Pet Health Insurance Group Sponsoring 2 Contests

Two contests being sponsored by Pet Health Insurance Group.

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North American Pet Health Insurance Month is fast approaching with September around the corner.

To help celebrate, the North American Pet Health Insurance Association is accepting nominations for its Favorite Veterinarian and Favorite Pet Insurance Story contests. The entry deadline for both is Sept. 15.

This will be the second year that pet insurance companies in the U.S. and Canada will come together to recognize North American Pet Health Insurance Month. Last year’s contests brought in thousands of entries, the association reported.

“We are very gratified that National Pet Health Insurance Month appears to be a positive and valuable effort,” said Loran Hickton, the group's executive director. “It is intended to help all pets and care providers by highlighting great pets and their owners, veterinarians, veterinary hospitals and the support of quality pet health insurance. We look forward to another successful year in 2010.”

For the North America’s Favorite Pet Insurance Story contest, pet owners, care providers and others can submit stories of how pet health insurance helped them when a pet needed medical care. The story must discuss pet insurance in action. A digital photo of the pet must be submitted.

The winner will receive $1,000 and a $500 donation in the name of the dog or cat to a favorite local shelter or rescue group.

To nominate a veterinarian for North America’s Favorite Veterinarian contest, tell why the veterinarian deserves the honor. The name, address, city and state of the veterinarian must be provided.

The winning veterinarian will receive a $1,000 educational grant and a trip for two to the North American Pet Health Insurance reception in Pittsburgh on Sept. 21. The grant can be used to attend continuing education programs, conferences or conventions or be applied to the purchase of veterinary diagnostic equipment.

Runner-ups in each contest will receive Apple iPads.

Both contests can be entered online at naphia.org, where additional entry rules are listed.

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