Equine veterinarian Tanja Molby, DVM, of Suttons Bay, Mich., won the second annual Bayer Animal Health Legend of the Year Award from Bayer Healthcare LLC’s Animal Health Division.
Bayer presented the award to Dr. Molby last weekend at the American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention in San Antonio, Texas. The award recognizes veterinary professionals who provide equitarian aid or exceptional care for horses in need. Bayer recognized Dr. Molby for helping create the Michigan Equine Foundation, which received a $5,000 donation from Bayer as part of the award. The foundation assists horses and their owners with veterinary care and hay when facing economic hardship.
Bayer selected Dr. Molby from a pool of more than 500 nominations submitted between Aug. 1, 2011, and Oct. 15, 2011. The four other finalists for the award were:
• Scott W. Hansen of Gresham, Ore.;
• Vivian Freer, DVM, of Tyron, N.C.;
• Eric Davis of Davis, Calif.; and
• Dave Turoff of Placerville, Calif.
Lori Odishoo of Berlin, Conn., won a sweepstakes among horse owners who nominated their veterinarians for the Legend of the Year Award. She will ride alongside television host Darley Newman for a future episode of the equine-focused travel show Equitrekking.