This week, American Humane introduced the winners of the ninth annual American Humane Hero Veterinarian and Hero Veterinary Nurse Awards™, offered by Zoetis. Chosen from a pool of greater than 500 nominees and a mixture 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 rejoice their large achievements. We’re thrilled to honor Cheri as this yr’s Hero Veterinary Nurse.
Cheri affords immeasurable contributions to Disaster Middle North and its PAWS for Empowerment Program. She trains CCN workers on applicable interactions with working canines and certifies the canine handler groups who work hands-on with shoppers in counseling and court docket work. Her medical experience as a veterinary technician is invaluable in creating tips for the working canines, guaranteeing 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 affords displays for veterinary workers and college students in regards to the intersectionality of human and animal abuse. Cheri’s 15 years of expertise working as a veterinary nurse permit her to make connections with communities which performs a useful position in conserving 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 combat in opposition to household violence. The displays not solely inform veterinary workers 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 easy methods to help victims to get assist.
Cheri is taking her message to a nationwide veterinary viewers, which is able to encourage veterinarians to accomplice with their native DV organizations, be advocates within the prevention of household violence, and preserve each ends of the leash secure. She is the embodiment of a hero.