America’s Favorite Veterinarian: Could It Be Your Cat’s Vet?

America's Favorite Veterinarian

Do you love your cat’s veterinarian? Has she done something extraordinary to save your cat’s life? Does he just “get” your cat and make every visit as stress-free as possible for your cat? Maybe she has made a recommendation that really changed your cat’s life for the better?

The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF), the charitable arm of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), is seeking nominations for amazing doctors of veterinary medicine from all aspects of the veterinary profession. Cat guardians who love their veterinarians are are encouraged to nominate these great doctors for a chance to be named America’s Favorite Veterinarian.

Nominating your veterinarian is easy:

  • Visit the AVMF Facebook page “Nominate Your Vet” app;
  • Submit a short story—250 words or less—on why this veterinarian deserves to be America’s Favorite Veterinarian;
  • Upload a photo of your pet, your pet and your favorite veterinarian, or your favorite veterinarian;
  • Deadline June 1, 2013.


America’s Favorite Veterinarian will receive a named donation to the AVMF and the nominator will win $250. Both will receive a trip to the AVMA Annual Convention in Chicago to attend the AVMF Impact and Partner Breakfast on July 21, 2013, where the winner will also receive complimentary registration.


The contest’s panel of judges includes:

  • Steve Dale, syndicated pet columnist and host of “Steve Dale’s Pet World”;
  • Dr. Bernadine D. Cruz, a small animal veterinarian and radio and television personality;
  • Ginger Brainard, chair of the America’s Favorite Veterinarian Task Force;
  • Kimberly Topper, member of the AVMF board of directors; and
  • Dr. Susan Giovengo, senior director of Central Garden & Pet Co.

For more information about the AVMF and this contest, visit For more information about the AVMA, visit

Allegra, Ruby and I nominated Dr. Andrea Tasi of Just Cats Naturally. Dr Tasi owns a homeopathic feline-only housecall practice in the greater Washington DC area, and we absolutely adore her (well, I probably adore her a bit more than Allegra and Ruby…).

Will you be nominating your vet? Tell us what you like best about him or her in a comment!

7 Comments on America’s Favorite Veterinarian: Could It Be Your Cat’s Vet?

  1. Sue Brandes
    April 21, 2013 at 8:24 pm (8 years ago)

    I wanted to thank for this post. Toke me awhile to think what I could say about my vet. I also have an awesome vet. And I wanted to choose the right words.

  2. Texas, a cat in New York
    April 15, 2013 at 9:03 pm (8 years ago)

    That’s a great idea… says my human!
    Well I guess she is just a tiny bit right.

  3. Marg
    April 15, 2013 at 1:28 pm (8 years ago)

    This is a great idea and I sure am going to recommend my vets. Can it be a clinic or just a certain vet.?? I know which vet I am going to do.
    Thanks for this.

  4. catherine turley
    April 15, 2013 at 12:27 pm (8 years ago)

    thanks for posting. my vet, dr. rossi at pet hospital of orange, is so freaking unbelievable that i am going to write the greatest tribute ever!

    • Ingrid
      April 15, 2013 at 12:55 pm (8 years ago)

      I’m sure Dr. Rossi will appreciate it, Catherine.

  5. Caren Gittleman
    April 15, 2013 at 7:15 am (8 years ago)

    Thanks for the reminder. I definitely need to enter my vet and I keep forgetting about it!

    • Ingrid
      April 15, 2013 at 12:55 pm (8 years ago)

      Happy to help, Caren!


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