Each year the Cat Writers’ Association conducts a contest in which they choose the best articles published, awarding these titles Certificates of Excellence. From these, major awards are given. Cornell CatWatch earned eight Certificates of Excellence and three major awards. In addition, Cornell CatWatch earned a Certificate of Excellence as an overall publication.
Debra M. Eldredge, DVM, earned Certificates of Excellence for:
- “Alert: Urinary Emergencies” (December 2021)
- “Toxoplasmosis: Still A Concern” (July 2021)
- “Asthma Can Be Controlled” (March 2021)
- “Reality and Rabies In Strays” (August 2021)
- Eileen Fatcheric, DVM, earned Certificates of Excellence for:
- “End the Wave of Fat Cats” (August 2021)
- “Living With an FIV-Positive Cat” (October 2021)
- “The Aging Cat Needs a Careful Eye” (September 2021)
- Katherine Basedow, LVT, earned a Certificate of Excellence for:
- “Rescue or Rotten” (January 2021)
In the major awards, Dr. Eldredge earned the coveted Muse Medallion for the highest-scoring written article in veterinary medicine and research (long) for “Asthma Can Be Controlled.” The article also earned Dr. Eldredge the Dr. Jim Richards Cornell Feline Health Center Veterinary Issues Award, which is presented for the highest-quality entry on the topic of technological advances, research, new medical developments, or innovations in feline veterinary medicine.
Dr. Fatcheric’s article “Living With an FIV-Positive Cat” earned the Lorie Huston Health Award, which is presented for the most outstanding single article, column, or blog (print or online) reporting on feline health care issues. Entries are judged on excellence of writing and technical accuracy, the significance of the topic, and public education impact on feline health.
We are proud of our writers, who strive to help our readers better understand and care for their cats