Petplan Seeks Praiseworthy Pet Health Professionals for Fifth Annual Veterinary Awards

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Pet insurance provider “paws it forward” with donation for every nomination

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Petplan is calling on animal lovers to help sniff out and reward praiseworthy pet health heroes by nominating them for its 2016 Veterinary Awards. As an added incentive, the pet insurance pack leader has also announced that it will donate a dollar to pets in need for every nomination made.

Nominations are being accepted for the following categories:

  • Practice of the Year
  • Veterinarian of the Year
  • Veterinary Technician of the Year
  • Practice Manager of the Year
  • Receptionist of the Year
  • Pet Parent of the Year

Six Veterinary Awards means six chances to thank pet health heroes and help furry friends. Nominators can choose from, or Morris Animal Foundation to receive the donation — and are welcome to divvy up their donations however they’d like.

“We at Petplan have the privilege of seeing the life-changing work veterinary professionals do — both in a professional capacity and as pet parents ourselves,” says Petplan co-founder and co-CEO Natasha Ashton. “Nominating for the Vet Awards is a win-win: pet parents can secure a donation to a worthy pet-related cause by simply thanking the passionate pet health advocates who keep their pets healthy.”

Now in their fifth year, the Veterinary Awards seek to recognize outstanding veterinary professionals from across North America — those who not only treat patients effectively, but treat them like family. The distinction is important, given that 92% of pet owners consider Fluffy and Fido to be furry family members.*

Organizers will paw through thousands of nominations in search of semi-finalists in each category, each of whom will complete a rigorous application process. An independent judging panel of esteemed veterinary professionals will then select three finalists per category, who will be announced in October.

Winners will be fêted at Petplan’s Veterinary Awards Dinner, an exclusive black-tie gala hosted at Orlando’s Four Seasons Resort on January 16, in tandem with the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) Conference. Each will receive a fur-bulous prize package that includes cash, prizes and a donation on their behalf to a pet-related charity of their choice.

For more information about the Veterinary Awards, or to submit a nomination, visit

(*) According to Packaged Facts

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—but thriving—into their old age. Simply put, we aim to be the kind of company that will make our pets proud. For the third consecutive year, Petplan was listed among Forbes' annual ranking of America’s Most Promising Companies – a list of 100 privately held, high-growth companies with bright futures. 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 cat and dog insurance policies provide comprehensive coverage for all hereditary and chronic conditions for the life of the pet as standard. Petplan 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 2014. For more information about Petplan pet insurance, visit or call 1-866-467-3875.

Now in its fifth year, the Petplan Veterinary Awards honor the important work of North America’s veterinary professionals who go above and beyond, providing pets with exceptional care and clients with exceptional customer service. Petplan is proud to carry on the tradition of rewarding excellence in veterinary medicine fostered by our sister company, Petplan UK, whose own Vet Awards have been Britain’s pre-eminent industry celebration for more than a decade. For more information about Petplan’s Veterinary Awards, please visit

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