Best of Breed: Barking Up a Storm for Petplan’s Annual Veterinary Awards

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New Categories Added to Awards Honoring North America's Pet Health Heroes

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Does your pet have a two-legged best friend at your veterinary clinic? Do you work with an outstanding veterinary technician, practice manager or receptionist? Do you know a very special pet parent who would give their right paw for furry friends? Recognize them by nominating them for a 2015 Veterinary Award!

Petplan – North America's best-loved pet insurance provider – is now seeking nominations for the 2015 awards, which honor the dedicated and exceptional pet health heroes who make purr-fect care their daily mission, and provide paw-sitively outstanding customer service to furry friends and their families.

More than 1,400 nominations have been submitted so far, but with one month to go Petplan is hoping to collar even more positively paw-some nominees for the 2015 awards!

All American and Canadian pet parents – including vets and their staff – are encouraged to nominate their pet’s favorite health heroes in the following categories:

  •     Veterinarian of the Year
  •     Veterinary Technician of the Year
  •     Practice Manager of the Year
  •     Veterinary Practice of the Year
  •     Veterinary Receptionist of the Year (new for 2015!)
  •     Pet Parent of the Year (new for 2015!)

As an added bonus, everyone who submits a nomination will be entered into a weekly drawing to win a $50 PetSmart gift card – that's a lot of kibble!

“As pet parents, we know just how important our vets and all their staff members are to keeping our furry family members healthy and happy," says Petplan co-founder and co-CEO Natasha Ashton. “With our new Veterinary Receptionist of the Year Award, we’re very excited to be shining a much-deserved spotlight on the hardworking people who are often the first point of contact for pet parents when they visit their vet.”

Thanks to an inspired paw-tnership with Modern Dog magazine, Petplan is also now offering a Pet Parent of the Year award. This new award offers friends and family a purr-fect opportunity to share the "tails" of pet parents who go above and beyond for their four-legged family members.

Finalists in all categories (as well as the winning Pet Parent of the Year, to be announced in advance) will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Orlando to attend the Veterinary Awards Gala at the Four Seasons in January 2015, held in concert with the North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC). Winners will also receive prizes valued at more than $2,000 – including a $1,000 donation to the pet charity of their choice.

Nominations are open through midnight on August 31, 2014, and can be submitted at Updates and full information are available through Petplan's Facebook page, Vets for Pets blog and monthly fetch! health newsletter.

Petplan is more than a pet insurance company. We're dedicated to providing pet parents with the support, resources and tools they need to keep their pets not just surviving—and thriving—into their old age. Simply put, we aim to be the kind of company that will make our pets proud.

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 for two years in a row. Petplan’s fully customizable dog insurance and cat insurance policies provide comprehensive coverage for all hereditary and chronic conditions for the life of the pet as standard.

Petplan pet insurance policies are underwritten by AGCS Marine Insurance Company in the U.S. and by Allianz Global Risks US Insurance Company in Canada. The Allianz Group was rated A+ by A.M. Best in 2012. For more information about Petplan pet insurance, visit, read the Petplan Vets for Pets blog, or call 1-866-467-3875.

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