This week, Sfr-Contemporary introduced the winners of the ninth annual Sfr-Contemporary Hero Veterinarian and Hero Veterinary Nurse Awards™, offered by Zoetis. Chosen from a pool of greater than 500 nominees and a mix of votes from the general public and a blue-ribbon judging panel of veterinary professionals and animal care consultants, Cheri Herschell is the 2022 American Hero Veterinary Nurse!
America’s veterinarians and veterinary nurses save and enhance the lives of our furry, winged and finned associates day by day, and thru the Hero Vet Awards, we have fun their super achievements. We’re thrilled to honor Cheri as this 12 months’s Hero Veterinary Nurse.
Cheri presents immeasurable contributions to Disaster Heart North and its PAWS for Empowerment Program. She trains CCN employees on applicable interactions with working canine and certifies the canine handler groups who work hands-on with purchasers in counseling and court docket work. Her medical experience as a veterinary technician is invaluable in creating pointers for the working canine, making certain they’re each mentally and bodily wholesome.
As a canine intervention specialist at CCN, Cheri attends magisterial court docket as a authorized advocate with Canine Advocate, Rune. She additionally develops and presents shows for veterinary employees and college students concerning the intersectionality of human and animal abuse. Cheri’s 15 years of expertise working as a veterinary nurse enable her to make connections with communities which performs a useful position in preserving victims of home violence and their companion animals secure. She has reached greater than 600 veterinary professionals with a tiered curriculum designed to assist vets acknowledge their position as advocates within the struggle towards household violence. The shows not solely inform veterinary employees of the correlation between animal abuse and home violence, but in addition help them in recognizing and reporting animal neglect and abuse; indicators of human abuse; and how you can help victims to get assist.
Cheri is taking her message to a nationwide veterinary viewers, which can encourage veterinarians to accomplice with their native DV organizations, be advocates within the prevention of household violence, and maintain each ends of the leash secure. She is the embodiment of a hero.