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Cuddly Koalas Under Threat From Dual Diseases

July 20, 2017 Carol Borchert

Morris Animal Foundation funded-researchers in Australia are racing to understand the debilitating and sometimes deadly interaction between koala retrovirus (KoRV) and chlamydia infection as koalas continue to be pushed toward extinction.

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Hug Your Veterinarian – It’s World Veterinary Day

April 29, 2017

Veterinarians, armed with expertise and a wealth of knowledge, help save animals every minute of every day. To honor the work they do, World Veterinary Day, on April 29, is a day set aside to celebrate and acknowledge the life-saving work carried out by veterinarians all over the world.

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Training Grant Helps Student Pursue Her Passion

August 8, 2014

Audrey is currently participating in a Morris Animal Foundation training program that helps aspiring veterinary oncology researchers pursue new avenues in veterinary cancer care at Colorado State University. Her journey to this program began 10 years ago after her first child, Aidan, was born with a rare but fatal birth defect.

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Our Foundation: Then and Now

August 6, 2014

You can learn a lot about about an organization by combing through its’ historical archives. We know that Morris Animal Foundation today is a global leader in funding animal health studies, but what was our role 66 years ago when we first began?

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“Golden” Leader Nominated for National Veterinary Technician Award

June 13, 2014

Morris Animal Foundation’s Erin Searfoss has been nominated for the inaugural American Humane Association Hero Veterinary Technician AwardTM, presented by Zoetis. This special award program was established in part to help recognize the people behind keeping our pets healthy.

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Gold Star for Dr. Jensen

March 26, 2014

When Dr. Tracey Jensen opened Wellington Veterinary Clinic in Colorado with her husband, Dr. Wayne Jensen, in 1999, she couldn’t have known where it would lead...

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First Class of DVM/PhD Fellows Graduates; New Class Begins

September 10, 2013

Four years ago, Morris Animal Foundation embarked on a new partnership with Zoetis, then known as Pfizer Animal Health. In an effort to address a critical shortage of veterinary researchers, the two organizations launched the Pfizer Animal Health–Morris Animal Foundation Fellowship for Advanced Veterinary Study.

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Morris Animal Foundation: A story of discovery and chance

August 29, 2013

As we celebrate our 65th anniversary this year, we’re taking a look back at our rich history. Our story begins with a young man named Mark L. Morris, who in the fall of 1925 traveled 2,000 miles from his home in Colorado to Ithaca, New York, where he enrolled at Cornell University. A year later, doctorate of veterinary medicine in hand, Dr. Morris set out on a path that would change the course of veterinary medicine forever.

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New Studies Tackle Cancer and Infectious Diseases in Pets

July 22, 2013

At the end of June, 10 veterinary scientists gathered around a table at a Denver hotel to review and discuss the merits of 81 scientific research grant proposals—each with the potential to advance veterinary medicine for pets.

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Meet One of Our Golden Boys

July 12, 2013

Meet Gibbs. This active and adorable Golden Retriever joined our Golden Retriever Lifetime Study just before his second birthday this past spring.

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We’re Proud to Enter Charity Navigator’s Top 10%

July 2, 2013

What does Morris Animal Foundation have in common with the best charities in America? For the third consecutive year, we’ve been rated as a four-star charity by Charity Navigator.

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University of California–Davis Professor Appointed to Foundation Board of Trustees

July 1, 2013

Marine wildlife expert Jonna Mazet, DVM, MPVM, PhD, was recently appointed to Morris Animal Foundation’s board of trustees. Mazet is a professor of epidemiology and disease ecology and director of the Wildlife Health Center at the University of California–Davis.

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University Spotlight: Colorado State University

June 25, 2013

With the Morris Animal Foundation offices located in Denver and Colorado State University (CSU) located just 65 miles away in Fort Collins, the two organizations are nearly neighbors. The Foundation supports scientists at veterinary schools throughout the world, and CSU is one of its oldest partners.

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We need your help to reach our fiscal goals

May 30, 2013

Most people don’t associate the start of summer with the end of the year, but at Morris Animal Foundation we do. That’s because June 30 marks the end of our fiscal year. It’s a time when we need to secure any remaining funding we have allocated for health studies for dogs, cats, horses and wildlife and set ourselves up to begin funding the companion animal studies that will be approved at our annual meeting in Denver this June.

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Upcoming Human-Animal Bond Research Funding Opportunities

May 2, 2013

Human Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) has announced funding will be made available for high-quality research designed to better understand the human and animal health benefits of the human-animal bond in seven areas.

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Volunteers fuel the efforts of Morris Animal Foundation

April 22, 2013

April is National Volunteer Month. Many nonprofits will take time this month to spotlight volunteer opportunities and honor those who have volunteered their time, talents and resources to make the world a better place.

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Animal Illness Meets Its Match

January 9, 2013

Animal lovers across the country invested in a brighter future for animals in December. Thousands of supporters helped Morris Animal Foundation’s surpass its year-end Matching Gift Challenge of $50,000, which was sponsored by Paul Mitchell Schools.

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In Loving Memory

November 25, 2012 MAF

With your donation of $50 or more, you can upload an image of your choice and add a personalized sentiment. Your pet’s tribute will appear in the In Loving Memory gallery within one week of donating and will remain there for a minimum of six months.

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Petplan Supports Morris Animal Foundation with Matching Gift During #Giving Tuesday

November 23, 2012 MAF

Petplan pet insurance will celebrate its two-year partnership with Morris Animal Foundation by participating with the nonprofit for #GivingTuesday.

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Morris Animal Foundation Sponsors Greyhounds Rock Keynote

November 2, 2012 MAF

The keynote—an inspirational discussion about living with canine cancer—will be presented by Jim Nelson and Rene Agredano, founders of the world's largest online community for canine amputees and their humans, Tripawds.com.

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