The hospital sheltered and looked after cats and dogs for free for pet owners who were out of their homes because of fire or flood threat.
“Dr. Oz contributes to this community more than people know and it is time to recognize his noble efforts,” said board of trade chairman Bobby Gidda.
“The Westside is a better place to live with such a caring and compassionate resident and business owner in it.”
The board of trade’s Key Business Awards handed out trophies in 11 other categories.
Business of the year: Heritage Retirement Residence
Aboriginal business: Galleria Fashions Boutique
Community and public service: Okanagan Business Excellence
Sustainable/Green: A View to Remember Bed & Breakfast
Large business: Heritage Retirement Residence
New business: Best Version media
Platinum service provider: Hergott Law
Small business: Postnet
Tourism and hospitality: Apothic Bed & Breakfast
Young entrepreneur: Mike Morsette of Precision Fencing
Performing arts: Dance City Academy