For millions of Americans, animals are not just their best friends, but their heroes. And behind every hero pet, there is a hero veterinarian or hero veterinary nurse. These little-known benefactors save and improve the lives of our furry, winged and finned friends every day, and the American Humane Hero Veterinarian and Hero Veterinary Nurse Awards™, sponsored by Zoetis, pays tribute to their achievements.

Pet owners and animal lovers alike are invited to nominate their favorite veterinary professionals who are dedicated to the betterment of the health and welfare of animals and the promotion of the human-animal bond. The winning veterinarian and veterinary nurse will be honored at the 2022 American Humane Hero Dog Awards® gala in Palm Beach this fall. These awards are not limited to companion animal veterinarians – professionals from all fields of veterinary medicine are eligible for entry including, but not limited to, those who work in research, emergency services, shelters and those who work with large and exotic animals.

Since 1877, American Humane has been at the forefront of virtually every major advance in protecting our most vulnerable from cruelty, abuse, neglect and those in crises. Today, we’re also leading the way in understanding the human-animal bond and its role in therapy, medicine and society. American Humane reaches millions of people every day through groundbreaking research, education, training and services that span a wide network of organizations, agencies and businesses. You can help make a difference, too. Visit today.