Pets Best Insurance Services LLC, a leading U.S. pet insurance agency based in Boise, Idaho, announced veterinarian Dr. Dan Teich as the 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,” 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. 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.”
Katie Spence, the pet owner who nominated 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.”