9th IRC Educational Breed Seminar

Co-directors of the Center for Companion Animal Health (CCAH) Dr. Niels Pedersen and Dr. Michael Kent. The mission of the Center for Companion Animal Health is to provide a core program which encourages, fosters and facilitates programs in all aspects of health, well-being and disease of companion animals. The center is part of the University of California School of Veterinary Medicine. Photo by Don Preisler/UCDavis © 2012 UC Regents

Niels Pedersen- BS, DVM, PhD Professor Medicine & Epidemiology

GREAT news! JaNeil has signed Dr. Niels Pedersen PhD to be our Educational Seminar Speaker and to speak on Common Cat Diseases in Catteries. He will also remain with us and be our featured speaker following the Banquet speaking on The Evolution of Domestic Cats. In order to accommodate him speaking twice we will have to change the banquet from Saturday evening to Friday evening. We want to have a large turn out for the banquet, and in order to achieve that, it was felt that having a well known speaker would be an incentive for people to attend the banquet. It doesn’t get any better than having Dr Pedersen as that speaker. We will have only the one speaker, but when you have the best of the best you only need one, plus he will be speaking twice.

1965 BS , University of California, Davis, Davis, CA
1967 DVM , University of California, Davis, Davis, CA
1972 PhD , Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Honors and Awards
1972 PhD with High Comendation
1977 First Recipient of the Cat Fanciers Association Medal of Honor in the Field of Science
1980 Invited Guest Professor, Ontario Veterinary College
1982 Ralston Purina Award for Excellence – Veterinary Research
1983 Carnation Award for Feline Research
1987 Beecham Award for Research Excellence
1987 Outstanding Alumni Award for Retrovirus Research, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
1991 Bourgelat Award, the British Small Animal Veterinary Association for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Small Animal Practice
1991 Nelson Lecturer, University of Edinburgh
1991 Jean Holzworth Lecturer, Angell Memorial Animal Hospital and the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Boston,
November 10
1991 UCD Alumni Citation for Excellence Award
1995 Honorary Doctor’s Degree from the University of Zurich (awarded at Dies Academicus Celebration, April 29
1996 Honorary Doctor’s Degree from the University of Utrecht (Conferred May)
1996 In Recognition, Niels C. Pedersen for his formative contributions to feline retrovirus research and his generosity in furthering the work of other scientists worldwide, Third International Feline Retrovirus Research Symposium Organizing Committee Award, Fort Collins, CO (March 9)
1996 Faculty Teaching Award 1996, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
1997 WSAVA/WALTHAM (World Small Animal Veterinary Medical Association) International Award for Scientific Achievement (April 4)
2003 International Award for 2003 for Outstanding Contribution to Feline Medicine, European Society of Feline Medicine
2004 Special Lecture, College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M
2004 Grand Marshall UC Davis Picnic Day
2012 American Veterinary Medical Foundation/Winn Feline Foundation Award

Breed Seminar

Isabelle Bellavance will be conducting the Ragdoll Breed Seminar, if you were in Denver in 2010 you will remember the outstanding & interesting presentation she gave on the Ragdoll.

It will be held Friday in the Garden State Exhibit Hall from 10:00-12:00 noon.