American Hero Veterinarian Winner

Dr. Terry Morris

Terry Morris, MS, DVM, PhD has been committed to the betterment of the health and well-being of animals, as well as veterans, fostering the important human-animal bond. Dr. Morris is the founder of Vets to Vets United, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to unite veterans and dogs for a common goal of improving and saving their lives. Dr. Morris created the organization after her father passed away while on duty as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force. Because of Vets to Vets United, Dr. Morris has been able to improve veterans’ lives by providing companionship and/or help with a mental or physical disability, in addition to saving many dogs facing euthanasia by adopting the animal from a local animal shelter. Dr. Morris continues to improve the lives of all those she helps, human and animal alike.

American Hero Veterinary Nurse Winner

Angel Martin

Angel Martin has gone above-and-beyond her call of duty to save countless pets through the CARE Fund (Companion Animal Rescue & Emergency Fund) at the Russell Ridge Animal Hospital. Angel was an integral part in helping animals that have been saved by the CARE Fund, including a bloodhound with an advanced mammary tumor given days to live and a dog who suffered a bullet wound to its head. In addition to her day-to-day role as a veterinary nurse at Russell Ridge Animal Hospital, Angel has helped organize an annual 5K event to grow contributions for the CARE Fund, hosted a pet pictures with Santa event and maintained the clinic’s active social media presence. Angel’s compassionate care for animals is inspiring to the next generation of animal lovers and advocates.