Synergy: The Key To Our Success
Synergy (noun): the increased effectiveness that results when two or more entities work together.
Synergy, a simple but important word, is at the heart of what distinguishes the Cornell Feline Health Center from other organizations focused on feline health. Since its inception in 1974, the Center has harnessed a unique combination of vital resources to achieve its mission of improving the lives of cats everywhere, and our spirit of cooperation and excellence continues to evolve as we enter our fifth decade of service to cats and those who love them.
Here are some of the ways we bring people and resources together to create something greater than the sum of its parts:
WE’RE A PART OF CORNELL
Coordinating the scientific expertise at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and the University as a whole produces unique opportunities for creative collaboration. By bringing together world-class scientists and clinicians here at the University and providing as much as $400,000 per year in funding for feline-focused research, the Cornell Feline Health Center enables significant advances in the ability to diagnose, treat, and prevent feline diseases and to improve the well-being of cats.
WE WORK WITH A WORLD-CLASS ANIMAL HOSPITAL
Our partnership with the Cornell University Hospital for Animals allows our faculty, staff, and students to work with real-world feline patients. This access provides us with opportunities to engage in studies that involve client-owned cats and their owners to address feline health issues in patients with naturally occurring conditions. This close affiliation fosters efficient and effective clinical research that would not otherwise be possible.
CORNELL’S VETERINARY STUDENTS ARE TOP-NOTCH
Whether through interactive clinical rounds, hands-on laboratories, outreach activities such as the Cats for Comfort program, or the development of unique technologies focused on improving feline health, our excellent and diverse student body helps us and motivates us to engage in innovative educational, developmental, and community-based activities that benefit the cats of today and the feline veterinarians of tomorrow.
WE LEARN FROM CAT OWNERS
Here at the Center, we are dedicated to providing education and support to cat lovers by phone, in person, and online. Whether through our Camuti Consultation Service, on which callers can speak directly with one of our veterinary consultants, or through educational seminars such as the Cat Lovers’ Conference, we are able to make direct connections with those who love and care for our feline friends in a special way that is not available through other organizations.
WE HAVE YOU, OUR SUPPORTERS
The driving force behind the success of our programs is, of course, our donors. Your loyalty and generosity supports and informs our mission, and we could not look back upon a history of excellence nor forward toward a better future for our feline friends without your kind and humble support. Thank you!