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My Vet’s the Best Finalist: Dr. Amy Back

My Vet's the Best finalist, Dr. Amy Back .

Each year, Pets Best receives thousands of nominations for our annual My Vet’s the Best Contest—a contest developed to acknowledge the best veterinarians around the nation. This year, we’ve again completed the arduous process of selecting a group of finalists and we are pleased to announce the top seven.

Meet Dr. Amy Back. After obtaining her degree from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Back completed her residency and received her Masters of Biomedical Sciences from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Since 2013, she has served as a Veterinary Medical Oncologist at MedVet Cincinnati and MedVet Dayton.

Dr. Back is board certified with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, and is also an active member of many professional organizations, including the Veterinary Cancer Society. Her research has been published in Veterinary and Comparative Oncology and she has lectured on metronomic chemotherapy, spinal tumors, and skin tumors. In line with her superior level of expertise, Dr. Back views client communication, compassionate care, and teamwork as extremely important to her daily practice.Read More…

My Vet’s the Best Finalist: Dr. Keith Dan

My Vet's the Best finalist, Dr. Keith Dan .

Each year, Pets Best receives thousands of nominations for our annual My Vet’s the Best Contest—a contest developed to acknowledge the best veterinarians around the nation. This year, we’ve again completed the arduous process of selecting a group of finalists and we are pleased to announce the top seven.

Meet Dr. Keith Dan of Desert Care Animal Hospital in Hesperia, California. Dr. Dan grew up in Southern California, where he attended college at the University of California-Riverside. He also attended Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in Massachusetts, where he graduated in 2007.

He has worked at Desert Care since May of 2008, and is well loved by his clients. Dr. Dan’s specialties include surgery, ophthalmology, canine reproduction, and has a special interest in laser treatment for arthritis. In his free time, Dr. Dan enjoys spending time with his wife, playing golf, doing yard work, and exercising his dog.

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My Vet’s the Best Finalist: Dr. Bud

My Vet's the Best finalist, Dr. Arthur Hulshizer .

Each year, Pets Best receives thousands of nominations for our annual My Vet’s the Best Contest—a contest developed to acknowledge the best veterinarians around the nation. This year, we’ve again completed the arduous process of selecting a group of finalists and we are pleased to announce the top seven.

Meet Dr. Arthur Hulshizer (also known as “Dr. Bud”) of Community Veterinary Practice in Bath, Pennsylvania. Dr. Bud graduated from Delaware Valley College of Science and Agriculture in 1985, then went on to receive a Master of Science Degree in Biology from East Stroudsburg University. In 1993 he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

With 22 years of experience in the veterinary field, Dr. Bud worked at several private veterinary hospitals and a local emergency hospital. In 2006, he started his own private practice. In his free time, Dr. Bud enjoys reading, relaxing at the beach, and spending time with friends and family. His other love is art, and he looks forward to when he can spend more time painting.

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My Vet’s the Best Finalist: Dr. Greta Stamberg

My Vet's the Best finalist, Dr. Greta Stamberg.

Each year, Pets Best receives thousands of nominations for our annual My Vet’s the Best Contest—a contest developed to acknowledge the best veterinarians around the nation. This year, we’ve again completed the arduous process of selecting a group of finalists and we are pleased to announce the top seven.

Meet Dr. Greta Stamberg of Clarksburg Animal Hospital in Maryland. Dr. Stamberg was raised on a small farm in rural Barnesville, only a few miles from the clinic. She spent much of her childhood around animals—she rode horses, helped her family breed and raise sheep, and her mother showed Newfoundlands, so Dr. Stamberg was exposed to canine handling and training from an early age. She received her Bachelors degree in Animal Science from Cornell University, and graduated from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (Virginia Tech) in 1998.

During college, Dr. Stamberg worked as a technician and also remained actively involved in her family’s llama breeding program. After graduation, she worked at a local practice for 5 years. In 2004, Dr. Stamberg’s dream of owning her own practice came true as she opened the doors to Clarksburg Animal Hospital—a clinic housed in a historic building which was once home to the town’s post office. In her spare time, Dr. Stamberg enjoys spending time with her husband Dewey, their son Trevor, and their cat Blinker. You can also find her hiking with the family’s two flat-coated retrievers, Maddie and Daphne.

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Cat Breed Guide: Javanese

A Javanese cat with pet insurance from Pets Best.By Dr. Fiona, a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.

About the Javanese

Weight:  Males 8-12 lb, Females < 8 lbs.

Points of conformation: Slender, long, medium sized, fine boned body but more muscular than their Siamese cousins.  Long triangle shaped head with wide set ears meant to accentuate this.

Coat: Soft, silky coat lacks an undercoat.  Medium length.

Color: Red, Cream, Seal, Chocolate, Blue, Lilac, Blue-cream, Lilac Cream. Tabby is accepted.

Grooming needs: Moderately sheds with moderate grooming needs.

Origin: United States.

Behavior Traits: Vocal and athletic.

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