AskTheCatDoctor.com Recognized by About.com Readers' Choice Awards as 2012's Best Website about Cat Health

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Shelby Neely, VMD, has received About.com's 2012 Readers' Choice Award in the category of Best Website About Cat Health for her website, AskTheCatDoctor.com.

AskTheCatDoctor.com Chosen as Best Cat Health Website

AskTheCatDoctor.com Chosen as Best Cat Health Website

Considering that there are thousands of cat websites across the internet, I feel very honored to have received such an award. More importantly, the fact that this was an award chosen by readers, not a panel of judges, means the world to me.

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Philadelphia area cat veterinarian, Shelby Neely, VMD, has received About.com's 2012 Readers' Choice Award in the category of Best Website about Cat Health for her website, AskTheCatDoctor.com. This honor is bestowed upon the website that best presents cat health care information at no cost in a professional manner, but in language that the average lay person can understand. The category is reserved for informational websites maintained by veterinary colleges, universities or individual veterinarians.

In her newsletter, Mews from The Cat Doctor, an elated Dr. Neely wrote, “Considering that there are thousands of cat websites across the internet, I feel very honored to have received such an award. More importantly, the fact that this was an award chosen by readers, not a panel of judges, means the world to me.”

Franny Syufy, About.Com Cats Guide, posted, "AskTheCatDoctor surged ahead quickly and coasted to an easy victory with 85% of the vote. The award absolutely couldn't have gone to a more deserving person. I have learned so much already from the short time I have been visiting the website."

Christopher, a recent visitor to the website, expressed the sentiment that drove the website to a landslide victory: "Dr. Neely, I feel I must take a moment to thank you and tell you how very much appreciated you are. Before I found your website here, I tried in vain searching the internet to find someone who would answer a few concerns I had about my kitties without charging me what I consider to be a lot of money for 30 seconds of their time. You are the only Cat Doctor I've found who gives of yourself this way, and I can't thank you enough for your kindness and generosity. I don't know you and will likely never have the honor of meeting you, but it's obvious to me you are a wonderful person. I thank you and my kitties thank you! (Lovie, Leah, Lily, Flower, Zaphod, C.C., Beau Beau & Spencer. All rescues)."

About Shelby Neely, VMD
Cat parents throughout the Philadelphia area have known Dr. Shelby Neely for over 20 years as their trusted feline veterinarian. She has owned a cats-only veterinary hospital in Philadelphia's Main Line Suburbs since graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, and has recently returned to specializing in house calls for cats.

Despite her active veterinary practice, Dr. Neely is the writer, editor and webmaster of AskTheCatDoctor.com as well as 5 other websites. She is also the author of “From Rugs to Hugs,” an ebook written to help cat owners address their cat elimination problems. Dr. Neely’s highly anticipated book providing a complete guide to cat health will be published later this year, along with a memoir she is co-authoring with her daughter.

Dr. Neely is also a guest blogger for PetTravelExperts.com, consulting veterinarian and on-air specialist for FURminator, Inc., and the author of numerous articles for other websites, newspapers and magazines, including various Cat Fancier websites, Philly Fit Pet Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, and Mainliner News.

Dr. Neely is also the Producer of Ask The Cat Doctor's YouTube channel and was the Associate Producer and Music Director for a national cable television music series produced by United Feature Syndicate, and Assistant to the Producer of the original Dr. Ruth show at WNEW Metromedia Channel 5 in New York. She has been interviewed by numerous newspapers and radio and TV stations including The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Daily Times, The Main Line Times, Channel 6 ABC and Channel 10 NBC Prime Time News, Glamour, Changing Times, The New York Times, and Main Line Life magazine.

Dr. Neely has written lecture material and prepared audio/video aids for numerous presentations to schools, YMCA's, retirement homes, nursing homes, children's clubs, Adult Business Organizations, Girl Scouts, High School Career Days, and for veterinary hospital tours for local schools. She has also been a guest lecturer at Barnes and Nobles Book Store and Borders Book Store and at numerous colleges and universities throughout the United States.

About AskTheCatDoctor.com
Founded in 2007, AskTheCatDoctor.com has over 1000 pages of information on cats health, including answers to readers’ cat health questions. The site is written exclusively by Dr. Neely and has provided information about feline illnesses, symptoms, and cat behavior for cat lovers in over 150 countries around the world, including areas where veterinary care for feline health problems is not readily available.

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For more information including interview requests or speaking engagements, contact:
Nicole Rogers
Tel:     610.449.2287
E-mail: press(at)askthecatdoctor(dot)com
http://www.askthecatdoctor.com/press.html

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