Cornell Feline Health Center

Supporting Cat Health with Information and Health Studies.


Fred Scott, DVM, PhD, Founder of the Cornell Feline Health Center with Elizabeth, the Center's feline ambassador.

Founded in 1974 by Fred Scott DVM, PhD, the Cornell Feline Health Center was the first center dedicated solely to the improvement of feline health and well-being. Since its inception, the Center has contributed significantly to our understanding of a variety of

Jean Holzworth, DVM
Jean Holzworth, DVM, an early pioneer in feline medicine and benefactor of the Cornell Feline Health Center.

feline health issues including the diagnosis and prevention of infectious diseases, the mechanism of feline inflammatory bowel disease, the spread of respiratory disease in shelters, the treatment of a variety of feline cancers, and improved methods of maintaining the genetic diversity of endangered species.

Funded solely by the philanthropy of our donors, the Cornell Feline Health Center has a proud legacy of supporting basic and clinical research, disseminating vital information and providing support to veterinary health professionals and cat lovers, supporting the education of tomorrow’s top-notch veterinarians and researchers, and responding to emergent health issues that affect cats worldwide.