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Dr. Ilona Rodan is a feline specialist, ABVP certified since 1995. Her passion is helping veterinary professionals understand cats, and best feline interactions and handling for their welfare and our safety. She is a graduate of Washington State University, former medical director and owner (1987-2015) of Cat Care Clinic in Madison, Wisconsin, and owner of Cat Behavior Solutions.

Rodan is an active volunteer of the AAFP, a past president and former chair of the AAFP Cat Friendly Practice program, and the current chair of the Feline Welfare Committee. She co-chairs the 2022 ISFM/AAFP Cat Friendly Veterinary Interactions Guidelines and is a task force member of the 2022 ISFM/AAFP Cat Friendly Veterinary Environment Guidelines, both to be published in late 2022. She previously co-chaired other guidelines and welfare position statements, including Feline Environmental Needs and Feline Behavior Guidelines.

Dr. Rodan presents nationally and internationally on feline medicine and behavior, and leads workshops on cat-friendly interactions and handling. In 2005, she was awarded the AVMA Animal Welfare Award for her leadership and contributions to advancing feline medicine and behavior. She has authored journal articles and book chapters and is a co-editor and author of the veterinary textbook, Feline Behavioral Health and Welfare.


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