AAHA staff adviser wins pet industry award

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Dr. Heather Loenser, the American Animal Hospital Association’s staff veterinary adviser for professional and public affairs, received the Excellence in Journalism and Outstanding Contributions to the Pet Industry Award from the American Pet Products Association and Pet Industry Distributors Association. She accepted the award March 17 in Orlando, Florida, at the Global Pet Expo.

Dr. Loenser spent almost a decade practicing emergency veterinary medicine. She joined AAHA staff in 2015 after serving several years on the AAHA board of directors. She makes frequent media appearances on behalf of AAHA to share her expertise on AAHA accreditation, animal behavior and lifestyle, and emergency medicine as well as tips on pet health. She also is a guest blogger for websites on pet health.