We’ve been training new field veterinarians at Nationwide Pet, preparing another generation of educators to help veterinary students understand how pet health insurance works, and how recommending it to clients supports the work of the veterinary profession. The training means I’ve been traveling more than usual, which I’ve kind of … Continue reading Three questions for …. Emily Douciere, LSU SVM
I know I’ve mentioned it before, but visiting with veterinary students is one of the best parts of my job as Chief Veterinary Medical Officer at Nationwide. I love visiting our schools and colleges of veterinary medicine, too! Recently I’ve hop-skipped across the country visiting with the next generations of … Continue reading Three questions for … Iowa State’s Rachael Ostrem
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?
Much of my work as Nationwide’s chief veterinary medical officer involves pet health and pet-related finances. And while I love my job, I am truly grateful when our public-relations team comes up with lighter topics that make me smile. Like these Oscar-inspired pet names. On Feb. 26th, of course, cinema’s … Continue reading Oscar-inspired pet names? We have some likely suspects!
The veterinary pricing recovery is here to stay — at least for now. That’s the takeaway from our semi-annual refresh of the Nationwide® | Purdue Veterinary Price Index, which returned to where it began with a presentation at the NAVC Conference. [Download the executive summary] Produced by Nationwide in collaboration … Continue reading Nationwide® | Purdue benchmark study shows continued veterinary pricing recovery