Pets Best Announces Latest Finalists for National My Vet’s the Best Contest

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 Dr. Arn is a finalist in the best veterinarians in the US contest.

BOISE, Idaho – 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 recognizes outstanding veterinarians and provides funding for the treatment of animals in need.

Pets Best Insurance selected the following six veterinarian finalists after receiving nominations from pet owners across the nation:

Dr. William (Bill) Shepard – Camelot Veterinary Services, Uniontown, Pa.

Dr. Salvatore Pernice – Brooklyn Veterinary Group, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Dr. Dennis Arn – Desert Inn Animal Hospital, Las Vegas

Dr. Anna Ferrera – Animal Hospital of Pembroke Road, Hollywood, Fla.

Dr. John Black – Orange Canyon Pet Clinic, Orange, Calif.

Dr. Nancy Matthews – A Cat’s View Veterinary Hospital, Valley Center, Calif.

This is the third consecutive year Pets Best Insurance has recognized the nation’s finest veterinarians with its ongoing My Vet’s the Best Contest. Each year, Pets Best Insurance calls upon pet owners to select the contest’s quarterly winners by voting online. Each winner receives $1,000 to treat animals in need, and the pet owners who nominate each winning veterinarian receive $200 for sharing the stories of their favorite pet doctors.

Members of the public have through May 11th to vote for their favorite of the six finalists. Voting polls can be found on the Pets Best Insurance website,, and on the company’s Facebook page,

“The My Vet’s the Best contest gives grateful pet owners a chance to show their appreciation for veterinarians who have been so committed to their animals’ safety and health,” 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.”

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Pet owners from across the country are encouraged to nominate doctors who demonstrate exceptional care and devotion to their four-legged patients. In addition to awarding quarterly winners, Pets Best also selects an annual grand prize winner.

In 2010, Pets Best Insurance became the nation’s first pet insurance company to develop a contest aimed at recognizing outstanding veterinarians.

“Each year, we receive hundreds of heartwarming nominations that tell the amazing stories of veterinarians who go above and beyond to promote pet health,” Stephens said. “We look forward to receiving additional nominations from pet owners in the coming months and years.”

For more information about the My Vet’s the Best contest, visit

About Pets Best Insurance

Dr. Jack L. Stephens, president of Pets Best Insurance, founded pet insurance in the U.S. in 1981 with a mission to end euthanasia when pet owners couldn’t afford veterinary treatment. Dr. Stephens went on to present the first U.S. pet insurance policy to famous television dog, Lassie. Pets Best Insurance provides coverage for dogs and cats and is the only veterinarian founded and operated pet insurance company in the United States. Dr. Stephens is always available to answer questions regarding veterinarian medicine, pet health and pet insurance. Visit for more information.

Pet insurance plans offered and administered by Pets Best Insurance are underwritten by Independence American Insurance Company, a Delaware Insurance company. Independence American Insurance Company is a member of The IHC Group, an insurance organization composed of Independence Holding Company, a public company traded on the New York Stock Exchange, and its operating subsidiaries. The IHC Group has been providing life, health and stop loss insurance solutions for nearly 30 years. For information on The IHC Group, visit: In states in which Independence American Insurance Company’s new policy form has not yet received regulatory approval, Aetna Insurance Company of Connecticut will underwrite policies. Each insurer has sole financial responsibility for its own products. To determine the underwriter in your state, please call Pets Best at 1-866-929-3807.

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