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2 0 1 7
Betty Hoover-Retiring Executive Director, Humane Society of El Paso •
Special Recognition-
Ken Waldrup, DVM, MS, PhD, Zoonosis Control,
Texas Department of State Health Services

2 0 1 6
Eye Care for Animals-25 Years of Service to El Paso

2 0 1 5
Eleanor Ann Schoenbrun-Volunteer and Animal Activist •
Veterinary Legends of the Southwest-
Jerry Simmons, DVM,
Pioneer of Veterinary Practice Brokerage/Appraisal

2 0 1 4
Pets Alive-El Paso • Special Recognition-Barbara Jeffords Crews, DVM

2 0 1 3
Orlando Garza, Jr., DVM-East El Paso Animal Hospital

2 0 1 2
Ken Okada-Animal Advocate

2 0 1 1
J. Brandy Gardes-Lifelong Animal Rescuer/Rehabilitator

2 0 1 0
Bonnie Henson-Animal Health and Welfare Benefactor and Volunteer •
Special Recognition-
Robert Rohrbaugh, DVM

2 0 0 9
Jessie Miller, ACHE-Animal Cruelty Heartline of El Paso •
Special Recognition-
Gary McCrory, McCrory Pharmacy •
Veterinary Legends of the Southwest-
Horst Schreck, DVM, posthumously

2 0 0 8
Dr. Mark Cox, El Abrigado Animal Hospital •
Special Recognition-
Marino Mendoza, Veterinary Technician,
McRae Animal Hospital

2 0 0 7
Beto O’Rourke, El Paso City Council Representative and
Animal Health/Welfare Advocate • Special Recognition-
Sue Loessberg,
full-time Humane Society of El Paso volunteer for 17 years • Veterinary Legends
of the Southwest-
Sue Zarges, DVM, Zarges Animal Hospital and
the region’s first woman veterinarian

2 0 0 6
Dr. Guy Johnsen, Johnsen Animal Hospital •
Special Recognition-
John A. Sproul, Jr., Wildlife Biologist, Restoration Ecologist
and Environmental Advocate • Veterinary Legends of the Southwest-
John M. Broadwell, DVM, posthumously

2 0 0 5
ClearChannel Outdoor • Special Recognition-Patricia Roberts,
Founder, Greyhound Pets of America-Lone Star Greyhounds •
Veterinary Legends of the Southwest-
Dr. Bob Butchofsky

2 0 0 4
KTSM NewsChannel 9, NBC Affiliate • Special Recognition-Jim Kluetz,
El Paso City/County Animal Shelter Advisory Committee Member
and Liaison for the 2004 Animal Shelter

2 0 0 3
Patricia L. Palafox, Attorney/Mediator and Animal Welfare Activist •
Special Recognition-
Brad Cooper, EPVMA Deco Dog Designer

2 0 0 2
Michelle J. Brown, Hollyglen Communications •
Special Recognition-
Jeannemarie “Brandy” Gardes

2 0 0 1
Charles Hooten, Former El Paso County Commissioner •
Special Recognition-
Gerald and Stanlee Rubin

2 0 0 0
Animal Rescue League • Special Recognitions-Cindy Gongaware,
Humane Society of El Paso; Tom McCabe, DVM, Northeast Veterinary Clinic

1 9 9 9
Valley Feed Pet Food Centers • Special Recognition-Sandy Connor,
Program Coordinator, Therapet Eldercare of El Paso

1 9 9 8
Alfred P. Gonzalez, El Paso County Extension Agent •
Special Recognition-
Jim Stratton, Pharmaceutical Representative

1 9 9 7
El Paso Zoo • Special Recognitions-Kim Curlin, posthumously;
Andres Morales, Veterinary Technician

1 9 9 6
Evret C. Newman, DVM • Special Recognition-Banquet Corporate Sponsors

1 9 9 5
Therapet Eldercare • Special Recognition-Southwest Diagnostics

1 9 9 4
Therapeutic Horsemanship of El Paso
Special Recognition-
Chihuahuan Desert Wildlife Rescue

mmmmmmmmmn1 9 9 3MIParagon Cable
mmmmmmmmmn1 9 9 2MIBorder Patrol Canine Unit
mmmmmmmmmn1 9 9 1MnLea Hutchinson, DVM
mmmmmmmmmn1 9 9 0MIHumane Society of El Paso
mmmmmmmmmn1 9 8 9MIJim Koschmann, DVM
mmmmmmmmmn1 9 8 8MiBob Becker, Sr. and Jr., El Paso Veterinary Supply
mmmmmmmmmn1 9 8 7MIHelen Bigelow, Rehabilitator
mmmmmmmmmn1 9 8 6MIKDBC-TV 4, CBS Affiliate (Bill Mitchell)

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