AVMF spearheads feline research with EveryCat Foundation

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The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) has provided more than $130,000 to advance a variety of feline research projects, thanks to a generous estate gift.

The money went to the EveryCat Health Foundation to support feline research studies on topics ranging from kidney injury to gingivostomatitis. It’s the first of two rounds of grants made possible by an estate gift from the Donny Baker Trust. A few of the topics under study by the first group of grant recipients:

  • Analytical validation and storage stability of potential serum biomarkers of acute kidney injury in cats
  • Optimization and testing of a novel mRNA vaccine for feline herpes virus
  • The role of lactic acid bacteria-derived exosomes combined with RGD hydrogel as a therapeutic option for feline chronic gingivostomatitis

Learn more about the funded studies on the AVMF website.

“We are thrilled to be working with the EveryCat Health Foundation to advance feline research,” said Dr. Lori Teller, AVMF Board chair and AVMA immediate past president. “Considering my own professional background, I know how important research is to foster the health of cats, and I recognize that funding is more and more of a challenge to secure. It is wonderful that a donor bequeathed us these funds, so that we can support not only experienced researchers, but also new investigators.”

Animal health research is crucial to the future of veterinary medicine, and donor support—including estate giving—is crucial to the AVMF. Gifts both large and small power the Foundation’s impact in supporting studies that advance veterinary medicine and animal health. Learn more at avmf.org/Give.


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