Faculty in the UW School of Veterinary Medicine will launch 12 new research projects aimed at improving animal health care thanks to grants from the school’s Companion Animal Fund and Equine Fund.
The Companion Animal Fund is supported by donations from veterinary medical clinics with strong ties to the school. Both funds benefit from the generosity of individual donors whose animals have been patients at UW Veterinary Care. Through an annual competitive process, the school uses the funds to award several faculty with grants to further research that will enhance the care of companion animals.
“Each year, we receive a wide array of high-quality proposals with great potential for improving the care of the animals we love, and this year is no exception,” says Dale Bjorling, associate dean for research and graduate training.
The principal investigators for this year’s funded projects are
- Dr. Jonathan Bach, Department of Medical Sciences
- Dr. Heidi Barnes Heller, Department of Medical Sciences
- Dr. Kristen Bernard, Department of Pathobiological Sciences
- Dr. Guillaume Leblond, Department of Medical Sciences
- Dr. Peter Muir, Department of Surgical Sciences
- Dr. Xuan Pan, Department of Medical Sciences
- Dr. Susannah Sample, Department of Surgical Sciences
- Dr. Kurt Sladky, Department of Surgical Sciences
- Dr. Lauren Trepanier, Department of Medical Sciences
- Dr. Katrina Viviano, Department of Medical Sciences
- Dr. Julie Walker, Department of Medical Sciences
- Dr. Joel Weltman, Department of Pathobiological Sciences
Titles and descriptions of the studies can be viewed here.
In addition to bolstering research, both funds are used to support facility and equipment improvements that help clinicians at UW Veterinary Care provide better care for their patients.
“We are incredibly thankful to all of our donors for supporting these vital funds and helping us make a difference in animal health,” says Kristi Thorson, associate dean for advancement and administration.
Learn more about donating to the Companion Animal Fund.