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Best in show: Banfield presents four awards at industry summit

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During the 11th annual Pet Healthcare Industry Summit, Banfield presented four recipients with an Industry Summit award.

During the 11th annual Pet Healthcare Industry Summit, hosted by Banfield Pet Hospital on August 14-15, Banfield presented four recipients with an Industry Summit award—prior to the event, nominations were submitted by attendees. Award recipients included:

Best Educational Innovation Award 2012: The Veterinary Leadership Experience through Washington State University (recipients: Rick DeBowes, DVM, MS, DACVS and Kathy Ruby, PhD). This award is given annually to a leading-edge continuing education program for veterinarians, technicians and other veterinary professionals.

Best Advancement in Preventive Care Award 2012: Partnership for Preventive Pet Healthcare. This award is given annually to a person or company that has taken a leadership role in moving preventive care to the forefront of the veterinary profession or helped raise awareness around the importance of preventive care for pets.

Best Medical Innovation Award 2012: Elanco Animal Health for Trifexis. This award is given annually to a company whose product or service has improved the quality of care pets received or educated veterinary professionals about a new medical advancement.

John Payne Industry Leadership Award 2012: Phillip D. Nelson, DVM, PhD, dean of Western University of Health Sciences. Awarded for the first time, this honor will be given annually to a person who propelled the industry forward through innovative thinking and leadership and brought significant improvements to the industry as a whole.

“There’s no better forum for bringing veterinary leaders together than Industry Summit,” says Tony Ueber, Banfield president and CEO. “It provides a platform for key industry leaders to collaborate and find common ground to affect change on current veterinary issues. However, Summit isn’t just about problem-solving; it’s also about celebrating accomplishments and recognizing excellence in the industry. This year’s award-winners brought significant changes and improvements to the profession and I’m proud to recognize such accomplishments.”

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