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…

New York Veterinarian Receives National Award from Pets Best

Dr. Mariliz Hernandez, winner of the Pets Best My Vet's the Best contest.

Latest My Vet’s the Best contest honors veterinarian Dr. Mariliz Hernandez

BOISE, Idaho – Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC, a leading U.S. pet insurance agency based in Boise, Idaho, is pleased to announce veterinarian Dr. Mariliz Hernandez as the most recent winner of the agency’s My Vet’s the Best contest. The nationwide contest honors veterinarians for their outstanding service.

The latest round of the contest brought in 4,499 total votes cast by pet owners across the U.S. through the Pets Best Facebook page.

“We developed this contest to acknowledge exceptional veterinarians around the nation,” said Dr. Jack Stephens, founder of Pets Best. “Dr. Hernandez is one such individual, known for her compassionate care and genuine concern for her clients.”Read More…

Pets Best and NAVTA Host Contest to recognize Exceptional Veterinary Technicians

Enter the 2015 Why I Love Being a Vet Tech contest, hosted by Pets Best and NAVTA.

The 2nd annual “Why I Love Being a Vet Tech” contest is now accepting entries

BOISE, Idaho – Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC, (Pets Best) and the National Association of Veterinary Technicians of America (NAVTA) are inviting veterinary technicians to submit essays on what they love about their jobs, with an eventual winner receiving a paid trip to a veterinary conference in Florida.

Pets Best has set dates for the second annual “Why I Love Being a Vet Tech” competition, co-sponsored by NAVTA. Vet techs can enter the contest immediately, but they have until Aug. 21 to submit the short essays.

The essay should explain why the vet tech chose their profession and what they love most about the job. Eight finalists will be selected by a panel of judges from Pets Best and NAVTA. Once the finalists have been chosen, the public may vote for their favorite essay on the Pets Best Facebook page.

Each finalist will receive a one-year NAVTA membership. The finalist with the most votes will be named the winner and will receive a paid trip to the 2016 North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) conference in Orlando, Florida.Read More…

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