Pets Best Awards Ohio Veterinarian with National Award

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The latest My Vet’s the Best contest of 2016 honors veterinarian Dr. Katie Buss

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

Veterinarian Dr. Katie Buss is the winner of the national My Vet's the Best contest.

“In holding this contest, we aim to acknowledge exceptional veterinarians around the nation. Dr. Buss is one such veterinarian,” said Dr. Jack Stephens, founder of Pets Best. “By providing compassionate care to her patients, Dr. Buss has made a positive impact on her community and well as her clients and their pets.”

The latest round of the contest brought in 1,480 total votes cast by pet owners across the U.S. through the Pets Best Facebook page. Dr. Buss, who practices at Kings Veterinary Hospital in Loveland, Ohio, won the contest after receiving 390 online votes. She was among hundreds of veterinarians nominated for the seasonal award. The contest’s seven other finalists received a significant number of votes.

“It is very surprising to win, given all the great entries and veterinarians involved,” said Dr. Buss. “Veterinarians work a lot of long, hard days and it is great to see how much people appreciate us through this contest.”

Each winner of the My Vet’s the Best contest receives $1,000 from Pets Best to treat animals in need. Dr. Buss plans to use the $1,000 cash prize to provide veterinary care to pet of families who may be struggling financially. “My hope is that as a clinic, we can help defer costs for those pets and families that really need urgent care but can’t afford it.”

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Robin Horst, the pet owner who nominated Dr. Buss, also received $200 from Pets Best. “I’m delighted to have nominated Dr. Buss and thrilled that she won the contest,” says Horst. “Our dog Velvet is 13 years old, and has been seen by other vets [but none have] provided the level of compassion, patience, and expertise we’ve seen with Dr. Buss. I can honestly say she is the best vet I’ve ever known and very deserving of this recognition.”

“There are excellent veterinarians all over the country whose skill and knowledge humble me every day,” says Dr. Buss. “The nomination from our client helped me realize what matters most to the majority of our clients is to be caring, honest, listen, and do your best and they will appreciate and support you, no matter what.”

Read more about Dr. Buss via our in-depth interview here.

Since 2010, Pets Best has recognized outstanding veterinarians just like Dr. Buss through its My Vet’s the Best Contest. Pets Best is the nation’s first pet insurance company to develop such a contest, and again received hundreds of nominations from grateful pet owners. Voting for the contest’s seasonal winners is open to the public through the Pets Best Facebook page, and each year’s grand prize winner is selected by an internal review panel comprised of respected veterinarians. For more information about the My Vet’s the Best contest, visit

About Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC

Dr. Jack L. Stephens, founder and director of Pets Best, 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 provides coverage for dogs and cats. Dr. Stephens leads the Pets Best team with his passion for quality pet care and his expert veterinary knowledge. He is always available to answer questions regarding veterinary medicine, pet health and pet insurance. The Pets Best team is a group of pet lovers who strive to deliver quality customer service and value. Visit for more information.

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Pet insurance coverage offered and administered by Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC is underwritten by Independence American Insurance Company, a Delaware insurance company. Independence American Insurance Company is a member of The IHC Group, an organization of insurance carriers and marketing and administrative affiliates that has been providing life, health, disability, medical stop-loss and specialty insurance solutions to groups and individuals for over 30 years. For information on The IHC Group, visit: Additional insurance services administered by Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC are underwritten by Prime Insurance Company. Each insurer has sole financial responsibility for its own products.

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


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