Saturday, May 2, 2015

Voting now open for 2015 American Hero Vet and Vet Tech Awards

American Humane Association is pleased to announce that voting is now open in the second annual American Humane Association Hero Veterinarian and Hero Veterinary Technician Awards, sponsored by Zoetis.

Following the review of hundreds of nominations, a blue-ribbon judging panel of celebrities, veterinary professionals, and animal care professionals has selected 10 of the country’s top veterinarians and veterinary technicians as finalists.

Pet owners and animal lovers alike are invited to visit every day between now and July 13 to vote for 2015’s top American Hero Veterinarian and American Hero Veterinary Technician.

The winners will be flown to Los Angeles to be honored on September 19 as part of the fifth annual American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards, presented by the Lois Pope LIFE Foundation.

The Hero Dog Awards will air nationwide as a two-hour special on Hallmark Channel this fall. “To us, all vets and vet techs are heroes,” said Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane Association.

“It will be an honor to share the stage at the Hero Dog Awards with the hero vets and hero vet techs behind our hero pets. Good luck to every one of you! In our eyes you are all winners.”

To read each of the nominees’ stories as told by the people who nominated them, and to vote daily for one of the five finalists in each of the American Hero Veterinarian and American Hero Veterinary Technician categories, please visit

American Humane Association is the country’s first national humane organization and the only one dedicated to protecting both children and animals. Since 1877, American Humane Association has been at the forefront of virtually every major advance in protecting our most vulnerable from cruelty, abuse and neglect. Today they are also leading the way in understanding the human-animal bond and its role in therapy, medicine and society.

American Humane Association reaches millions of people every day through groundbreaking research, education, training and services that span a wide network of organizations, agencies and businesses. For more information, please visit

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