AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) funded researcher Cindy Otto, DVM, PhD, of the University of Pennsylvania was presented with an American flag flown in Afghanistan in recognition of her commitment to the health of working dogs.

The flag was presented to Dr. Otto by Major Janice L. Baker, US Army Veterinary Corps. While Major Baker could not provide the specifics of the mission under which the flag was flown, she informed Dr. Otto that they “carried this flag and displayed it proudly over some of the most hostile areas of the country in support of missions utilizing military working dogs, in honor of you and your colleagues, who are dedicated to the medicine, research and promotion of health of working dogs.”