Feline Renal Transplant Program
The Feline Renal Transplantation Program at Penn Vet was successfully initiated in February 1998 by Dr. Lillian R Aronson, Associate Professor of Small Animal Surgery. After completing veterinary school and an internship at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Aronson completed a small animal surgical residency at the University of California, Davis. From 1994 to 1996 she was the coordinator of the renal transplant program for animals at the University of California at Davis. Following her residency, she joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania and started Penn’s renal transplant program.
Renal transplantation is a treatment option for renal failure in cats. It is important to recognize that renal transplantation is a treatment for renal failure, and not a cure. The goal of renal transplantation is to provide a good quality of life for a cat that would otherwise be unable to survive; however, “normal” life expectancy is not yet achievable by today’s technology.
For more information
Contact Dr. Lillian R. Aronson at 215.573.4434 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Lynn Beale at 215.573.0206 or email@example.com