Cats are now the most common pet in the United States, with over 85 million owned cats reported in a recent survey. Approximately one third of U.S. households now have at least one cat living in them, and more than fifty percent of these homes have more than one kitty. Interest in and concern for non-domestic cats has also flourished in the form of support for conservation efforts that span the globe. Clearly, we love cats, and we are concerned for their welfare and happiness.
Here at the Cornell Feline Health Center, we are dedicated to improving the welfare of all cats by supporting research into a variety of issues that affect feline health and well-being and to the dissemination of information to cat owners, breeders, veterinary professionals, conservationists, and cat lovers worldwide. Through the generous support of our donors, we continue our long-standing tradition of fostering feline well-being and supporting those who share our love of these unique and wonderful creatures.
We are very excited that one of our Camuti Consult line consultants, Dr. Vanessa Rizzo, has been chosen to grace the cover of the current issue of 'Scopes magazine. 'Scopes shares news from the College, showcasing the dedication, compassion, and achievements of the College's faculty, students, and alumni who work to advance the health and well-being of animals and people. We feel that its editors could not have selected a better representative for these ideals. Dr. Rizzo is a Resident in Oncology, and her devotion to her patients and to improving our understanding of the mechanisms, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer in veterinary patients is well known by the Cornell community and by the patients, veterinarians, and clients who have had the good fortune to interact with her. We are so very thankful that Dr. Rizzo is a part of our team, and we congratulate her on this recognition. Go Vanessa!
Please visit http://www.vet.cornell.edu/news/scopes.cfm to check out the recent issue of 'Scopes and to browse archived issues of this motivating publication.