AVMF announces 12 finalists for 'America's Favorite Veterinarian' contest

After asking veterinary clients from around the country to contribute their nominations for "America's Favorite Veterinarian," the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) has announced the top 12 finalists

The name of "America's Favorite Veterinarian" will be announced during the AVMF Partner & Impact Breakfast during AVMA Annual Convention in July.

Judges who helped to choose the top 12 finalists were Dr. Bernadine Cruz - small animal veterinarian and radio and television personality; Ginger Brainard - chair of America's Favorite Veterinarian Task Force; Steve Dale - syndicated pet columnist and host of "Steve Dale's Pet World;" Dr. Susan Giovengo - CEO and co-founder of Straits of Malacca LLC; and Kimberly Topper - member of the AVMF board of directors.

According to the AVMF, the 12 finalists are:

  • Dr. Kimberly Agnello, University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital, Philadelphia, Penn.
  • Dr. Robert Baugher, Countryside Veterinary Service, Champion, Ohio
  • Dr. Carlos Campos, San Francis Veterinary Hospital, Spring Hill, Fla.
  • Dr. Andrew Church, Blakeslee Animal Clinic, Pocono Lake, Penn.
  • Dr. C. Guillermo Couto, The Ohio State University – Teaching Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
  • Dr. Kate Cutting, Doorstep Veterinary Medicine, Tacoma, Wash.
  • Dr. Denise Follett, Brook-Falls Veterinary Hospital & Exotic Care, Menomonee Falls, Wisc.
  • Dr. Doug R. Hendrix, Sugar Land Pet Hospital, Sugar Land, Texas
  • Dr. Charles S. McCully, Eastland Companion Animal Hospital, Bloomington, Ill.
  • Dr. Monica Revel, West Hollywood Animal Hospital, West Hollywood, Calif.
  • Dr. Robert T. Sullivan, Southtown Veterinary Hospital, Montrose, Penn.
  • Dr. Dan Wentz, Ferguson Animal Hospital, Ferguson, Mo.

The contest winner will receive a trip to Chicago for the awards breakfast, a named donation of $250 to the AVMF, and complimentary registration to the AVMA convention. In addition, the nominating client will receive a trip to the awards breakfast and a $250 cash prize, the AVMF reported.