Margarethe Hoenig received her D.V.M. degree from the Tieraerztliche Hochschule in Hannover, Germany, in 1975 and 1976, respectively. She worked in a private practice in Germany for 1 year and then received a fellowship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to complete an internship at UC Davis. This was followed by a residency in small animal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She obtained her Ph.D. degree for her work on insulin secretion in the Diabetes Center of the School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, in 1984. After a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Pharmacology at Cornell University, she has been a Professor of physiology, pharmacology, and small animal medicine at the University of Georgia from 1986 to 2008 and is presently a Professor of veterinary clinical medicine at the University of Illinois. She has received the Pfizer Award for Research Excellence in 1997. From 1999 to 2007, she was the President of the Society for Comparative Endocrinology and was instrumental in the organization of 3 international meetings of the society. She has been a long-time member of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes and the American Diabetes Association. She is internationally known for her extensive work in small animal endocrinology, primarily obesity and diabetes in cats, as well as thyroid disease.
Biography Updated on 15 April 2009