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Dr. Peterson's Academic Honors and Awards:

Caleb Dorr Scholarship Award – 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976


Phi Zeta, The Honor Society of Veterinary Medicine – 1975; Vice President – 1976


Veterinary Medicine General Award for Scholastic Excellence – 1975


Harvey H. Hoyt Memorial Scholarship and Research Award – 1976


Beecham Award for Research Excellence – 1985


Ralston Purina Small Animal Research Award – 1987


Carnation Award (For Outstanding Contributions to Feline Medicine and Nutrition) – 1988


Merit Award (Veterinary Medical Association of New York City) – 1989


The Daniels Award (For Excellence in the Advancement of Knowledge Concerning Small Animal Endocrinology) – 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001


Bougelat Award (presented by the British Small Animal Veterinary Association for Outstanding Contributions to Small Animal Practice) – 1993


The Excellence in Feline Research Award (presented by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation and sponsored by The Winn Feline Foundation) – 1997


Alumni of the Year, The Animal Medical Center – 1998


Bide-A-Wee Association Award for Outstanding Humanitarian Service (for more than a quarter century of dedicated research in naturally-occurring endocrine disorders of dogs and cats) – 2002


Outstanding Service to Veterinary Medicine Award (Veterinary Medical Association of New York City) – 2008


Presidential Service Citation (Veterinary Medical Association of New York City) – 2011


President’s Citation (New York State Veterinary Medical Society) – 2011


Veterinarian of the Year (Veterinary Medical Association of New York City) – 2012


Outstanding Speaker of the Year Award, New York State Veterinary Conference – 2013


International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) and Hill’s Pet Nutrition Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of Feline Medicine– 2017


Society for Veterinary Medical Ethics Award for Meritorious Achievement in Veterinary Medicine– 2018


Oxford Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Knowledge Concerning Small Animal Endocrinology, Society of Comparative Endocrinology– 2018


The Robert W. Kirk Award for Professional Excellence, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine– 2018


Honorary Membership of the European Society for Veterinary Endocrinology, in recognition of outstanding service to veterinary endocrinology, Rotterdam, The Netherlands- September 2018


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