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This year’s event, held in concert with the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) Conference in Orlando, FL, was emceed by renowned veterinarian (and fetch! contributor) Dr. Ernie Ward, and featured special “rebarks” by YouTube sensation and vet extraordinaire Dr. Andy Roark. Our Finalists laughed, cried and cheered surrounded by nearly 200 family members, colleagues, previous Vet Awards winners and special guests from the American Animal Hospital Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, CATalyst Council and the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America, among others. Throughout the evening, Petplan handed out six awards to outstanding veterinary professionals and one very special pet parent. veterinarian of the year tracey jensen, dvm, dabvp (c/f) wellington veterinary clinic pc wellington, co It’s our pleasure to introduce them to you! pawing ahead This 40,000-square-foot hospital that offers general practice, specialty care, pet boarding and 24-hour emergency care impressed our judges with its old-fashioned family feel. Over nearly 40 years, owner Dr. Lloyd Meisels has built a dedicated team of 140 people — some of whom have worked there for decades — that offers cutting-edge care and superb service to more than 50,000 pets a year. But according to co-owner Dr. Bruce Sullivan, it’s the staff who makes the difference. “The building is just a shell. It’s the people who fill it that make it what it is. We all share a common goal to practice excellence and to improve every day.” The pets and pet parents they serve are surely grateful for that! Four-legged helping paws: Astrid and Chevy, brother and sister Labrador Retrievers who “ practice of the year help” their dads at the office! coral springs animal hospital coral springs, fl pawesome pack leader Dr. Tracey Jensen is a small-town vet who loves what she does, and it shows. As co-founder, co-owner and Medical Director of Wellington Veterinary Clinic, she shows tireless dedication and generosity toward her furry patients and their parents. But her passion extends beyond the pets she touches personally — she also works to advance pet health on a national scale, including as president of the American Animal Hospital Association. “I am always looking forward to the next project, opportunity or possibility to make a difference,” she says. “I’m not done working to strengthen and support the human-animal bond, and leave each day a little better than I found it.” Her furry family: Six Labrador Retrievers, a 15-year-old Border Collie and three cats 50 the surf & turf issue


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