Practices Win KNOW Heartworms Campaign Contest, Raise Awareness of HARD
The KNOW Heartworms campaign has announced the winners of the Veterinary Hospital Awareness Contest. The contest recognized the top four practices participating in the KNOW Heartworms campaign, which was developed to raise awareness of feline heartworm disease and Heartworm Associated Respiratory Disease (HARD). Practices were encouraged to enter the contest to showcase how they used the KNOW Heartworms materials to educate their clients and community.
VCA Hemingway held a Feline Heartworm Awareness Day with a latte and smoothie bar. Clients were invited to have a complimentary beverage, browse informational handouts and discuss heartworms with staff. "We were ecstatic to find out we won third place in a nationwide contest. We were especially happy because we are a huge supporter of heartworm awareness and prevention, and this was our reward for working so hard on promoting something we truly believe in," said Tania Nochimson, VCA Hemingway Hospital Manager.
Though the contest is over, the practices will continue the KNOW Heartworms campaign. Staff members at each practice have pledged to keep educating cat owners and encouraging them to put their cats on prevention.