While you may have heard about our Hambone Award for the most incredible pet health insurance claim of the year, did you know the veterinary practice involved in saving the winner gets a $10,000 grant to help pets whose owners can’t afford care? It’s true. And now through Oct. 4, … Continue reading Vote for Hambone Award: $10K to life-saving veterinary practice!
Should veterinarians care if a client buys pet health insurance through payroll deduction? As more and veterinarians learn that these plans make good veterinary care possible, it is indeed worth caring. That’s because pet health insurance as a voluntary benefit is not only here, but it’s huge. And it’s only … Continue reading When companies offer pet health insurance as a voluntary benefit, everyone wins
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!