Miami Veterinarian Receives National Honor from Pets Best Insurance

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Veterinarian Dr. James Jim Bogdansky examines a white dog at the Country Club Animal Hospital in Miami, Florida.

Dr. James Bogdansky named the latest winner of the My Vet’s the Best contest

BOISE, Idaho – Pets Best Insurance, a leading nationwide pet insurance agency, announced today that Dr. James Bogdansky of the Country Club Animal Hospital in Miami is the latest winner of the agency’s nationwide My Vet’s the Best contest. In acknowledgment of his dedication to helping pets, Pets Best Insurance awarded Dr. Bogdansky $1,000 to treat animals in need.

After receiving a nomination from one of his grateful clients, Dr. Bogdansky competed against five veterinarians from across the nation during the quarterly contest, winning a tight race by pulling ahead at the end with an impressive 3,562 votes. The second-place veterinarian received 3,092 votes. Thousands of online votes are cast each quarter by the public through the Pets Best Insurance website,, and the company’s popular Facebook page.

For 22 years, Dr. Bogdansky and his family have been actively involved in rescuing and adopting a multitude of species in Dade County, including birds, dogs, cats, ducks, rabbits, turtles, skunks and snakes. Dr. Bogdansky has also worked alongside various rescue and animal welfare organizations, such as Cat Network, PAWS 4 YOU and The House Rabbit Society. With his $1,000 winnings from the My Vet’s the Best contest, Dr. Bogdansky plans to establish a foundation to serve underprivileged animals.

In 2010, Pets Best Insurance became the nation’s first pet insurance agency to develop a contest aimed at recognizing outstanding veterinarians. Each year, hundreds of veterinarians receive nominations from appreciative pet owners. An internal panel comprised of veterinarians and veterinary technicians selects the quarterly nominees. While voting for the contest’s quarterly winners is open to the public through the Pets Best Insurance website and Facebook page, each year’s grand prize winner is selected by the internal review panel.

“Each quarter, we receive an influx of nominations for veterinarians who routinely go above and beyond to keep pets healthy,” said Dr. Jack Stephens, founder and president of Pets Best. “Pets Best Insurance takes tremendous pride in recognizing these tireless professionals and supporting the treatment of animals in need. We encourage pet owners to continue nominating their favorite veterinarians each quarter.”

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For more information about the My Vets the Best contest, visit

Photo: Dr. James Bogdansky examines a dog at his veterinary clinic in Miami, FL.

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 pet insurance policy ever to famous television dog, Lassie. Pets Best Insurance 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.

Pets Best Insurance is a proud member of the North America Pet Health Insurance Association (NAPHIA).

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