The Champion Awards Judging Panel is made up of pet insurance and pet health & wellness professionals. Each year, the judges pick one pet owner Champion from the top five nominees in each category, plus one "Bestie" from across all categories, to be awarded $1,500 for their favourite animal charity. 

Jason Coe
Jason B Coe DVM, PhD, Associate Professor

Dr. Jason Coe is an Associate Professor at the Ontario Veterinary College.

Eleanor Fast
Eleanor Fast, Executive Director, Nature Canada

Eleanor Fast is Executive Director of Nature Canada, the oldest national nature conservation charity in Canada.

Doug Raven
Doug Raven, CEO, Ontario Veterinary Medical Association

Doug Raven has been the CEO of the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association for the past eighteen years, and has been the Executive Director of the Farley Foundation since 2002.

Connie Wilson, Publisher, Modern Dog and Modern Cat

Connie Wilson is the founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of Modern Dog and Modern Cat Media, creator of modern print magazines and digital content for dog and cat lovers.