Source: dvm360

The 2023 Innovator of the Year Award winners, Philip J. Bergman, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Oncology), and Ellen M. Carozza LVT, VTS(CP-Feline), were recognized at the Fetch dvm360 conference in Long Beach, California. The award, presented by dvm360 and Chewy Health, acknowledged the significant contributions of these Veterinary professionals. Dr. Bergman, the director of clinical studies for VCA Animal Hospitals, has been a pioneer in Veterinary oncology for over 30 years, notably contributing to the development of the ONCEPT Canine Melanoma Vaccine.

Ellen Carozza, a Veterinary technician specializing in feline medicine, founded The Chris Griffey Memorial Feline Foundation, providing care for at-risk kittens. Both winners received donations of $5000 from Chewy Health for charities of their choice, with Dr. Bergman choosing Not One More Vet and Carozza selecting The Chris Griffey Memorial Feline Foundation. Chewy Health also presented hand-painted portraits and customized trophies to the winners.

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