University of Wisconsin–Madison

Setting A New Standard at UW

In 2015, a cat named Milo from Colorado reached a milestone thanks to the work of our Feline Renal Transplantation Program.

Milo was the program’s longest living post-transplantation survivor, having received a kidney transplant nearly 10 years ago after being diagnosed with chronic kidney failure, a leading cause of feline deaths.Since 1996, we have performed more than 80 kidney transplantations, giving cats from all over the U.S. a new lease on life. The recovery of cats like Milo gives hope for a new standard for post-transplant feline survival, led by the experts here at UW­–Madison.