Kim Sherman, a certified veterinary technician in the Ophthalmology service at UW Veterinary Care, has received the 2017 Veterinary Technician of the Year Award from the Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Association (WVTA). This prestigious award is presented each year to technicians who demonstrate outstanding leadership and support for veterinary technicians and the advancement of the field of veterinary technology.
Sherman was nominated by Ellison Bentley, DVM, DAVCO, a long-time colleague and member of the UW Veterinary Care Ophthalmology Team. “I feel very gratified and flattered that Dr. Bentley nominated me and feel very fortunate and honored to be recognized by the WVTA,” says Sherman.
When asked what qualities a good vet tech should demonstrate, she added, “For me, everything revolves around working together harmoniously. We all know what needs to happen and we all work toward that goal. On a daily basis, it’s about communicating with team members and clients and paying attention to the details. If I am doing my job well, my work is invisible.”
Sherman is a graduate of the UW-Madison College of Letters & Science and the Jefferson College Veterinary Technician Program in St. Louis, Missouri.
The WVTA is a non-profit organization that promotes professionalism, ethical behavior, and continuing education among veterinary technicians as well as public awareness of the field.