Mark Magazu is President and Chief Executive Officer of Saint Francis Veterinary Center. His executive portfolio includes overall direction and strategic growth of the operation, and management of all areas of the hospital. Mark also manages all media and communications for the hospital, an executive portfolio that includes all brand, public relations and marketing responsibilities.
Mark is one of a handful of industry professionals who has led successful efforts for American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Accreditation for both a general practice and a specialty practice, the former earning honors as a Top 2 Finalist for AAHA Practice of the Year, North America, 2012.
He earned his BA in Economics and Political Science at Columbia University. He earned his MA in Public Policy and Administration from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He earned his law degree from The Georgetown University Law Center.
Mark’s academic interests include American and international political theory, moral and political philosophy, American legal theory, and modern American political history.
Mark has developed a number of endeavors for Saint Francis that are considered unique in the veterinary industry, most prominently conceptualizing, building and launching:
- The Rollins Center for Animal Rehabilitation, with Jimmy Rollins of the Philadelphia Phillies
- Saint Francis Veterinary Press, with nationwide publishing and distribution capabilities
- Saint Francis Veterinary Consultants, a consultancy for veterinary professionals, by veterinary professionals
- The Marshall Center for the Treatment of Feline Hyperthyroidism, in partnership with Dr. Dan Marshall who pioneered the use of oral dosage of I-131
- The Helm Center for Community Learning, which hosts education events for the public and for industry professionals, named in honor of Colonel and Mrs. Jack Helm, USAIF (retired)
- Friends of Saint Francis, a discount program designed to help animal welfare organizations, service organizations, students and fixed-income adults to afford medical care for their pets
Outside of his responsibilities at Saint Francis, Mark handles major accounts at the New York-based representation and consulting firm Atlas Strategies, where he has served as President since its founding in 2008. In this capacity, Mark has consulted for Fortune 500 companies such as Wachovia and Ameriprise, as well as for professional athletes and entertainers from the stage, television, music, baseball and football. In his capacity as a sports agent, Mark has negotiated tens of millions of dollars in athlete contracts. He is a Member of the Sports Lawyers Association and is a Founding Member of the National Association of Sports Agents & Athlete Representatives.
Mark is rarely seen without his sidekick Boomer, a red-nosed pit bull he rescued, along with the SPCA of New York City and Animal Planet’s popular show “Animal Precinct.” Boomer had suffered significant abuse as a bait dog in a dog fighting operation, and at the time of his rescue he was severely emaciated, suffering from pneumonia, with terrible trauma to his face and eyes. The loving people at the SPCA began Boomer’s road to recovery, and our surgeons performed two reconstructive surgeries to his face to restore Boomer’s vision and dashing good looks. Today (probably right now!), Boomer spends his old age snoozing under Mark’s office desk and greeting visitors as they stop in.
Mark’s response to almost everything is: “Ok, so what’s the solution?” His favorite works of fiction are Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. He DVRs Law and Order on a daily basis and really wishes they would bring the show back.