Seems everyone in the veterinary community has experienced or heard a tale of the Valentine’s Day underwear vomit. Urban myth? How many times have dogs vomited up some fancy red lingerie in practice? While no doubt some tellings are of dubious origin, and others are embellished just a little bit … Continue reading Valentine’s Day in the veterinary practice: What’s your story?
This week we marked a milestone at Nationwide: The 30th anniversary of when Dr. Alberto Valencia joined what was then Veterinary Pet Insurance and what is now the pet insurance division of one of the country’s top insurance companies. For a company that started as the insurance wing of the … Continue reading Celebrating a commitment to the veterinary community
One her recent visit to the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Nationwide field veterinarian Dr. Tonya Sparks chose Amy Le Blanc (2022) for the “Three Questions” treatment. Now, without reading to the bottom (yet), can you guess from pictures alone what part of veterinary medicine she finds … Continue reading Three questions for … NC State’s Amy Le Blanc (2022)
Recently, I attended the first Veterinary Business Management Association (VBMA) alumni conference, along with our Nationwide field veterinarians and the wonderful Nicole Numbers, who manages our school outreach programs. The event was a gathering of past VBMA leaders and existing National VBMA student leaders (that is, both incoming and outgoing … Continue reading Thankful … for young colleagues, future leaders and the VBMA
It’s time to vote for the annual Hambone Award, which we give out every year to the most amazing recovery from our claims. We honor the pet and the owner, and we honor the veterinary practice as well — the latter with a $10,000 grant to help other pets in … Continue reading Hambone Award: Honoring pet survivors and the veterinary teams who save them
Yesterday at the AVMA convention, our Dr. Kerry O’Hara presented the latest data from our Nationwide | Purdue Veterinary Price Index to an attentive audience that seems to get bigger every time we offer our semi-annual updates. We now have almost a decade of claims data to draw from, and … Continue reading Veterinary pricing trends: Our deepest dive yet