Dr. Bryan Waldridge of Park Equine Hospital near Lexington, Ky., is one of five finalists for a national veterinary award. Waldridge, who volunteers his services at Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement facility, is up for the American Hero Veterinarian Award presented by Zoetis.
Waldridge has worked at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital and Kentucky Equine Research and served as a treating vet at the Olympic Games in Atlanta and worked in a regulatory capacity at the Breeders' Cup.
The public can vote for Waldridge at http://herovetawards.org/vote/.
The award is described on the organization's website this way:
For millions of Americans, animals are not just their best friends, but their heroes. Behind almost every hero pet (and millions more animals) is a hero veterinarian or hero veterinary nurse. These often little-known benefactors save and improve the lives of our two- and four-legged best friends in many ways, and the American Humane Hero Veterinarian and Hero Veterinary Nurse Awards™, presented by Zoetis Petcare, honor 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 technician/nurse will be flown to Los Angeles to be honored as part of the 2019 American Humane Hero Dog Awards® which will be taped for a national television broadcast on Hallmark Channel later in the 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.
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