthropology with a focus on primate ecomorphology at Stony Brook University. 

At the Guide Dog Foundation, Grete leads the breeding, veterinary services, volunteer services, canine care, and the consumer services team. She plays an active role in Assistance Dogs International, having served as a founding member of ADI’s North American Breeding Cooperative and currently as an international accreditor. She is an instructor in the School of Professional Studies and Young Visionaries Academy at LIU. 

Grete’s passion for dogs started at the ripe old age of 2, in the company of a short-haired dachshund named “Max”.  That passion has continued throughout her life and she had the great fortune to join the Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs team in 1997.

Grete shares her home with a menagerie of dogs, cats, chickens, honeybees, and one very patient spouse!