Karen Moriello, DVM DipACVD, has been presented with the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM)/Hill’s Pet Nutrition Award for Outstanding Contributions to Feline Medicine at the ISFM European Congress in Porto, Portugal, at the beginning of July.
Dr Moriello whose name is synonymous with feline dermatology, was a keynote speaker at the congress, which was attended by nearly 500 delegates from 38 countries. During the event she presented seven informative lectures on all aspects of feline dermatology, including the itchy cat, ringworm, immune-mediated skin disease and manifestations of stress and systemic disease, as well as leading a masterclass on dermatophytosis.
Karen is Clinical Professor of Veterinary Dermatology at the School of Veterinary Medicine, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology. She was awarded the ACVD Award of Excellence in 2005 for outstanding contributions to service and education and has authored more than 200 manuscripts and book chapters on small animal dermatology, along with three teaching textbooks. She is also currently the co-editor of the international journal Veterinary Dermatology. Karen is happy to admit that she is a ‘cat person’ and her best professional advice is: ‘More is missed for not looking than for not knowing.’
Dr Andrew Sparkes, Veterinary Director for ISFM said: ‘We are absolutely delighted to give this award to Dr Karen Moriello – throughout her career, Karen has done an enormous amount to improve the health of both owned pet cats and also shelter cats through her pioneering work on dermatophytosis and other aspects of feline dermatology. It is such a pleasure to be able to recognise the achievement of someone who has done so much to improve feline welfare in so many ways, and someone who is so generous in sharing her knowledge and encouraging others.'
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About the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM)
ISFM is the veterinary division of International Cat Care. ISFM aims to provide a worldwide resource for veterinarians on feline medicine and surgery.
About International Cat Care (iCatCare)
A charity dedicated to the health and welfare of cats.
The International Cat Care vision:
All cats, owned and unowned, are treated with care, compassion and understanding.
The International Cat Care mission:
To engage, educate and empower people throughout the world to improve the health and welfare of cats by sharing advice, training and passion.