Thank Your Vet Contest

National short essay contest runs through May 31.

Posted: March 10, 2007, 5 a.m. EST

Every day, veterinarians provide special, personal care needed to help animals live healthier, happier, longer lives. Now, pet owners across the nation can say “thank you.”

Merial Limited and Morris Animal Foundation are teaming up with BowTie, Inc., which is the publisher of DOG FANCY magazine and owner of DogChannel, to recognize America’s favorite veterinarian through the “Thank Your Vet for a Healthy Pet” contest.

The national short essay contest runs through May 31, 2007, and seeks essays of 300 words or less explaining why your nominee is the best vet in America. All practicing veterinarians in the United States are eligible for nomination.

“We want to say thank you to veterinarians for the skill, talent and dedication they employ to help our loved ones live better lives. By celebrating them, we celebrate responsible pet stewardship and wellness,” Merial spokesman Bob Menard, DVM, said.

One national winner and five regional winners will be selected by a panel of judges. Winners will be announced at the February 2008 Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas.

The national winner and each of the five regional winners will receive a plaque. The national award winner will also be named a co-sponsor on a Morris Animal Foundation animal health study of his/her choosing and Merial will provide a $3,000 donation toward that study.

Merial will also give a $3,000 donation to the national winner’s favorite animal-related local charity. The winner will also be highlighted in issues of DOG FANCY, CAT FANCY and Veterinary Practice News, and also on the DogChannel and CatChannel websites.

The pet owner who nominated the winner will receive a year’s supply of a Frontline brand flea and tick control product.

For more information on the “Thank Your Vet for a Healthy Pet” contest, or to submit a nomination, visit


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Eileen - 249708   Port Perry, ON

9/21/2016 4:15:07 AM

What a great contest.

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Casey & Christen   Pataskala, OH

10/11/2008 2:54:50 PM


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Jamie   Henderson, NV

1/9/2008 9:22:05 PM

As a nominee for this contest, I felt highly honored that my clients took the time to write an essay on my behalf. Since then, I have received numerous comments and congratulations from other clients letting me know how they feel. It definitely makes everything worth while. Thank you for cosponsoring this contest.

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Kathleen   North Attleborough, MA

10/12/2007 10:11:30 AM

I think this is a wonderful way to let my Vet know how valuable we think he is. What better way to honor someone you think is doing a fabulous job.

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