Dr. Catalina Cabrera works with Nepalese officials to improve food safety and production in Nepal.
Dr. Catalina Cabrera works with Nepalese officials to improve food safety and production in Nepal.

A California veterinarian recently earned a national honor for her volunteer work in Nepal.

Dr. Catalina Cabrera, a staff veterinarian in the Livestock Herd Health and Reproduction Service with UC-Davis, was recently presented with the President’s Volunteer Service Award, a prestigious national honor for her volunteer work, according to a news release. As one of 73 volunteers nationwide to receive the award, Dr. Cabrera was recognized for her more than 70 hours of service on international assignments in Nepal, the release said.

During her time in Nepal in August 2014, Dr. Cabrera trained young faculty, scientists and officers from various agencies and institutions in regards to infertility management in cattle to improve food safety and sustainable food animal production, the release said.

Established in 2003, the President’s Volunteer Service Award is available on an annual basis to individuals, groups and families who have met or exceeded requirements for volunteer service and have demonstrated exemplary citizenship through volunteering.

The award is issued by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, a group created by President George W. Bush to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making to the nation.