The latest round of the contest brought in 5,498 total votes cast by pet owners across the U.S. through the Pets Best Facebook page.
Buchholz, who practices at a clinic in Maywood, won the contest after receiving 1,864 online votes. He was among hundreds of veterinarians across the country nominated for the seasonal award. Runner-up Dr. Robin Losso of East Brunswick Animal Hospital in East Brunswick, came in second place with 1,370 votes. The contest doesn’t typically include both a winner and runner-up from the same state.
“I have always been an "in the trench” vet so I never expected accolades,” said Buchholz. “I’m very humbled and honored and thank my clients for their continued support and trust in me.”As this round’s winner, Buchholz received $1,000 to treat animals in need. He and his team at the Maywood Veterinary Clinic plan to use the prize money to help a loved pet whose family cannot afford treatment. The pet owner who nominated Dr. Buchholz also received $200 from Pets Best.
As owner of the practice since 1987, Dr. Buchholz enjoys working with local young men and women who are interested in veterinary medicine and gives them an opportunity to learn alongside him at the clinic. His areas of interests include internal medicine and stem cell therapy for dogs suffering from arthritis.
For information about the “My Vet’s the Best” contest, visit www.petsbest.com/vetpromo.