Petplan Pet Insurance’s Veterinarian of the Year Nominations Open

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America’s #1 Pet Insurance provider launches search to find America’s favorite vet

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We are beyond thrilled to not only celebrate America’s favorite vet among his or her peers at home, but also on the international stage.

Petplan, America’s #1 rated pet insurance provider, recently announced that it is conducting a nationwide search for four-legged best friends’ “best friend” and is now accepting nominations for its inaugural “Vet of the Year” award.

The Vet of the Year award seeks to honor vets who have gone above and beyond to provide pets with an exceptional level of health care and their parents with exemplary customer service; in essence, a veterinarian who is part of the family.

The winning veterinarian and his or her guest will be flown, all expenses paid, to the UK in April to accept their award at the Vet of the Year Awards, held in tandem with the 2012 World Veterinary Congress and hosted by Petplan UK – the world’s oldest and largest pet insurance provider and Petplan’s sister company.

“The World Veterinary Congress is one of the world’s most prestigious veterinary events, and so naturally there is no better setting for us to kick off our annual awards to recognize the exceptional caring, passion, dedication and service of America’s veterinarians,“ says Petplan co-founder and co-CEO Natasha Ashton. “We are beyond thrilled to not only celebrate America’s favorite vet among his or her peers at home, but also on the international stage.”

Two and four-legged members of the general public are welcome to submit nominations. “Admittedly,” comments Ashton, “pet parents may have to help their four-legged family members type. Though, I’ve certainly seen our Birman cat, Bodey, make more than one valiant attempt to make ‘edits’ while I’m typing away!”

The Petplan Vet of the Year Awards will be judged by a panel comprised of prominent pet health professionals and veterinarians. Petplan’s Dog-in-Chief, Wellington, will oversee the nomination and judging process.

Three finalists will be announced at the Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas (Feb. 19-24), and the winner will be notified in early March.

As an added bonus to pet parents, everyone who nominates a vet will be entered to win a $500 PetSmart® gift card. To submit a nomination, visit or call 1-866-467-3875. Nominations close on Jan. 1, 2012.

Top-rated pet insurance provider, Petplan, is the only pet insurance company to have been included on Inc. Magazine’s list of 500 fastest-growing, privately held companies in America. Petplan’s fully customizable policies provide coverage for all hereditary and congenital conditions for the life of the pet as standard, and meet the coverage requirements and budget for pets of all/any age. Petplan policies are underwritten by AGCS Marine Insurance Company, a member of the Allianz Group, rated A+ by A.M. Best (2010). For information, about Petplan pet insurance, visit or call 1-866-467-3875.


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