Dr. Tony Buffington will be appearing on WOSU’s “All Sides With Ann Fisher” on Monday, June 11 to discuss the nation’s most popular pet, the cat, and cat behavior and health. “All Sides” is a live, public affairs talk show, with listener phone calls and emails, on WOSU public radio. Tune in at 11am to WOSU public radio for Dr. Buffington’s interview, or watch the show’s live broadcast on the Ohio Channel. Live video streaming and archived podcast episodes are also available on the “All Sides” webpage.
Dr. Buffington is a professor of clinical nutrition in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, has authored over 100 scientific publications, and created the Indoor Cat Initiative at Ohio State’s Veterinary Medical Center (VMC). He also wrote a book on cat behavior, “Your Home, Their Territory,” available through the Wexner Center online. Dr. Buffington’s research focuses on idiopathic cystitis in cats as a naturally occurring disease analogy of interstitial cystitis in human beings, and on the roles of development, early life events, and the environment in the pathogenesis of chronic veterinary medical syndromes. His clinical interests include stress effects on disease, obesity, evidence-based medicine, and effective medical communications.
About the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State
Founded in 1885, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is ranked fifth in the nation and includes more than 1,000 faculty, staff and students in the Departments of Veterinary Biosciences, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, and Veterinary Preventive Medicine. The Veterinary Medical Center is one of the largest specialty referral centers in the world, with more than 35,000 farm, equine, and companion animal patients each year. A nationally-recognized ambulatory practice and teaching unit in Marysville, Ohio provides farm animal experience to every veterinary student, and the Food Animal Health Research Program in Wooster, OH focuses on detection, control, and prevention of disease. Located on the only campus in the country with a comprehensive medical center offering seven health sciences colleges, we admit up to 162 veterinary students per class, and offer a new comprehensive graduate program in Veterinary and Comparative Medicine as well as a unique Master’s degree in Veterinary Public Health, in partnership with the College of Public Health. http://vet.osu.edu.