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MVTB Contest Finalist: Dr. Mel Falk

Posted on: July 10th, 2014 by

My Vet's the Best finalist Dr. Mel Falk at Hidden Valley Animal Hospital in Independence, Missouri.

Meet Dr. Mel Falk, one of the six finalists in the Pets Best Summer 2014 round of the My Vet’s the Best Contest. Pets Best, a leading U.S. pet health insurance agency developed the contest to recognize the country’s best veterinarians. Each year, thousands of veterinarians receive nominations from grateful pet owners.

Dr. Falk grew up on a farm in the tiny town of Alta Vista, Kansas. He developed a love for animals and knew he wanted to be a veterinarian at a young age. In 1974 he graduated with a degree in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University, and then made the move to Independence, Missouri.

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MVTB Contest Finalist: Dr. Madge Smith

Posted on: July 10th, 2014 by

My Vet's the Best finalist Dr. Madge Smith at Smith Veterinary Hospital in Berne, Indiana.

Meet Dr. Madge Smith, one of the six finalists in the Pets Best Summer 2014 round of the My Vet’s the Best Contest. Pets Best, a leading U.S. pet health insurance agency developed the contest to recognize the country’s best veterinarians. Each year, thousands of veterinarians receive nominations from grateful pet owners.

Dr. Smith is a 1976 graduate of Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, and opened her family owned practice, Smith Veterinary Hospital, more than 30 years ago in Berne, Indiana.

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MVTB Contest Finalist: Dr. James Beeson

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My Vet's the Best finalist Dr. James Beeson at Village Way Veterinary in Advance, North Carolina.

Meet Dr. James Beeson, one of the six finalists in the Pets Best Summer 2014 round of the My Vet’s the Best Contest. Pets Best, a leading U.S. pet health insurance agency developed the contest to recognize the country’s best veterinarians. Each year, thousands of veterinarians receive nominations from grateful pet owners.

Dr. Beeson is a graduate of the University Of Tennessee College Of Veterinary Medicine. With a deep connection to North Carolina, he began practicing in Winston-Salem after graduating from vet school.

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MVTB Contest Finalist: Dr. Theresa Ortega

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My Vet's the Best finalist Dr. Theresa Ortega of the Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group in Ventura, California.

Meet Dr. Theresa Ortega, one of the six finalists in the Pets Best Summer 2014 round of the My Vet’s the Best Contest. Pets Best, a leading U.S. pet health insurance agency developed the contest to recognize the country’s best veterinarians. Each year, thousands of veterinarians receive nominations from grateful pet owners.

Dr. Ortega has a strong connection to the University of California, Davis. Receiving both her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences and veterinary degree from UC Davis, two years later, she also completed her internal medicine residency training there in 1995. After finishing her residency, she remained at UC Davis as a faculty replacement for the Small Animal Medicine service.

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MVTB Contest Finalist: Dr. Pat Echolds

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My Vet's the Best finalist Dr. Pat Echolds of Rancho Niguel Animal Hospital in Laguna Niguel, California.

Meet Dr. Pat Echolds, one of the six finalists in the Pets Best Summer 2014 round of the My Vet’s the Best Contest. Pets Best, a leading U.S. pet health insurance agency developed the contest to recognize the country’s best veterinarians. Each year, thousands of veterinarians receive nominations from grateful pet owners.

Dr. Echolds grew up in Yorba Linda, California and at a young age, felt the calling to work with animals for the rest of his life. With an undergraduate degree in biology and chemistry from the University of San Diego, he then attended the youngest and most modern vet school in the country, Western University of Health Sciences in Pamona, California. In 2007 Dr. Echolds graduated with honors, and was part of the first graduating class of WesternU.

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