NEW YORK, March 31, 2008-The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced that Dr. Robert W. Reisman, Medical Coordinator of Animal Cruelty Cases at the ASPCA Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital, was named Veterinarian of the Year by the Veterinary Medical Association of New York City (VMANYC).
was honored during the organization's annual awards ceremony at the Water Club
in Manhattan on Saturday, March 29, 2008.
Dr. Reisman was recognized for his work on behalf of animal cruelty cases at the ASPCA, where he handles a caseload averaging 300 animals each year, and for his service as president of VMANYC in 2007 and as veterinary editor of the VMANYC newsletter from 2001 to the present.
"I am very proud of Dr. Reisman's
continued excellence in the management and caretaking of cases of abuse and neglect that, unfortunately, pass through our doors every day."
Dr. Reisman joined the ASPCA in 1988 as a clinician.
As the organization's Humane Law Enforcement program has expanded, he
has provided invaluable support to the animals under his
For 15 years, he was an associate adjunct professor at LaGuardia Community College, where he taught radiology, introduction to veterinary technology and anatomy.
He also served on the school's advisory committee.
A graduate of the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University, Dr. Reisman has contributed chapters to several texts, including Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, and Animal Abuse (Purdue University Press; 1999) and Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff (Wiley-Blackwell; 2004).
No stranger to honors, he
has received many distinctions for his
dedication, including the ASPCA
's Angel Award, the Merit Award from VMANYC
and the Maxwell Medallion from the Dog Writers Association of America
"It is truly a humbling experience to be recognized by my illustrious peers in New York City," said Dr. Reisman