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Meet the Finalists for the 2021 Hero Vet Awards!

Animals are not just our best friends, but our heroes, and behind every hero pet is a hero veterinarian or hero veterinary nurse. These benefactors save the lives of our furry best friends every day, and the American Humane Hero Veterinarian and Hero Veterinary Nurse Awards™, sponsored by Zoetis Petcare, honor their achievements.

After more than 300 nominations were submitted from animal lovers across the nation, a blue-ribbon judging panel of veterinary professionals and animal care experts selected 10 of the country’s top veterinarians and veterinary nurses as finalists. These finalists are champions of animal welfare who are dedicated to the betterment of the health and welfare of animals and the promotion of the human-animal bond. They work day and night, often behind the scenes and with little public recognition of the lifesaving roles they play. We aim to put a spotlight on their vital work.

Congratulations to the incredible finalists of this year’s Hero Vet Awards, all of whom are inspiring examples of the veterinary community.

Meet the 2021 American Hero Veterinarian Finalists


Meet the 2021 American Hero Veterinary Nurse Finalists

However, there can only be one Hero Veterinarian and one Hero Veterinary Nurse. Pet owners and animal lovers alike are invited to visit to read the finalists’ stories and vote daily for their top choice – winners will be recognized in the national Hero Dog Awards broadcast on Hallmark Channel this fall! Voting closes on July 29, so there’s no time to waste!


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