Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.

— Colin L. Powell

Veterinary professionals are a special breed. And since 2012, the Petplan Veterinary Awards have recognized the industry’s “best in show.”

Each year, thousands of people from across the U.S. and Canada nominate their veterinary heroes for recognition at this sought-after event. It’s the job of Petplan’s panel of expert judges to sniff out the top dogs in six categories to be named finalists for an award.

The excitement culminates at the Petplan Veterinary Awards Dinner — a glittering black-tie gala where winners take the stage and guests raise a glass to toast the veterinary profession. The bark around the park is that this event is gaining fame as “the Oscars of the veterinary world!”