Oakland, California Veterinarian, Dr. Gary Richter, is a finalist for America’s Favorite Veterinarian, an annual contest that celebrates relationships between veterinarians and their communities.
America’s Favorite Veterinarian, now in its third year, is held by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. A panel of judges selected Richter as a top twenty finalist from five hundred client-submitted nominations.
According to their website, the contest is open to Veterinarians practicing in all areas of veterinary medicine, such as a health care, medical research, food safety, public health, government services and academia.
Richter’s nomination was sent in by client Lori Solay for his dedication as an educator and an advocate for the health and well-being of animals and their owners. Her essay submission included profound testimonials to Richter’s passion: “He dedicates himself to voraciously learning the newest science and technology to give his clients the best care,” and, “He is a tireless advocate and is constantly educating the public through public service events, workshops, and online education.”
“It is an incredible honor to be nominated and I am humbled to be included with my peers,” expressed Richter on being chosen. “Being recognized for doing what I love every day is gratifying. It is a privilege to work with patients, their families, my dedicated staff and the community to provide the very best veterinary care.”
The veterinarian’s responses to questions about their practice and professional philosophy also factored into the decision, as well as their ability to “embrace and advance the well-being and medical care of animals.”
By blending Western and alternative medicine, Richter realized he could help animals live longer and better lives. “The integration of the two is really where the proverbial magic tends to happen,” states Richter. He is certified in veterinary acupuncture and is a certified veterinary chiropractor. His staff is educated on the importance of the well-being of pet owners as well as their pets.
The honor follows a long list of awards and accolades for Richter, an honors graduate of the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine. In addition to his two medical practices, Montclair Veterinary Hospital and Holistic Veterinary Care and Rehabilitation Center, he founded a non-profit, The Pet and Wildlife Fund to provide free care for sick or injured animals. Richter also serves as the California Veterinary Medical Association’s Alameda County veterinary disaster response coordinator.
The winner of America’s Favorite Veterinarian will be decided by popular vote on the AVMF website and announced in September. Prizes include: $500, registration to the 2016 AVMA Convention in San Antonio including two night’s hotel accommodations, up to $500 in travel expenses, inclusion on the AVMF website for one year and a community celebration at their clinic. Nominating winners will receive an animal lover’s gift pack.
To learn more about Dr. Gary Richter, visit his website: http://www.HolisticVetCare.com
Daily voting for America’s Favorite Veterinarian is open until September 1st. To vote, visit the AVMF website.
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