Dr. John Kruger named recipient of 2020 AVMF/Winn Feline Foundation Research Award

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For immediate release: 08/18/2020

Dr. John Kruger(SCHAUMBURG, Illinois) Aug. 20, 2020 — The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) today honored Dr. John Kruger as the winner of the 2020 AVMF/Winn Feline Foundation Research Award.

Established in 2009 by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) and the Winn Feline Foundation, the award honors a candidate's contribution to advancing feline health through their research.

“Dr. Kruger has spent decades improving the health of cats,” said Dr. Douglas Kratt, president of the AVMA. “His contributions have enhanced the lives of countless beloved companion animals and have had a monumental effect on feline health around the world.”

Dr. Kruger is the inaugural Carrigan Chair Endowed Professor for Feline Health at Michigan State University, and a professor of Internal Medicine. He co-founded the university’s Center for Feline Health and Well Being and has served as its director since 1998.

His research has focused on advancing the understanding, prevention and treatment of the widespread issues of urinary disorders and infectious diseases in cats. His specific interests include feline idiopathic cystitis, nutritional management of urolithiasis, evaluation of renal function, feline viral uropathogens and development of feline herpesvirus vaccines.

Dr. Kruger received his DVM from the University of Minnesota, and completed an internship at the University of Georgia. He returned to the University of Minnesota for a combined internal medicine residency and PhD graduate program.

He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and a member of the American Society of Veterinary Nephrology and Urology.

For more information, contact Michael San Filippo, AVMA media relations manager, at 847-732-6194 (cell) or msanfilippoatavma [dot] org (msanfilippo[at]avma[dot]org).

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