The Westminster Kennel Club and Trupanion Launch the Second Year of the Veterinarian of the Year Award

The Westminster Kennel Club and Trupanion Launch the Second Year of the Veterinarian of the Year Award

The Westminster Kennel Club, in partnership with Trupanion, announced the launch of its online Veterinarian of the Year Award. Nominations will be taken from March 27 to April 9, 2023, on

There will be four regional finalists from within the US, with the ultimate winner being selected via voting on Westminster’s social media channels. The award will create awareness for the mental well-being support needed by these passionate professionals and their teams.

In addition to a trip to the 2023 events, Westminster will donate $10,000 in the winning veterinarian’s name to MightyVet, a non-profit, industry-wide online platform. MightyVet was founded to support veterinarians, students, and vet techs tackling the issues of mental well-being and continuing education in the veterinary profession.

If you know a veterinarian who has gone above and beyond for your dog – click below to nominate them for Veterinarian of the Year!


Submit Your Nominations Here


  • The Westminster Kennel Club, established in 1877, is America's oldest organization dedicated to the sport of dogs. It hosts the iconic, all-breed Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the second-longest, continuously held sporting event in the U.S., and since 1948, the longest nationally televised live dog show. The annual dog show—a conformation competition for purebred dogs—and the Masters Agility Championship and Masters Obedience Championship— where dogs from all backgrounds are eligible to compete—make Westminster Week with its nearly 3,000 dogs from the U.S. and around the world a pinnacle experience for any dog lover. America’s Dog Show has captivated canine enthusiasts for more than a century with its educational benched format, where the public can engage with more than 200 breeds of dogs in New York City. The Club’s mission, which enhances the lives of all dogs, celebrates the companionship of dogs, promotes responsible dog ownership, and breed preservation.

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