Dr. Tom Thompson from the Thompson Animal Medical Center (TAMC) in La Crosse received a citizen award from the Wisconsin Professional Police Association (WPPA).
Dr. Thompson has been volunteering his veterinary services to care for the La Crosse Police Department’s four K-9 partners.
Dr Thompson approached the La Crosse Police Department in 2007 when it received its first K-9 partner. La Crosse police said Thompson and his team, which includes Dr. Jean Heyt and Dr. Gary Wiegel, now care for the Department’s four K-9 partners: K-9 Ralph and Office Tony LeQue, K-9 Grumman and Investigator Ron Second, K-9 Brutus and Office Casey Rossman, and K-9 Zaback and Officer Trenton Bowe.
“They’ve provided vaccinations, allergy, heartworm, tick, and flea medications; treated bee stings and broken teeth; completed annual check-ups and emergency visits; and they have done this at no cost to the department,” La Crosse police stated on a La Crosse PD Newsroom post.
Dr. Thompson received the 2014 Citizen’s Award at the WPPA’s 82nd Annual Convention on Saturday, May 31 in the Wisconsin Dells.