Executive Summary

summaryThe Cornell Feline Health Center owes its history of success to the diverse human and physical resources the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine brings to bear on research in feline health and the dissemination of information to veterinary professionals and the cat loving public. By bringing these people and resources together to act in synergy and focusing them on the health problems of cats, the Cornell Feline Health Center gets results that would not otherwise be possible. This annual report highlights:

  • RESEARCH PROGRESS. Over $400,000 in grant funding support in 2015 and $240,000 in 2014 for research projects addressing a variety of important feline health issues, including improved treatments for ocular herpesvirus infections, understanding why calicivirus affects certain cats more severely, the development of immunotherapy approaches to treat feline cancer, and the possible risks of a sedative commonly used in cats.
  • THE VALUABLE SUPPORT OF OUR DONORS. Hundreds of individuals and businesses contributed over $700,000 to support the Center’s research and outreach programs in the past fiscal year.
  • OUR CLINIC MEMORIAL PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS. 177 veterinary clinics in 25 states made gifts to the Cornell Feline Health Center in memory of their clients’ departed feline friends, a gesture that offers comfort and hope in a time of grief.

We are also proud to introduce our new director, Dr. Luis M. Schang, who brings a fresh and energetic vision to the Center and its programs.