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.
When your mission is to serve animals by improving their health, it only makes sense to ensure that animal health care providers know a lot about you. That’s why Morris Animal Foundation is actively involved on college campuses, where the next generation of veterinarians is preparing for their careers...
When Morris Animal Foundation launched its Veterinary Student Scholars Program in 2005, we really didn’t know what to expect from the students who received the first grants. What we got were students like Dr. Aric Frantz, who today is an accomplished scientist at the University of Minnesota. His innovative work with cancer stem cells could significantly change the effectiveness of cancer treatments for pets.
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.
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.
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.
Many conversations between veterinarians and pet owners focus on the health risks and dangers pets face if they don’t receive vaccinations, yearly exams or medications. Morris Animal Foundation’s new Pet Parent Awards give veterinarians the opportunity to recognize outstanding pet owners who take extra steps in their pets’ wellness and care.
Mark Twain once said, “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” Twain wasn’t just talking about dogs, of course, but the description sure is a fitting one for pet owners looking for a veterinary practice to fit their needs.