PetRays Veterinary Telemedicine Consultants Named Finalist in Five Categories in 6th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business

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PetRays Veterinary Telemedicine Consultants was named a Finalist in the 6th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business in the five categories, "Best Entrepreneur," "Best Overall Company of the Year," "Best Young Entrepreneur," "Fastest-Growing Company of the Year," and "Most Innovative Company of the Year."

Being named a Finalist in The Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an important achievement

PetRays Veterinary Telemedicine Consultants (PetRays) was named a Finalist in the 6th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business in the five categories, "Best Entrepreneur," "Best Overall Company of the Year," "Best Young Entrepreneur," "Fastest-Growing Company of the Year," and "Most Innovative Company of the Year."

PetRays earned its finalists status in part due to its highly innovative infrastructure and dedicated staff and management team that make Board Certified veterinary specialists available to virtually every veterinary clinic in the world. PetRays was founded in 2006 and has rapidly become the recognized leader in veterinary telemedicine. PetRays specialists provide consultations to clients in all 50 states, Canada, Australia, and Europe.

Individual finalist nominations are for Melissa Fields Tugwell, co-founder in two categories, "Best Entrepreneur - Service Businesses - Up to 100 Employees - Health Products and Services" and "Best Young Entrepreneur ." PetRays was also named a finalist in three categories, "Best Overall Company of the Year," "Fastest-Growing Company of the Year," and "Most Innovative Company of the Year."

PetRays finalist categories in the 2009 Stevie Awards for Women in Business are for performance in the eligibility year 2008. In 2008, PetRays revenues increased by 397% compared to the prior year. PetRays customer base also grew proportionally by increasing 355% in 2008. This remarkable growth continues into 2009 as well.

"We are honored and proud to have earned finalist status in five categories at the Stevie Awards," said Frank Powell, a PetRays board member. "The hard work, dedication, and sacrifices made by the entire PetRays team are contributory to PetRays success in meeting its mission of providing the highest quality health care to animals all over the world."

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, and the companies they run - worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world's premier business awards.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word "crowned," winners will be announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis hotel in New York on Friday, November 13. Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the U.S.A and several other countries are expected to attend. The presentations will be broadcast live on radio in the U.S.A. by the Business TalkRadio Network.

More than 1,100 entries were submitted this year for consideration in 54 categories, including Best Executive, Best Entrepreneur, and Best Community Involvement Program

Finalists were chosen by business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging.
Members of the Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs will select Stevie Award winners from among the Finalists during final judging.

"Being named a Finalist in The Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an important achievement," said Michael Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards. "It means that independent business executives have agreed that the nominee is worthy of recognition. We congratulate all of the Finalists on their achievement and wish them well in the competition."

Details about The Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at http://www.stevieawards.com/women.

About PetRays Veterinary Telemedicine Cunsultants:
The veterinary telemedicine consulting services offered by PetRays are specifically designed to help veterinarians improve the speed and quality of animal healthcare. Our Board Certified Veterinary Specialists are available 24/7 to interpret X-ray, Ultrasound, CT and MRI exams. PetRays guarantees STAT radiology reports in 30 minutes or less, and routine radiology reports are delivered within 3 hours.

PetRays also offers specialty consults in Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Oncology, and Neurology. PetRays is an efficient, trusted resource; enabling important, lifesaving, clinical decisions to be made in a timely manner. PetRays offers a free service trial. Learn more about PetRays at http://www.petrays.com.

New clients can sign-up for PetRays service on line at http://petrays.radrequest.com/signup/

About The Stevie Awards:
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at http://www.stevieawards.com

Sponsors of the 6th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business (as of October 9) include the Business TalkRadio Network, Covario, Inc., and KeyBank. Localization partner of the 2009 Stevie Awards is Lionbridge.

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