Reflect on its initiation and decades of advancing animal health research
This year marks the Morris Animal Foundation’s 75th anniversary this month with June 15 deemed as Morris Animal Foundation Day by Colorado Governor Jared Polis.
According to an organizational release,1 the foundation was founded in 1948, by a forward-thinking veterinarian Mark L. Morris Sr, DVM, to improve the health and well-being of animals worldwide. The Morris Animal Foundation reflects on its decades of work with this milestone, including funding nearly 3,000 studies to date and its continued drive to advance veterinary medicine on a global scale.
Currently, the foundation has about 200 active studies geared at addressing substantial health challenges in dogs, cats, horses, and wildlife.1 This includes the largest cancer-focused study of its kind in dogs, improved and novel vaccines for infectious diseases in cats, and critical research to safeguard endangered species worldwide. Every year, the foundation funds a new set of impactful studies to meet relevant health needs.
Morris Animal Foundation through the years1:
Morris Animal Foundation further remains dedicated to improving the health and well-being of animals globally through scientific research, training new veterinary researchers, and continued advancements in veterinary medicine.
Morris Animal Foundation marks 75th anniversary, reflects on decades of advancing animal health research. News release. Morris Animal Foundation. June 8, 2023. Accessed June 9, 2023. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/morris-animal-foundation-marks-75th-anniversary-reflects-on-decades-of-advancing-animal-health-research-301846529.html