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Petplan names Dr. Alan Stewart "Top Dog"


From Nearly 2,000 Client Nominations Nationwide, America’s No. 1 Pet Insurance Provider Announces “America’s Favorite Vet” 

PHILADELPHIA (February 29, 2012): Petplan Pet Insurance, America’s No. 1-rated pet insurance provider, is delighted to announce that Dr. Alan Stewart, of San Francisco Veterinary Specialists, has been named the 2012 “Veterinarian of the Year.”

The Vet Awards Judging Panel whittled a list of 2,000 client and colleague nominations to 10 shortlisted veterinarians, to just a trio of finalists before ultimately selecting Dr. Stewart as the winner of this prestigious award. He was selected as the 2012 Vet of the Year for his impact on veterinary medicine, commitment to providing an exceptional level of care to pets and exemplary customer service to “wow” pet parents.               

“Dr. Stewart has had a major impact on veterinary medicine in many ways,” said Dr. Jules Benson, VP of Veterinary Services at Petplan and Vet of the Year Award judging panelist. “The panel was impressed not only with the heartfelt praise from nearly 200 of his clients and colleagues, but also his strong education, which includes an internship, residency and several certificates. We feel that Dr. Stewart’s approach, combined with his emphasis on evidence-based medicine, really embodies the integration of advanced western medicine with more holistic medicine.”

Petplan Co-Founder Natasha Ashton added, “We are thrilled to honor Dr. Stewart’s great work with this prestigious award, and to honor him at the Vet of the Year awards ceremony at the 2012 World Veterinary Congress next month. We feel strongly that Dr. Stewart has gone the ’extra mile‘ to make himself the best clinician possible; a trait we seek to embody in everything we do here at Petplan.”


Dr. Stewart and a guest will be flown, all expenses paid, to the UK in April to accept his award at the Petplan Vet of the Year Awards, held in tandem with the 2012 World Veterinary Congress and hosted by Petplan UK – the world’s oldest and largest pet insurance provider and Petplan’s sister company. Additionally, $1,000 will be donated in Dr. Stewart’s name to the charity of his choice, and he has been invited to be part of the panel of judges for the 2013 Veterinarian of the Year Awards, which will be held in the US.

For more information about Dr. Stewart’s nomination and selection as the 2012 Petplan Vet of the Year, please visit http://www.gopetplan.com/2012-vet-awards.


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