DENVER/February 10, 2021 – Morris Animal Foundation’s free, four-part, continuing education webinar series on feline behavior for veterinarians is now available for viewing. The RACE® -certified course focuses on common behavioral concerns and how veterinarians can educate and guide their clients.
Veterinarians will need to create an account to watch the sessions, which are available through July 19, 2021. Each completed session with follow-up quiz is worth one CE credit.
Recorded in October 2020, topics included:
- Inter-cat Aggression: Dr. Mikel Delgado, Maddie’s Postdoctoral Fellow in Animal Behavior at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine
- Optimizing the Indoor Feline Environment: Dr. Liz Bales, Chief Veterinary Advisor, Modern Cat Magazine
- Kitten Socialization: Dr. Kristyn Vitale, Assistant Professor in Animal Health and Behavior at Unity College
- Senior Cat Issues: Dr. Ilona Rodan, Cat Behavior Solutions LLC
Behavior problems are recognized as a major concern for both cat owners and veterinarians and are one of the primary reasons cats are relinquished to shelters and rescue organizations. Solutions often are within reach of most owners through education and understanding, as well as prevention and early intervention.
The webinar series builds on recent efforts Morris Animal Foundation has made to address this issue. In October 2019, the Foundation convened a blue-ribbon panel of feline behavior experts who identified topics relating to feline behavior for which significant scientific and/or clinical progress could be achieved if backed with a large research investment.
Their recommendations formed the focus of the Foundation’s second Mark L. Morris Jr. Investigator Award, which funds a study of up to $200,000 per year, for a maximum of three years. The award is designed to support impactful companion animal research for which there is a pressing need, with the potential to make rapid, meaningful progress.
Morris Animal Foundation, headquartered in Denver, is one of the largest nonprofit animal health research organizations in the world, funding more than $136 million in studies across a broad range of species.
About Morris Animal Foundation
Morris Animal Foundation’s mission is to bridge science and resources to advance the health of animals. Founded by a veterinarian in 1948, we fund and conduct critical health studies for the benefit of all animals. Learn more at morrisanimalfoundation.org.