We’re in the process now of the second “refresh” of our Nationwide® | Purdue Veterinary Price Index, which we debuted at the NAVC Conference last year and will again present at this event in January. Our mid-year refresh was presented at the AVMA convention, and both the first presentation and … Continue reading Nationwide | Purdue Veterinary Price Index: 5 fast takeaways
In recent years the veterinary community has worked to keep cats healthier by encouraging proven preventive care as well as trying to convince owners get cats to veterinarian sooner when they are sick. But the message is frustratingly hard to get across, it seems. Part of that, we know, is … Continue reading Feline veterinary care: What will it take to turn the tide?
How much is the cost of parasite prevention driving up pricing on wellness care for pets? Our updated Nationwide ® | Purdue Veterinary Price Index offers an alluring hint that seemingly every practitioner noted at our presentations at the AVMA Convention last week. Those comments made us feel pretty pleased … Continue reading Parasite prevention: Impact on veterinary pricing shows in our latest price index
Today marks the release of the new Nationwide® | Purdue Veterinary Price Index, which now includes claims data through the end of 2014. Once again, the data from more than 6 million claims from Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI)® shows veterinary pricing overall continues the downward trend we shared in the … Continue reading Nationwide® | Purdue: Veterinary pricing continues to fall
When we prepared to present our inaugural Nationwide® | Purdue Veterinary Price Index at the North American Veterinary Community Conference last January, I warned economist Dr. Kevin Mumford of the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University that there would be an audible gasp when he presented information that ran … Continue reading Coming soon: Update of our Nationwide® | Purdue Veterinary Price Index
Sorry for the extended and unannounced break since my last blog post. I have some good stuff in the pipeline, including our quarterly update of our Nationwide® | Purdue Veterinary Price Index (including some information just on our feline patients). And some interesting work from PennVet students on the lifetime … Continue reading Three questions for … Jenna Dean, Tufts veterinary class of 2017