While common issues such as allergic dermatitis and otitis externa are rarely life-threatening, they can be painful to pets and unexpected and expensive in the eyes of pet owners. At Nationwide, we recently sorted through our database of more than 650,000 insured pets to determine the top medical conditions that … Continue reading What are the most common medical conditions for dogs and cats? We know!
Since we at Nationwide’s pet insurance division are in the business of helping pet-owners pay for the care they want and their pets need, we spend a lot of time thinking about the issues around paying for veterinary care. We study it, too. Our Nationwide | Purdue Veterinary Price Index … Continue reading Payment plans for veterinary care: Is it the next big thing?
As interest in choosing the best pet health insurance has grown, the number of competitors and the range of offerings has, too. While I’m happy that so many more pets have access to life-saving coverage, I’m even happier that the first U.S. provider of PHI is still considered to be … Continue reading Nationwide chosen best pet health insurance by Whole Dog Journal
Most all veterinarians in clinical practice have written health certificates for animals to fly, and have explained why sedatives aren’t a good idea. But can we do more to make flying safer for pets on planes, especially those flying in the hold? The answer is yes. I love having print-outs … Continue reading When it comes to pets on planes, fly the friendlier skies
This article from CNBC is aimed at people who are considering leaving jobs to work for themselves, but it does a good job explaining the new tax code for those who are already their own boss. That includes many veterinarians, of course. If you’re one of them (or plan to … Continue reading Sole proprietor? Independent contractor? New tax code has goodies for you
For a few years now, the veterinary community has been rocked by reports of widespread depression and even the suicide of some of its most high-profile members. But a study released at the NAVC’s VMX conference suggests veterinarians are no worse (and no better) than the broader community, when it comes … Continue reading Study counters perception of veterinary mental health