SOURCE: Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson

Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson

September 19, 2011 20:20 ET

Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson (VSCT) Is Finalist for Two Prestigious Business Awards

Leading Veterinary Specialty Center in Running for Awards From ASBA and Wells Fargo

TUCSON, AZ--(Marketwire - Sep 19, 2011) - The Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson ( is a finalist in two prestigious business award competitions. It is a finalist for the 2011 Wells Fargo Copper Cactus Awards in the Business Growth category, and Janet (Jan) Woods, Hospital Administrator and Co-Owner of Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson, is a finalist for The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) Southern Arizona ATHENA Award for the second year running.

VSCT has doubled the number of specialty services it offers since its opening in 2004 and now has approximately 80 employees.

The Copper Cactus Awards honors Tucson small businesses "for their achievements in creating great workplaces, growing their companies and serving the community." The ATHENA award is the most prestigious recognition a successful woman in business can receive.

"VSCT is honored to be considered for another Copper Cactus award," stated Dr. Barbara Gores, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons and Founding Owner of VSCT. "In addition to providing the best care possible to animal companions, VSCT is a big supporter of growing the Tucson economy, and being a finalist in the Business Growth category makes us proud. We are also proud of Jan being a finalist for the ATHENA Award again -- given all her amazing work at VSCT and in the community, she certainly deserves it."

Considered amongst the nation's leading specialty veterinary centers, VSCT delivers compassionate, comprehensive veterinary emergency and specialty care in the fields of Emergency and Critical Care, Dentistry, Dermatology, Oncology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Ophthalmology, Radiology and Behavior, and collaborates with the Valley Fever Center for Excellence.

VSCT has also won the following awards:

2011 Merit Award Winner, Hospital Design, Veterinary Economics Magazine
2011 First Place, ASID Design Excellence Awards, Commercial Interiors Group
2010 Community Service Award, Wells Fargo Copper Cactus Award
2008 Best Place to Work, Wells Fargo Copper Cactus Award
2008 Outstanding Customer Service Award, Arizona Small Business Association SASIE Award
2008 Arizona Companies to Watch, Comerica Bank Award
2006 Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Merit Award
2006 Best Mini Oasis Xeriscape Award, Tohono Chul Park and the Arizona Department of Water Resources and
2006 Best Vet, Annual Best of Tucson Award, The Tucson Weekly

Visit VSCT online at or call 520-795-9955.

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