Voting for 2019 American Humane Hero Award now open

May 16, 2019
dvm360, dvm360 June 2019, Volume 50, Issue 6

Check out the top 10 veterinary professionals and vote for your favorite veterinarian and veterinary nurse to win this prestigious award.

Voting is now open for the sixth annual American Humane Hero Veterinarian and Hero Veterinary Nurse Awards, according to a recent release. A blue ribbon judging panel of veterinary professionals and animal care experts has selected 10 of the country's top veterinary professionals as finalists after reviewing more than 250 nominations.

This event is hosted by American Humane and sponsored by Zoetis Petcare. Veterinary professionals, pet owners and animal lovers can read all finalists' stories and cast their vote for the American Hero Veterinarian and American Hero Veterinary Nurse now until Aug. 8 on the Hero Awards website.

“These 10 finalists are inspiring examples of the veterinary community,” says Tara Bidgood, DVM, PhD, DACVCP, executive director of Zoetis Petcare Veterinary Professional Services, in the release. “Congratulations to these extraordinary finalists and all our veterinary professionals who work so hard every day to protect and give better, healthier lives to the beloved animal members of our families.”

As part of the celebration for the American Humane Hero Dog Awards, winners will be flown to Los Angeles to be honored on Oct. 5, and the ceremony will air nationwide as a two-hour special on the Hallmark Channel.

“Animals are often heroes to us, and we need to honor and recognize those who are heroes to them,” says Robin Ganzert, PhD, president and CEO of American Humane, in the release. “These dedicated professionals work behind the scenes to keep our best friends happy and healthy, and for that we thank them.”

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