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Endocrinologist to receive the 2021 WSAVA Scientific Achievement Award

Award is given annually to an individual judged to have made a significant contribution to the field of small animal medicine

Claudia Reusch, Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine and Director of the
Clinic for Small Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Zurich,
Switzerland, is to receive the 2021 WSAVA Award for Scientific Achievement in
recognition of her outstanding contribution to endocrinology in small animal

Award, given annually to an individual judged to have made a significant
contribution to the field of small animal medicine, will be presented during
this year’s WSAVA World Congress, which takes place from 13-16 November
in Hyderabad, India. Dr Reusch will present a WSAVA Award Lecture during
the Congress.

graduation, Claudia Reusch worked in private small animal clinics in Germany
before moving to the University of Munich, where she became Professor for Small
Animal Internal Medicine in 1992. She is a founding member of the European
Society of Veterinary Endocrinology
(ESVE) and was its president from
2001-2003. From 2003-2006 she was president of the European College of
Veterinary Internal Medicine-Companion Animals
(ECVIM-CA). In 2016 she
was awarded honorary membership of ESVE and, in 2019, she became an honorary
member of the Society for Comparative Endocrinology (SCE), USA.

she said: “With all the problems of the COVID-19 pandemic, this news was a
wonderful surprise. It is a prestigious and competitive award and I feel
extremely honored to receive it. While it is awarded to me, many have
contributed to it so I would like to thank my interns, residents and co-workers
for their dedication, their hard work and support. As the first woman to
receive this award, I would like to combine my thank you to the WSAVA with the
hope that many more women will follow in the future.”

Reusch has published more than 250 scientific articles and 30 book chapters and
is co-editor of the textbook “Canine and Feline Endocrinology.”

represents more than 200,000 veterinarians worldwide through its 113 member
associations and works to enhance standards of clinical care for companion
animals. Its core activities include the development of WSAVA Global
Guidelines in key areas of veterinary practice, including pain management,
nutrition and vaccination, together with lobbying on important issues affecting
companion animal care worldwide. WSAVA World Congress brings together globally
respected experts to offer cutting edge thinking on all aspects of companion
animal veterinary care.

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