Kismet, a Jack Russell terrier from Salt Lake City, Utah, has won the 2016 Hambone Award, honoring the most unusual pet insurance claim of the year. Also winning is Advanced Veterinary Care, the SLC veterinary practice that saved the brave dog’s life after a violent burglary left him and his … Continue reading Heroic Jack Russell, stellar SLC veterinary practice win Hambone Award
Kanye Westie? Butch Catsidy? These are just two of the contenders in one of my favorite annual events at Nationwide®, our Wackiest Pet Names. Through Aug. 8, you can vote for your favorites, one cat and one dog. Last year’s winners were Leonard DiCatprio and Baron Von Furrypants. This year’s … Continue reading Time to vote … for the Wackiest Pet Names in the Nation!
Everyone who owns a Jack Russell Terrier and every veterinarian and veterinary technician who cares for them knows what tough little dogs they can be. JRTs are lively companions who keep their owners on their toes, so much so that the Jack Russell Terrier Club of America puts some effort … Continue reading SLC’s Advanced Veterinary Care saves hero Jack Russell
Of all the Hambone Award nominees we’ve ever had, I don’t ever remember a story quite like this one. Great work by the Arlington Animal Hospital PC outside of New York City both for saving the dog and the … well, read on … From our Hambone Nation blog: Cassandra … Continue reading Puppy pilfered pants? No problem for Poughkeepsie practice!
Many of you are aware of our annual Hambone Award, which calls out the most incredible pet insurance claims among the many thousands we work with every year at Nationwide. As Nationwide’s Chief Veterinary Officer, I make it a point to give my kudos to veterinary teams that make the … Continue reading A furless cat, a reclining chair — and good work by an Austin veterinary team
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