If you want to know the history of pet health insurance in the United States, the person you need to talk to is Linda Markland. That’s because Linda, an RVT, has been a key player in the industry since there was just one company — Veterinary Pet Insurance, now Nationwide®. … Continue reading WVC honors Nationwide’s Linda Markland, RVT
We asked a simple question in our Nationwide® Brachycephalic Breed Disease Prevalence Study: Are Bulldogs, French Bulldogs, Pugs and other such brachycelphalic breeds as healthy, more healthy or less healthy than other dogs across a range of conditions common to all dogs? The answer, in brief, is less healthy, based … Continue reading French Bulldogs and more: Taking the temperature on brachycephalic health
Every year at Nationwide we take a look back at the previous year and the top 10 veterinary visits, based on our claims. Can you guess what they are? Here’s the information we just released to the veterinary community: While common issues such as Allergic Dermatitis and Otitis Externa are … Continue reading What’s No. 1 on Nationwide’s top 10 veterinary visits lists?
The holidays always present their share of risks to pets, as we in the veterinary community know all too well. That’s why I’m always happy to mention the free, fully vetted educational materials we offer. They have the potential to save lives, especially during this season. We’ve always led the … Continue reading Pet-owner education materials: Fully vetted and absolutely free!
UPDATE! We hit our $30,000 goal before the end of the month, so we upped it to $50,000! Because I see so many claims for cancer, and know too many of these cases ended in heartbreak, National Pet Cancer Awareness Month means a lot to me. I know the chance … Continue reading #CurePetCancer: The hashtag that helps to save lives
While we know that most Nationwide members with our pet insurance see their pets as family, it’s not often that we see a claim for an incident that involves the entire family. But in the case of this month’s Hambone Award nominee, that’s certainly what happened. An entire family survived … Continue reading Hambone Award: Westbury veterinary team steps up for poisoned pets