Petplan Looking for Best in Veterinary Field

Awards will be handed out to an outstanding practice, veterinarian, vet tech, practice manager, receptionist and pet owner.

Dr. Tracey Jensen, right, of Wellington Veterinary Clinic in Wellington, Colo., was Petplan’s 2015 Veterinarian of the Year. She is the 2015-16 president of the American Animal Hospital Association.

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Petplan is paying for the names of some very good men, women and veterinary hospitals.

The Philadelphia pet health insurance company is collecting nominees for the 2016 Veterinary Awards, which will be handed out in January during the North American Veterinary Community conference in Orlando, Fla.

For each nomination—up to 10,000—Petplan will donate $1 to one of three charities:, or Morris Animal Foundation.

Nominations in the fifth annual contest are being taken at The deadline is Sept. 27.

The candidates will be cut to six semifinalists in five categories: Practice of the Year, Veterinarian of the Year, Veterinary Technician of the Year, Practice Manager of the Year and Receptionist of the Year.  Three semifinalists will be chosen for Pet Parent of the Year.

Public online voting will take place from Sept. 29 to Oct. 12. The results will be combined with the decisions of judging panels to identify the finalists, one of whom will be honored in each category in Orlando.

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