New Orleans Veterinarian Honored by Westminster Kennel Club

NEW ORLEANS — The Westminster Kennel Club has named New Orleans veterinarian Treyton Diggs “Veterinarian of the Year.” Diggs was selected from a pool of more than 200 nominees for his “values, dedication, and moral compass in animal care,” according to a WKC spokesperson. The nonprofit organization will donate $10,000 in his name to Not One More Vet, an organization that supports veterinary professionals.

“The Westminster Kennel Club is proud to continue its longstanding tradition of prioritizing the veterinary community, in both canine health and professionals’ mental well-being, through its Veterinarian of the Year Award,” said Dr. Donald Sturz, president of the Westminster Kennel Club, which is the nation’s oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to the sport of showing dogs.

Diggs received his DVM from Tuskegee University, and he was trained in small animal internal medicine, cardiology, emergency care, critical care, neurology, neurosurgery, surgery, dentistry and radiology. After completing his studies, Diggs returned home to Louisiana to the VCA Causeway Animal Hospital. He founded AllStar Animal Clinic in 2013.

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“I am truly humbled and honored to have been selected for such a prestigious award from the Westminster Kennel Club, which significantly highlights my career and who I strive to be personally and professionally,” said Diggs. “I share this award with my amazing colleagues who stand shoulder-to-shoulder with me in making a difference, and validating the impact of veterinary medicine while simultaneously teaching our children and students that dreams accompanied with dedication, perseverance, and grit can become a reality.”

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