DENVER/September 23, 2020 – Morris Animal Foundation is hosting a free, four-part, continuing education webinar series on feline behavior for veterinarians in October. The RACE® -certified course focuses on prevalent behavioral concerns and how veterinarians can guide their clients.
Veterinarians will receive one credit for each live session attended. The webinars also will be available for viewing online via sign-up after the recording date. Registration is available at Morris Animal Foundation Feline Behavior Webinar Series.
Dates, topics and speakers are:
- Oct. 7: Inter-cat Aggression with Dr. Mikel Delgado
- Oct. 10: Optimizing the Indoor Feline Environment with Dr. Liz Bales
- Oct. 21: Kitten Socialization with Dr. Kristyn Vitale
- Oct. 28: Senior Cat Issues with Dr. Ilona Rodan
More than 94 million cats are currently kept as pets in the United States. Behavior problems are recognized as a major worry for both cat owners and veterinarians and are the primary reason cats are relinquished to shelters and rescue organizations. Solutions often are within reach of most owners, though, through education and understanding, as well as early prevention and 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 $155 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.