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Washington, D.C., Veterinarian Receives National Award from Pets Best Insurance


January 18, 2017

Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC, a leading U.S. pet insurance agency based in Boise, Idaho, is pleased to announce veterinarian Dr. Dan Teich as the recent winner of its My Vet’s the Best contest.

“For five years, we’ve held this nationwide contest to acknowledge exceptional veterinarians for their outstanding service,” said Dr. Jack Stephens, founder of Pets Best. “Dr. Teich is one such veterinarian. By providing kind and compassionate care to his clients and their pets, he has made a positive impact on his local community and sets a fine standard for the veterinary community at large.”

The latest round of the contest brought in 3,987 total votes cast by pet owners across the U.S. through the Pets Best Facebook page. Dr. Teich, who practices at District Veterinary Hospital in Washington, D.C., won the contest after receiving 1,421 online votes. He was among hundreds of veterinarians nominated for the seasonal award. The contest’s seven other finalists received a significant number of votes.

“Veterinary medicine is a collaboration between clients, doctors, staff and the patient,” Dr. Teich said. “The award of Best Vet is not a solo prize; it is one that belongs to all of the staff here at District Vet and to our wonderful clients. We created a friendly environment where people and pets feel at ease and this has made all the difference.”

Each winner of the My Vet’s the Best contest receives $1,000 from Pets Best to treat animals in need. Dr. Teich plans to match the $1,000 cash prize winnings, dollar for dollar, to provide beneficial veterinary care to pets of families who are in need.

“We work hard to provide the best service to our clients, both in terms of care and cost. This extends to rescue animals and organizations as well. We doubled the contest prize to help the gift go twice as far. The need for assistance and help is never ending,” he said.

Katie Spence, the pet owner who nominated Dr. Teich, also received $200 from Pets Best.

“I recently adopted an older dog with a chronic leg injury, and the last thing I wanted was to feel like I made a mistake getting a special needs pup,” she said. “Dr. Teich didn’t beat around the bush about Gagne’s needs and was completely hilarious all while showing a ton of compassion for my little guy—I think I heard someone call him the Dr. House of vets and that’s not totally inaccurate, he’s just nicer. Gagne was nervous and sat on my lap the whole time, but Dr. Teich waited for him to warm up and was kind and gentle during his exam. We probably sat and chatted for 20 minutes after, too. He’s so personable and real, it was like talking to a friend who cared a ton about my dog. He [provided] samples of medicine and a tennis ball for G, which helped me save a little money and helped G open up a bit in the clinic. Whenever I leave they always follow up after to make sure G is doing well. Dr. Teich has earned my business for life, no question.”

“Being called Best Vet by clients, friends and visitors to the contest is humbling and warming to the heart,” Dr. Teich said. “I also believe the other doctors in the contest all deserve the title and prize of Best Vet as well. They are an amazing group of people with a loving clientele.”

Since 2010, Pets Best has recognized outstanding veterinarians just like Dr. Teich through its My Vet’s the Best Contest. Voting for the contest’s seasonal winners is open to the public through the Pets Best Facebook page, and each year’s grand prize winner is selected by an internal review panel comprised of respected veterinarians. For more information about the My Vet’s the Best contest, visit www.petsbest.com/vetpromo.

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