Every year, an estimated 170,000 horses in the United States are subject to improper care, abuse or neglect. The Bayer Animal Health Legend of the Year Award recognizes veterinary professionals who provide equitarian aid or exceptional care for horses in need.
In 2011, Dr. Tonya Molby of Suttons Bay has been selected as the recipient for her efforts in helping create the Michigan Equine Foundation. The foundation assists horses and their owners with veterinary care and hay when facing economic hardship. Dr. Molby remarked “It’s such an honor to receive the Bayer Animal Health Legend of the Year Award. It is very meaningful that this is in recognition of something that is such a large part of my life.”
A $5,000 donation in her name will go to the Foundation, and you can learn more about Dr. Molby and her practice at the Equine Veterinary Services of Leelanau website.