Department Veterinarian Honored with Prestigious National Award for His Dedication to the Health and Welfare of Animals
Received Honor at Event Aired on the Hallmark Channel, Photo Below and Video Here
State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today congratulated Dr. David M. Chico, VMD, M.P.H., on receiving the 2018 American Humane Hero Veterinarian Award. This prestigious national honor is awarded to a veterinary professional who is dedicated to the betterment of the health and welfare of animals and the promotion of the human-animal bond. Dr. Chico, who has worked with the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets’ Division of Animal Industry for 14 years, received the Hero Award – after getting tens of thousands of votes – at an event aired on the Hallmark Channel.