Nominations are now open for the 4th annual American Humane Hero Veterinarian and Hero Veterinary Technician Awards, sponsored by Zoetis. Pet owners can vote for their favorite veterinarian and vet tech who are dedicated to the betterment of the health and welfare of animals and the promotion of the human-animal bond.
“Zoetis is proud and honored to support America’s veterinary community, and the American Humane Hero Veterinarian and Veterinary Technician Awards are our way of saying ‘thank you’ to these tireless individuals,” said J. Michael McFarland, DVM, DABVP, group director of Companion Animal Marketing at Zoetis. “They are the ones in the forefront of the effort to keep America’s animals happy and healthy, and they deserve recognition from a grateful nation.”
The five finalists in the American Hero Veterinarian and American Hero Veterinary Technician categories will be selected by a panel of judges consisting of celebrities, veterinary professionals and animal care professionals. The public will be invited to vote online for their favorite veterinarian and veterinary technician on May 25, 2017.
The winning veterinarian and veterinary technician will be flown to Los Angeles to be honored as part of the seventh annual American Humane Hero Dog Awards on September 16, which will air nationwide as a two-hour special on Hallmark Channel.
“The world’s animals depend on veterinarians and veterinary technicians, and we thank Zoetis for helping recognize their achievements in saving lives, conducting groundbreaking research, and working on the front lines of animal welfare,” said Dr. Robin Ganzert, American Humane’s president and CEO. “To us, all vets and vet techs are heroes and these awards help us shine a bright spotlight on the best of the best.”
Nominations are being accepted from now until April 6, 2017. For more information, go to the American Humane website.