The Kansas Animal Response Team was recognized by the KC Animal Health Corridor and its partners at the Corridor’s annual Homecoming Dinner in Kansas City on Monday, August 20, 2018. The dinner is an exclusive gathering of animal health industry leaders from around the world to celebrate global industry successes and growth. The Corridor presented KS SART with the 2018 Spirit of Service Award to recognize work in the development of regional animal disaster preparation and response across Kansas. The award came with a $15,000 check and a video about the work. The video, created by the Corridor and premiered at the dinner, will be available to the Team to promote its work in the future. Organizations sponsoring the award were dvm360, Animalytix, and NAVC Publishing. Representing KS SART to receive the award was Mary Prewitt, President; Ingrid Trevino-Garrison, Vide-President and board member Peggy Oertwig.  “We are very honored and grateful to receive this award from the Corridor and the sponsors” said Mary Prewitt.

Thank you to the interviewees:  Dr Christen Skaer, Tammy Ritchie and Nadine Conner.