Meet the 2022 American Hero Veterinary Nurse, Cheri Herschell! – American Humane


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 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 buddies day by 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 provides immeasurable contributions to Disaster Middle North and its PAWS for Empowerment Program. She trains CCN employees on applicable interactions with working canine 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 canine, 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 provides shows for veterinary employees and college students concerning the intersectionality of human and animal abuse. Cheri’s 15 years of expertise working as a veterinary nurse enable her to make connections with communities which performs a useful function in holding 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 function as advocates within the struggle in opposition to household violence. The shows not solely inform veterinary employees 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 find out how to help victims to get assist.

Cheri is taking her message to a nationwide veterinary viewers, which can encourage veterinarians to associate 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.


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