Globe University Faculty Member Receives Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Association’s Veterinarian of the Year Award

MADISON, Wis. (Oct. 8, 2014) – Dr. Karen Hershberger-Braker, full-time instructor in the veterinary technology program at Globe University-Madison West, has been selected to receive the Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Association’s (WVTA) Veterinarian of the Year Award. This award is presented annually to veterinarians who demonstrate outstanding support for veterinary technicians and the advancement of the field of veterinary technology.

“We congratulate Dr. Hershberger-Braker on this great achievement,” says Jamie Buenzli, campus director for 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.”

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,” says 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.”

Dr. Hershberger-Braker will receive the award at this year’s WVTA Fall Convention held at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison on Friday, Oct. 10 at 11:30 a.m.

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