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Contest Recognizes Outstanding Veterinary Technicians Across the Nation

Pets Best and NAVTA announce results of 2016 Why I Love Being a Vet Tech contest in advance of National Veterinary Technician Week

BOISE, Idaho – Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC, a leading U.S. pet insurance agency based in Boise, Idaho, is pleased to announce Registered Veterinary Technician Pamela Mahlie as the winner of the agency’s 2016 Why I Love Being a Vet Tech contest.

Pets Best announces Registered Veterinary Technician, Pamela Mahlie, as the winner of the 2016 Why I Love Being a Vet Tech contest.

Pets Best and the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) developed the nationwide contest to honor veterinary technicians for their outstanding service and devotion to their profession. The Why I Love Being a Vet Tech contest, now in its third year, wraps up in advance of National Veterinary Technician Week (October 16-22).

“Our country’s hardworking veterinary technicians play a crucial role in caring for their animal patients,” said Dr. Jack Stephens, founder and director of Pets Best. “The entire veterinary community is positively impacted by their tireless efforts. We greatly appreciate the superior level of care and attention they provide, and judging by the interest this contest generates, pet owners all over the nation agree.”Read More…

Pennsylvania Veterinarian Receives National Award from Pets Best

My Vet's the Best winner, Dr. Corrina Parsons.

Latest My Vet’s the Best contest honors veterinarian Dr. Corrina Parsons

BOISE, ID – Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC, a leading U.S. pet insurance agency based in Boise, Idaho, is pleased to announce veterinarian Dr. Corrina Parsons as the recent winner of the agency’s My Vet’s the Best contest. Now in its fifth year, the contest continues to acknowledge exceptional veterinarians around the nation.

When selecting finalists, a panel of judges which included Pets Best Founder, Dr. Jack Stephens, considered such criteria as: involvement in pet-related charities, how each vet made a difference in the lives of their clients and their pet patients, and how each vet goes above and beyond.

“We developed this contest to recognize veterinarians for their outstanding service, and we are again impressed by the nominations we received,” said Stephens. “In many cases, the personal stories shared by nominees prove what a deep, personal impact these vets make upon their clients. Dr. Parsons, our latest winner, is no exception.”

Dr. Parsons, who practices at Longwood Veterinary Center in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, won the fall 2015 contest after receiving 1,260 online votes. Her name was among 150 nominations for the seasonal award, along with runner-up Dr. Paul Sedlacek of the Animal Clinic in Morris Plains, New Jersey (who had a total of 951 votes). The contest’s seven finalists received 3,696 total votes cast by pet owners across the U.S. through the Pets Best Facebook page.Read More…

Pets Best President Middleton Named to NAPHIA Executive Committee

Chris Middleton, President of Pets Best and Secretary of the North American Pet Health Insurance Association (NAPHIA).

BOISE, Idaho – Chris Middleton, President of Pets Best Insurance Services LLC, has been appointed to the executive committee of the North American Pet Health Insurance Association board of directors.

Middleton will serve as secretary of the executive committee – the decision-making core of the board of directors, according to NAPHIA executive director Kristen Lynch.

“We look for people who have a good overall grasp of the industry and understanding of the many opportunities and challenges facing us,” Lynch said. “Chris has in-depth insights into many aspects of the business due to his diverse background and years of increased responsibility and leadership within Pets Best.”

Middleton had replaced Pets Best co-founder and pet insurance pioneer Dr. Jack L. Stephens as the Pets Best representative on the NAPHIA board. He will work with other pet insurance professionals to help fulfill NAPHIA’s mission of growing and aiding the industry with various research and outreach efforts.Read More…

Pets Best Contest Recognizes Outstanding Veterinary Technicians

Veterinary Technician, Anne Marie Kubacz, winner of the Why I Love Being a Vet Tech contest.

Pets Best and NAVTA announce results of latest Why I Love Being a Vet Tech contest in advance of National Veterinary Technician Week

BOISE, Idaho – Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC, a leading U.S. pet insurance agency based in Boise, Idaho, is pleased to announce veterinary technician Anne Marie Kubacz as the winner of the agency’s 2015 Why I Love Being a Vet Tech contest.

The nationwide contest, developed by Pets Best and co-sponsored by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) wraps up in advance of National Veterinary Technician Week (October 11-17) and honors veterinary technicians for their outstanding service and devotion to their profession.

“We enjoyed reading each heartfelt story submitted by vet techs from all over the United States and want to express our appreciation for their tireless efforts,” said Dr. Jack Stephens, founder and director of Pets Best. “The interest this contest generated, gives evidence that these finalists are also appreciated by their communities and by pet owners all over the nation.”Read More…

Pets Best Turns 10, Announces Rebranding Initiative

Pets Best pet health insurance logo.

BOISE, Idaho – Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC, is celebrating its 10th birthday in September, marking a decade’s worth of happy customers and healthy pets.

The milestone comes at the same time as the North American Pet Health Insurance Association’s (NAPHIA) Pet Health Insurance Month, a potent two-pronged reminder of how far Pets Best and the pet insurance industry have come in battling economic euthanasia.

As part of its 10-year anniversary, Pets Best is reflecting on some of the many internal and industry-wide changes the company has shepherded since Dr. Jack L. Stephens, creator of the pet insurance industry in the U.S., co-founded the company in 2005. It is also being used as a springboard for the future.

“Pets Best has continued to evolve over the past decade, fueled by our dedication to continually listen and learn from our policyholders,” said Chris L. Middleton, president of Pets Best. “As we reflect on our successes and improvements, it seems like the perfect opportunity to give the Pets Best brand a fresh new look that epitomizes not just where we came from, but what we’ve become.”Read More…

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