Outstanding Faculty Member Receives Veterinarian of the Year Award

What an honor! Dr. Karen Hershberger-Braker, full-time instructor in the veterinary technology program at Globe University-Madison West, has been awarded the Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Association’s (WVTA) Veterinarian of the Year Award at this year’s WVTA Fall Convention.

This award is presented annually to veterinarians who demonstrate outstanding support for vet techs and help to advance the field.

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Dr. Karen Hershberger-Braker (middle) hosting the Dane County Friends of Ferals’ monthly spay/neuter clinic.

“We congratulate Dr. Hershberger-Braker on this great achievement,” said Jamie Buenzli, campus director at Globe University-Madison West. “We are all very proud to have her as a teammate at Madison West and appreciate her dedication to the community, our school and our students.”

Everyone at Globe University is very proud and grateful to have Dr. Hershberger-Braker a part of the staff! She contributes to the community, helps animals and guides our students to become certified veterinary technicians.

Dr. Hershberger-Braker graduated from Harvard University in 2004 with a Ph.D. in virology, and is a 2010 graduate of the University of Wisconsin’s School of Veterinary Medicine.

She has been a faculty member of the veterinary technology program at Globe University-Madison West since 2011. She also serves as the clinic supervisor for Dane County Friends of Ferals’ monthly spay/neuter clinics—which are hosted by Globe University-Madison West or Madison College—and has responsibilities during both the preparation and operation of the clinics.

“It is an honor to be recognized by the Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Association,” said Dr. Hershberger-Braker. “Both educating and volunteering are very important to me, and my hope is to inspire others entering into the field of veterinary medicine.”