Kim Slensky 2014 Petplan Veterinarian of the Year Finalist


December 09, 2013


Amy Shields
Director of Marketing
Hope Veterinary Specialists
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Jaime Bochet
Communications Manager, Petplan
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Dr. Kim Slensky Named a Finalist for Petplan Pet Insurance’s
2014 Veterinarian of the Year Award
Malvern Veterinarian Is One of 12 Total Finalists Chosen From More Than 3,100 Nominations Submitted Nationwide

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Malvern (December 09, 2013) – Petplan, America’s best-loved pet insurance provider, is delighted to announce that Dr. Kim Slensky of Hope Veterinary Specialists has been selected as one of three Finalists for its 2014 “Veterinarian of the Year” award. Dr. Slensky’s nomination stood out from more than 3,100 nominations Petplan received from pet parents across the country.

“We are delighted to continue highlighting the work of outstanding veterinarians across the country,” said Natasha Ashton, co-CEO and co-founder of Petplan. “We were impressed that Dr. Slensky not only provides a consistently exceptional level of care to our four-legged family members, but also demonstrates leadership and a strong desire to help pet parents become better partners in pet health. ”

Dr. Slensky and her fellow finalists will next be evaluated by Petplan’s accomplished Veterinary Awards Judging Panel, comprised of prominent pet health professionals and veterinarians.

To help clients, colleagues, friends and family get involved; Petplan is now accepting votes in support of the selected finalists at Votes will be taken into consideration by the Judging Panel during finalist evaluation, but the voting will close 11:59 p.m. EST, December 15 – so support Dr. Slensky today!

In February, Dr. Slensky and a guest will attend the 2014 Veterinary Awards Dinner, held during the 86th annual Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas, where the winners be announced in four categories – “Veterinarian of the Year,” “Veterinary Practice Manager of the Year,” “Veterinary Technician of the Year” and “Practice of the Year.”

In addition to the honor of being named Petplan’s 2014 Veterinarian of the Year, this year’s winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize, as well as a $1,000 donation to a pet-focused charity of their choice.

ABOUT Hope Veterinary Specialists

Started in November 2004 as the Animal Critical Care and Specialty Group, Inc., Hope VS has become the region’s leader in advanced veterinary medical care for dogs and cats.  Hope VS provides emergency, critical care and specialty veterinary services to area veterinarians on a referral basis and the general public on a walk-in basis.  By emphasizing education, investing in cutting-edge technology and focusing on client satisfaction and loyalty, Hope VS is becoming a renowned specialty practice that will continue to grow and mature; a practice where we dedicate ourselves to both the art as well as the science of veterinary medicine.


Now in its third year, the Petplan Veterinary Awards honor the important work of America’s veterinary professionals who go above and beyond, providing pets with exceptional care and clients with exceptional customer service. Petplan is proud to carry on the tradition of rewarding excellence in veterinary medicine fostered by our sister company, Petplan UK, whose own Vet Awards are Britain’s pre-eminent industry celebration.


Petplan is the only pet insurance company to have been included on Inc. Magazine’s list of 500 fastest-growing, privately held companies in America. In February 2013, Petplan pet insurance was at No. 34 on Forbes annual ranking of America’s Most Promising Companies – a list of 100 privately held, high-growth companies with bright futures. Petplan’s fully customizable dog insurance and cat insurance policies provide coverage for all hereditary and congenital conditions for the life of the pet as standard, and meet the coverage requirements and budget for pets of all/any age. Petplan pet insurance policies are underwritten by AGCS Marine Insurance Company in the U.S. and by Allianz Global Risks US Insurance Company in Canada. The Allianz Group is rated A+ by A.M. Best (2012). For information, about Petplan pet insurance, visit, read the Petplan “Vets for Pets” Blog, or call 1-866-467-3875.