This week, American Humane introduced the winners of the ninth annual American Humane Hero Veterinarian and Hero Veterinary Nurse Awards™, introduced 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 mates day-after-day, and thru the Hero Vet Awards, we have fun their great 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 workers on applicable interactions with working canine and certifies the canine handler groups who work hands-on with purchasers in counseling and courtroom work. Her medical experience as a veterinary technician is invaluable in creating tips for the working canine, guaranteeing they’re each mentally and bodily wholesome.
As a canine intervention specialist at CCN, Cheri attends magisterial courtroom as a authorized advocate with Canine Advocate, Rune. She additionally develops and presents displays for veterinary workers and college students concerning 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 maintaining 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 battle in opposition to household violence. The displays not solely inform veterinary workers of the correlation between animal abuse and home violence, but additionally help them in recognizing and reporting animal neglect and abuse; indicators of human abuse; and how one can help victims to get assist.
Cheri is taking her message to a nationwide veterinary viewers, which can encourage veterinarians to companion 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.