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Tony Buffington, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Nutrition)

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM), 1989


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis, 1981
  • Master of Science, 1982
  • Doctor of Philosophy, 1988

Past Professional Activities

  • Professor of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, The Ohio State University 1987-2015

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

  • 2020    International Pelvic Pain Society Paul Perry Award for Contributions to Pain Research and Education
  • 2018    Modesto High School Hall of Fame
  • 2014    ISFM/Hill’s award for Outstanding Contributions to Feline Medicine
  • 2009    Mark L. Morris Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2007    Pfizer Animal Health Award for Research Excellence
  • 2004-2006    NIDDK Urology Study Section
  • 2004    World Small Animal Veterinary Association Award for Excellence in Veterinary Healthcare and Promotion of the Human-Animal bond
  • 2002    American Veterinary Medical Association – Council on Education
  • 2002    Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award for Graduate teaching
  • 2001    British Small Animal Veterinary Association Bourgelat Award for outstanding contributions to the field of small animal practice
  • 1998-2004    Ad hoc member NIDDK Urology SEP
  • 1995    Veterinary Clinical Sciences Faculty Recognition Award
  • 1992    Ohio Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Service Award


  • AVMA Honor Roll

Current Research/Clinical Interests:

  • Chronic primary pain


  • Wife (of 50 years) Terre, 2 adult children, 2 grandchildren


  • Road cycling

Favorite Book, Movie, and/or Song

  • Many; recently read Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles, and Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Favorite Quote

  • "To know all is to forgive all."
    - Madame de Staël, 1807

What You Like Most About VIN/VSPN

  • It's breadth and longevity