Aim of the Foundation for specialized and comparative Veterinary Medicine
The importance of the human-animal bond is well recognized in our society. Pet animals play an important role in the life of many humans. Naturally, also veterinary care has evolved over the last decades. Animal owners are more demanding and ask for proper diagnosis and therapy of their pet. For example, the incidence of animals contracting cancer is very similar to the human counterpart. Therefore, the aim of the foundation is to acknowledge the changing role animals have in our society by supporting and foster veterinary specialty fields, such as radiation oncology. Further, the foundation wants to support comparative studies, which will enable to accrue new knowledge for both, animals and humans.
Namely, the foundation supports
research in the field of cancer in small animals
synergies between human and veterinary medicine in the evaluation of new cancer treatment modalities
innovative, novel project in an emerging veterinary specialty field
education of young veterinarians in veterinary specialization