BOISE, Idaho (April 14, 2011) – The pet insurance company announces its first round of winners in a year-long contest created to recognize and reward the passion, innovation and talents of veterinarians across the U.S.
When Carol Matthews discovered a severely injured dog lying in a ditch late one night, the first person she called was her long-time veterinarian, Dr. Tammy Craig of TLC Veterinary Care in Hastings, NE.
Although technically off-the-clock, Dr. Craig worked into the wee hours of the night to treat the severely malnourished Great Pyrenees that was thought to have been thrown from the back of a vehicle. The dog now lives with Matthews, and has been named Annabelle.
Matthews said when she first heard about the pet insurance company’s “My Vet’s the Best” contest she knew right away she had to nominate her veterinarian.
“Dr. Craig will do whatever she can to exhaust every avenue of treatment for a beloved pet,” Matthews said. “She extends this same consideration to strays.”
Upon hearing she won the title of “Best Vet” and a $500 prize to help with the cost of treating strays or for clients who can’t afford treatment, Dr. Craig was overwhelmed with gratitude.
“I’m at a loss for words. What an honor,” Dr. Craig said. “I feel sometimes that pets are there for us unconditionally and I feel we need to be there for them in the same way. We help whoever we can in any way we can.”
Matthews said aside from house pets and strays, Dr. Craig also helps any animals the wildlife rescue brings to her.
“I’ve never known her to turn away an animal in need,” Matthews said. “Sometimes she does lose money, but she continues to give people [and animals] opportunities.”
Pets Best Insurance will choose a winner each quarter through December 31, 2011. For more information about Pets Best Insurance visit www.petsbest.com.
For contest rules or to nominate your vet, visit http://www.petsbest.com/vetpromo.
About Pets Best Insurance
Boise, Idaho-based Pets Best Insurance provides pet insurance plans that reimburse pet owners for a straightforward 80 percent of veterinary services after a deductible, with no benefit schedules or fee restrictions. Pets Best Insurance plans do not include age restrictions and allow the pet owner to choose their veterinarian. Any pet has guaranteed acceptance for accident-only polices, ensuring that even seriously ill pets can be insured against unexpected costs from accidental injury. The Pets Best Insurance team is a group of pet lovers who strive to deliver quality customer service and value. Insurance plans offered and administered by Pets Best are underwritten by Aetna Insurance Company of Connecticut (AICC). This material describes Pets Best Insurance plans in general terms. Eligible expenses and coverage may vary, depending on your plan selection. All pet insurance plans have limitations and exclusions. Information is believed to be accurate as of the production date; however, it is subject to change. For more information, visit Pets Best Insurance at Petsbest.com or phone 877-PetsBest (738-7237).