Animal Medical Center’s Dr. Philip Fox Receives the 2018 Excellence in Research Award from the American Veterinary Medical Foundation and the Winn Feline Foundation

August 16, 2018

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Recognized for a Distinguished Career in Research Excellence and Leadership of Animal Medical Center’s Caspary Research Institute

(New York, N.Y. – August 16, 2018) Animal Medical Center’s (AMC) Dr. Philip Fox, Head of Cardiology and Director, Caspary Research Institute is the recipient of the 2018 Excellence in Research Award from the American Veterinary Medical Foundation and the Winn Feline Foundation, recognizing a career in research excellence. This award acknowledges Dr. Fox’s contributions to advancing feline health through research. He received this award at the 2018 National Veterinary Scholars Symposium held at Texas A&M University on August 4, 2018.

Most recently, Philip Fox, DVM, MS, DACVIM/ECVIM (Cardiology), DACVECC, led the global landmark REVEAL Study that identified how hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a form of heart disease that can cause sudden death and heart failure in people, is also present in cats and linked to serious health problems in these pets. Recently published in the Journal of Veterinary Cardiology, this study was a collaborative, international, 10-year investigation across 50 veterinary centers in 21 countries.

“No one deserves this award more than Dr. Philip Fox,” said Kathryn Coyne, Chief Executive Officer of AMC. “Dr. Fox has made extensive and significant contributions to the expansion of veterinary cardiology research, specifically related to felines.”

“Over the course of his career, Dr. Fox has done incredible work in researching and increasing our understanding of feline heart disease,” said Dr. John de Jong, president of the American Veterinary Medical Association. “His research has been instrumental in advancing our knowledge of feline cardiac conditions and improving feline health. I’d like to congratulate Dr. Fox for this well-deserved award and thank him for the tremendous impact he has had on the health of cats.”

“I am honored and humbled by this award,” said Dr. Fox. “This award is a testament to the Animal Medical Center’s long-term support for its clinical research, and is, as well, personally gratifying. I would like to thank the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Foundation and the Winn Feline Foundation for this special recognition.”

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