Victoria Hampshire

In 2004, Dr. Hampshire was a veterinarian working for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), monitoring drug interactions in animals and had received numerous accolades for her work. Dr. Hampshire discovered that a popular heartworm medication for dogs was killing hundreds of animals. Her analysis and reports pulled the drug off the market. Drug maker Wyeth Pharmaceuticals then conducted a smear campaign against her and used its influence with the FDA to have her criminally investigated. However, Government Accountability Project represented Dr. Hampshire and the Senate found clear instances of retaliation against her. Despite the FDA and Wyeth’s attempts to silence her, Dr. Hampshire was named  Public Health Service’s Veterinarian of the Year.