Tony Buffington, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVN, was presented with the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM)/Hill’s Pet Nutrition Award for outstanding contributions to feline medicine at the ISFM’s European Congress held in Riga, Latvia, in June.
Professor Buffington was a keynote speaker at the congress which was attended by 398 vets from 32 countries. During the event he presented eight informative lectures on Pandora syndrome, nutraceuticals and environmental enrichment, as well as leading a masterclass on nutrition.
Dr Andrew Sparkes, Veterinary Director for ISFM said, 'We are absolutely delighted to give this award to Professor Tony Buffington - his innovative work and research over many years has led to many insights which have profoundly changed the way we view cats. From feline nutrition to the effects of stress on cat behaviour and health, he is making a lasting contribution to cat welfare and continues to make us 'think cat' in our approach to our favourite species.'
Professor of Clinical Sciences and Adjunct Professor of Urology at Ohio State University, USA, Tony is a prolific author and speaker. He has published more than 110 papers and written chapters for 20 books. His latest iBook, ‘Cat Mastery’, looks at creating the ideal conditions for cat health and happiness.
Next year’s Award will be presented at the ISFM European Congress in Porto, Portugal, July 1–5, when the themes will be feline dermatology, haematology and feline fertility control.
Tony Buffington receives the ISFM/Hill’s Award at the ISFM European Congress in Riga, Latvia, in June. From left: Claire Bessant (Chief Executive ISFM),
Andy Sparkes (Veterinary Director ISFM), Tony Buffington and Petra Viziova (Hill’s Pet Nutrition)
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