Contest recognizes nation’s finest veterinarians, provides funding to treat animals in need
BOISE, Idaho (July 29, 2013) – Pets Best Insurance, a leading U.S. pet insurance agency, announced today the most recent quarterly finalists of its My Vet’s the Best contest, which honors the nation’s most outstanding veterinarians and helps fund the treatment of animals in need.
Pets Best Insurance selected the following six finalists after receiving nominations from pet owners across the country:
-Dr. William (Bill) Sheperd – Camelot Veterinary Services, Uniontown, Pa.
-Dr. Elisa Dowd – Tassajara Veterinary Clinic, Danville, Calif.
-Dr. Kimberly Burkhardt – Twin Maples Veterinary Hospital, West Carrolton, Ohio
-Dr. Jennifer Tremblay – Littleton Paws Animal Hospital, Littleton, Colo.
-Dr. James Bogdansky – Country Club Animal Hospital, Miami, Fla.
-Dr. Glenn Craft – Monarch Veterinary Hospital, Laguna Niguel, Calif.
This quarter’s finalists share a common theme of community-focused, charitable endeavors. Dr. Craft has applied his veterinary skills during mission work in Thailand, where he trained village veterinarians. Dr. Dowd is active in 4-H efforts in her community, and Dr. Tremblay has also worked with the well-known youth development organization. Dr. Bogdansky has worked alongside a number of animal welfare and rescue organizations, including the Cat Network and Paws 4 You. Fostering homeless animals gave professional inspiration to Dr. Burkhardt. Dr. Sheperd serves as president of the nonprofit Western Pennsylvania National Wild Animals Orphanage, which provides homes for large carnivores like lions and tigers that have been confiscated, abandoned or abused.
“The My Vet’s the Best contest not only shares pet owners’ gratitude to their veterinarians, it also sheds light on the selfless efforts of these professionals who fully devote themselves to loving and caring for animals,” said Dr. Jack Stephens, president and founder of Pets Best Insurance. “We are thrilled to recognize these outstanding veterinarians and provide additional funding to help animals in need.”