KC Animal Corridor announces 2020 Iron Paw Award recipient

December 9, 2020
dvm360 Staff
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KC Animal Health Corridor has named the winner of its 2020 Iron Paw Award, which spotlights individuals who advance the veterinary space through dedication, innovation, education, and spreading public awareness.

The KC Animal Corridor recently announced Kerri Marshall, DVM, MBA, as the winner of the 2020 Iron Paw Award, which recognizes the efforts select individuals make to holistically expand the veterinary profession. This year’s winner was acknowledged for her technological advancements that have impacted the veterinary industry on a global scale.

“We are thrilled to honor Dr. Marshall with this year’s Iron Paw Award,” says Kimberly Young, president of KC Animal Health Corridor, in the release. “The technology she is spearheading for our industry is vital to the success of veterinary practices. Her impact will be felt by veterinarians and their patients around the globe.”

Marshall is the chief information officer at Compassion-First Pet Hospital where she leads a team that is committed to globally creating digital ecosystem designs that move the veterinary space forward. According to a KC Animal Health press release, the team’s core mission is to help generate more collaboration between local veterinarians and their clients.

What’s more, Marshall was the former chief veterinary officer and board member at BabelBark, where she launched the first horizontal technology platform which aided veterinarians in becoming leaders within the digital pet space. She has also worked as both executive vice president of consumer experience and chief veterinary officer for Trupanion, where she changed their reimbursement program to direct payment.

“I am honored to receive the Iron Paw Award and excited the Corridor acknowledges the ever-growing impact technological innovation will make on the animal health industry,” says Marshall. “Veterinary medicine is entering a new era of technology-enhanced communications with clients, who are often very technology savvy and equate quality of medicine with the use of modern technology. Well-designed technology customized to our workflow can greatly improve the client and veterinary team experience.”

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