Pets Best Names Portland, Oregon Veterinarian Best in the Nation

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Pet’s Best Annual Contest, My Vet’s the Best, names Dr. Joshua Elliot as 2017 grand prize winner.

Boise, Idaho (May 2, 2018) – Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC, a leading U.S. pet insurance agency based in Boise, Idaho, is pleased to announce veterinarian Dr. Joshua Elliot as the 2017 grand prize winner of its most recent “My Vet’s the Best” contest.

“This is our seventh year hosting the nationwide contest honoring and recognizing the exceptional service of veterinarians,” said Chris Middleton, President of Pets Best. “Dr. Elliot has shown true dedication to his practice and community and we are thrilled to recognize such a compassionate and exceptional veterinarian.”

The 2017 grand prize finalists were determined by votes cast by pet owners through the Pets Best Facebook page. Ranging from Nevada to New York, this year’s contest had many outstanding finalists from across the United States. Dr. Elliot, who practices at Sunstone Veterinary Specialists clinic in Portland, Oregon, won the My Vet’s the Best grand prize after being selected by an internal review panel composed of a respected team of veterinary professionals.

As the grand prize winner of the My Vet’s the Best contest, Dr. Elliot received $1,000 from Pets Best to help and treat animals in need in his community and was offered an all-expenses paid trip to attend the 2018 Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada held in March.

Dr. Elliott is a Board Certified Small Animal Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialist and has been practicing internal medicine since completing his residency at the California Animal Hospital. Since 2008, Dr. Elliot has been working in the greater Portland area helping his patients live higher quality lives through thoughtful diagnostics and careful treatment.

2017 My Vets the Best Grand Prize Winner!

He has already used a portion of his winnings to help a homeless family’s dog fight cancer and intends to use the remaining money to give back in a similar circumstance. “It really meant a lot to me to be nominated. It’s always nice to get positive feedback and be appreciated,” said Dr. Elliot. “I love being able to help furry family members and it’s always nice to hear back when things go well.”

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Since 2010, Pets Best has recognized outstanding veterinarians like Dr. Elliot through its My Vet’s the Best Contest. Pets Best is the nation’s first pet insurance agency 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

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About Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC

Dr. Jack L. Stephens, founder of Pets Best, started 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’ passion for quality pet care and his expert veterinary knowledge guides the Pets Best team. 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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