The 2014 HAHF Annual Dinner – An Evening of Entertainment and an Exciting Unveiling!

150 members of the veterinary community gathered for the 2014 Annual Dinenr

150 Members of the Veterinary Community Gathered for the 2014 Annual Dinner

More than 150 animal lovers and members of the veterinary community gathered on Saturday, May 3 at the Mainsail Conference Center for the Hillsborough Animal Health Foundation’s 2014 Annual Dinner.

There was plenty of entertainment with a raffle, silent auction and a hilarious comedy routine from The Funny Vet, Dr. Dean Scott.

Several students were nominated by their schools for the HAHF Outstanding Student of the Year Award. The awards went to: Danielle Marks from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, Richard Quartararo from St.Petersburg Community College Veterinary Technician Program, and Ashley Sanchez from Hillsborough Community College Veterinary Technician Program. These students were also given a scholarship in addition to their award for their dedication and outstanding performance in the field of veterinary medicine.  The Foundation also recognized two Foundation doctors who passed away over the last year, Dr. Powell Anderson and Dr. Stu Rosenberg.

A Canine Companions for Independence service dog was named the 2014 ‘Brie’ Outstanding Service Dog of the Year. This year it went to LaRue II, who is a hearing dog for her partner Cynitha Moynihan.

LaRue II & handler Cynthia Moynihan awarded the 2014 Brie Service Dog of the Year Award.

LaRue II & handler Cynthia Moynihan awarded the 2014 ‘Brie’ Outstanding Service Dog of the Year Award.

LaRue will not only have the honorable title of service dog of the year, but was also donated a year’s worth of dog food by Hill’s Pet Nutrition for her service and dedication to Cynthia.

The HAHF was also excited to unveil their new non-profit Charitable Clinic: Vets for PetsThis clinic is unlike most other “non-profit” clinics in the fact that all clients will be required to demonstrate need to qualify for care. The clinic’s mission is to help those who rely on financial assistance to care for their pets. Although this is a charitable clinic, patient care and appropriate protocols will not be compromised, and when appropriate, the charitable hospital will direct clients back to member clinics.

HAHF Future Charitable Clinic

HAHF Future Charitable Clinic


The clinic is scheduled to open by the end of June 2014, and will be located in east Tampa.

We will continue to update as more details become available.







View more fun photos from this years event!

Again, we would like to thank our wonderful sponsors, without their gracious support the Annual Dinner would not be possible.




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