Ark Sciences is a social entrepreneurship venture. We believe in combining social impact and investor returns. Ark Sciences' goal is to dramatically reduce pet euthanasia in the US, help control roaming dog populations globally, and to provide humane alternatives for farm animal castrations. Over the next five years, we plan to use our technologies to reduce rabies related treatments (50 million annually) and deaths (70,000 every year) by 20%.
We are actively working with US non-profits and foreign governments to develop and implement plans relating to animal welfare and overpopulation. Our solutions are widely accepted as industry best-practice and our scientific discoveries have brought national acclaim and recognition. Ark’s scientists have injected or supervised over 20,000 zinc neuterings and continue to educate and train veterinarians on the injection technique.
Joseph Tosini founded Ark Sciences and sets the tone for this mission-based private company. He believes in the wisdom of diverse teams and has organized his global executive team from China, Sweden, India, Mexico, and US in a flat collaborative structure.
Joe Tosini sees himself today as an ordinary man on a quest to make a difference. Earlier in his life, he often felt confused and hopeless, questioning the meaning and reason for everything going on inside and around him. But once he was able to connect with his purpose in life, everything changed. The fog of despair began to lift, as he decided to devote himself to
Having inherited a family real estate business, Joe considers himself fortunate to have the stewardship of resources that enable him to make a difference in the world. As an ordained minister, Joe's mission-oriented work around the world has honed his ability to build relationships and influence change, while never losing sight of the big picture. He leads through friendship, teaching and giving with a strong belief that any person, no matter how ordinary one feels, can choose to do extraordinary things.
Ark Sciences Board of Advisors
Jon Cicirelli, Director of San Jose Animal Care and Services.
Jon Cicirelli has been the Director of Animal Care and Services in San Jose, CA, since 2003. He has also been on the Board of the California Animal Control Directors Association for more than 6 years, serving as the Legislative Coordinator for 4 years. “I am pleased to join Ark’s Board of Advisors,” Mr. Cicirelli says. “Zinc Neutering is an exciting, easy-to-use product that has the potential to significantly change how animal shelters confront the problem of managing pet populations. Ark Sciences is committed to supporting animal welfare organizations and to helping us help our four legged friends.”
Dr Phillip Nelson, Dean of Western University College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Phillip Nelson has had an active career in teaching, research, and academic veterinary medicine. “I am tremendously impressed with the commitment and ethics of the Ark Sciences team and see tremendous potential addressing pet overpopulation using zinc neutering,” he states. In 2007, he became Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. Currently, he is a member of the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates of the American Veterinary Medical Association as well as a member of the Multicultural Affairs Committee of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges. At Western University, he chairs the university panel on the WASC Database. Dr. Nelson is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Norden Award for Distinguished Teaching in Veterinary Medicine, and the Pegasus Award for Distinguished Clinical Instruction at Mississippi State University.
Dr Jennifer Scarlett, Co-President of San Francisco SPCA
Dr Jennifer Scarlett has over 20 years of veterinary experience and received the Association of Shelter Veterinarians Meritorious Achievement Award in 2011 for contributions to the veterinary field. Dr Scarlett noted "There are significant economic, personal, cultural, and logistical barriers to surgical castration that zinc neutering can help overcome. With non surgical neutering available as an option I see sterilization rates going up in areas that need it the most.”
Ark Sciences Executive Team
Creating and executing marketing and communications programs that drive value by building brand awareness and enhancing and protecting a firm's reputation, are the trademarks of Don's career. A lifelong interest in animal welfare attracted him to Petco Animal Supplies, Inc., a leading pet-specialty retailer, where, among other things, he created and ran for a time the Petco Foundation. Since inception, the foundation has raised more than $100 million and that money has been shared with grassroots animal welfare organizations around the country. In addition to his work at Petco, Don has led marketing and communications programs in the healthcare, fitness/wellness and convenience store retailing industries. He earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.
Dr. Danny R. Cox
Dr. Cox is a 1982 graduate of the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine. As Medical Director for Banfield Pet Hospitals, he mentored and trained hundreds of licensed veterinarians and veterinary students in surgery, anesthesia, and clinical medicine both in the United States and Mexico. He helped establish and equip a full service modern veterinary hospital in central Mexico and along with his wife, Amy, has assisted others with time, equipment, and financial assistance to upgrade, the SPA of San Miguel De Allende, GTO, Mexico where pets are rescued, spayed and neutered, housed and adopted in a "no kill" environment. Dr. Cox's life has centered around children and pets and helping those who can't help themselves.
With a background in international operations, Brian started out as a consultant to the company on partnership and growth opportunities and subsequently joined the company in 2007. He did his undergraduate studies at Marist College and received his MBA from St. John's University, in New York.
Dr. Carlos Esquivel
He received his Masters in Animal Reproduction at UNAM and is currently a Professor of Animal Reproduction focusing on small animals. Dr. Esquivel is currently the President of the Mexican Veterinarian Association and was the Dean of the Continuing Education Program at UNAM.
Mr Fjalltoft has a long and proven track record of creating viable international business relationships in the U.S., Europe and Asia-Pacific. Throughout his career, he has held senior positions with international organizations such as Westpac Banking Corporation, Svenska Handelsbanken and Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce. Niclas procured a degree in business science from the University of Gothenburg's School of Law and Economics.
Mr. Manchanda has been advising top leaders and leading process and cultural change initiatives in Fortune 500 companies for over 20 years. Having grown up in India and spent more than a year in silent meditation out of the last twenty, he sees things differently. He is an avid animal lover and co-founder of the Canine Magic service dog program for children with autism. Sandeep has a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from IIT Delhi and an MBA with Distinction in Finance and Management from Stern School of Business, New York University.
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"Zeuterin is a significant advance in the work of assisting population management, especially in areas where traditional veterinary facilities are unavailable..."
Albert Lawrence, DVM
Linares Veterinary Hospital
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