Mark Peterson has been awarded the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) and Hill’s Pet Nutrition Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of Feline Medicine.
Dr Peterson is well known for his clinical work, research and teaching in veterinary endocrinology – and, for more than 35 years, has focused most of his research on advancing understanding of endocrine disorders in dogs and cats.
He has a special interest in hyperthyroidism and diabetes mellitus in cats, and was the first vet to document hyperthyroidism in cats (in 1979) and the first to treat hyperthyroid cats with radioiodine (in 1980).
Dr Peterson was also the first person to document acromegaly, hypoparathyroidism, insulinoma and Addison’s disease in cats.
Dr Peterson has published more than 500 journal articles, book chapters and research abstracts, and has received several other distinguished awards during his career.
ISFM veterinary director Andy Sparkes said: “Very few people can claim to have had anything like the impact Mark Peterson has had in the field of veterinary science and feline medicine.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be able to give Mark the ISFM/Hill’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of Feline Medicine. There can be no more worthy recipient, and Mark’s numerous contributions to our knowledge and understanding of feline endocrinology have impacted the health of cats all over the world.”
article courtesy of Vet Times
Click below to watch Dr. Peterson receiving the award: