Dr Claudia Reusch recognised for her outstanding achievements in the field
The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) has announced that endocrinologist Dr Claudia Reusch is to receive the 2021 WSAVA Award for Scientific Achievement for her significant contribution to small animal medicine.
Dr Reusch is a professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine and director of the Clinic for Small Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.
She is also 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).
As well as being an honorary member of both ESVE and the Society for Comparative Endocrinology (SCE), Dr Reusch has published more than 250 scientific articles and 30 book chapters and is co-editor of ’Canine and Feline Endocrinology.’
Dr Reusch comments: “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 honoured 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.”
The award 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.
Image (c) WSAVA.