In addition to her private practice serving companion animals and wildlife, Dr. Holly Cheever presents programs to elementary through college level students on environmental and animal welfare issues.
She also is a regular lecturer at veterinary schools, providing mentoring in the practice of veterinary medicine with an emphasis on animal welfare. She serves as a consultant for local, state, and national animal protection organizations and assists law officers in animal abuse cases, both by lecturing to them on how to implement the New York State’s anti-cruelty laws effectively and by serving as an expert witness for the prosecution.
For her work in helping to prevent animal cruelty, Dr. Cheever has won awards from the New York State Troopers, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and the Humane Society of the United States. She was named Veterinarian of the Year by the New York State Humane Association in 1991 and was Good Housekeeping’s veterinary columnist from 1997 – 2001.
Dr. Cheever is a founding member of the Leadership Council of the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association and is also Vice President of the New York State Humane Association.
Dr. Cheever was educated at Harvard University and at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University.