Veterinary Heroes: Dermatology winner Maria Ierace, DVM
Veterinary professionals nominated and chosen by their peers exemplify leadership and achievement in improving patient outcomes.
dvm360®, the No. 1 multimedia platform in the veterinary industry, announced the winners of its inaugural Veterinary Heroes™ recognition program on November 16, 2021. Inductees were honored during a celebratory gala at Fetch, a dvm360® conference, on December 1, 2021, at the San Diego Convention Center in California.
The Veterinary Heroes™ program honors individuals who have achieved landmark successes within veterinary medicine. Veterinary leaders are nominated by their peers for their remarkable achievements in improving patient outcomes. A panel of distinguished judges from the dvm360® Advisory Board chose 1 honoree in each category who has made a measurable difference.
The Veterinary HeroesTM program is sponsored by Nationwide, Merck, Zoetis, Clevor®, Blue Buffalo, NorthStar VETS, and MedVet.
The 8 winners of the 2021 Veterinary Heroes™ program are being featured in an 8-part series. Part 2 focuses on Dermatology winner Maria Ierace, DVM.
Ierace obtained her DVM from the University of Missouri in 2014, then completed a 12-month internship in small animal medicine followed by a 3-year dermatology residency. In 2019, she became a board-certified veterinary dermatologist.
Ierace offers comfort to each patient and treats them with dedication and focus, aiming to enhance their quality of life, according to her nominator. And she continues to inspire all those around her with the selflessness and motivation she demonstrates.
Ierace enjoys spending her leisure time with her husband, 4 dogs, and horse. Her hobbies include horseback riding, reading, and traveling.