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Know an outstanding Veterinarian or Veterinary Nurse/Technician? 

OCPAW is proud to support:

The annual American Humane Hero Veterinarian and Hero Veterinary Nurse Awards™, sponsored by Zoetis, honor the heroes who dedicate their lives to making a difference in animals’ lives through delivery of outstanding veterinary care.

Honor the Hero Veterinarian and Hero Veterinary Nurse/Technician in Your Animal’s Life!

Nominate them for the 2022 American Humane Hero Veterinarian and Hero Veterinary Nurse Awards™, presented by Zoetis. Nominations will remain open until 12pm Pacific Time on May 19, 2022.

Their blue-ribbon panel of judges will choose the top five veterinarians and five veterinary nurses. The ten finalists will then be announced when public voting opens on July 28, 2022, and they will compete for the title of American Hero Veterinarian and American Hero Veterinary Nurse. 

The winning vet and vet nurse will be honored later this fall.


A researcher in a laboratory, spending long hours to find the cure for hip dysplasia and feline leukemia, or ways to lower the numbers of adoptable animals abandoned each year.


Always there when our furry, winged, or scaled friends are sick, injured or need fast help from an expert who is never too tired to come to the clinic, the farm, or home to bring hope and healing.


Trained rescue workers rushing in to provide life-saving services to animals after a disaster, providing services during COVID-19,  an illegal breeder seizure, shelter takeover, or animal-fighting raid; these heroes are always ready to help.

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