Ohio State cat expert to give "A Message from Your Cat"
Dr. Tony Buffington will hold an informative talk on the many differences between cats and humans by attempting to get people to see through the eyes of a cat.
Dr. Buffington, who has researched domestic felines for more than 30 years, will speak at 6 p.m. on Feb. 5 at the Veterinary Medical Center Auditorium; refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m. The lecture is open to Ohio State students, staff, faculty and the public, and is hosted by The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Buffington’s research interests include the effects of early-life events and the environment on health and disease in cats and people, the effects of environmental enrichment on health outcomes and diagnostic markers of health and disease.
His clinical interests are in the effects of stress on health and disease in general, obesity, evidence-based medicine and effective medical communication. In 2014, he created one of the year's most popular interactive iBooks, "Cat Mastery," he is the founder of Indoor Pet Initiative and the author of more than 100 scientific publications.
By giving the public "A Message from Your Cat," SCAVMA and Dr. Buffington hope to help cat owners create safe and healthy environments for their pet cats, avoid having cats become stressed in their home due to improper care or lack of enrichment, explain the importance of regular veterinary care for cats (with some tips on how to get them there) and much more.
Admission is $5 for the general public, $3 for anyone with a valid Buck ID and free for SCAVMA members. Use an Ohio State parking pass or the "Pay and Display" machines for $1.75/hr. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.