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Pets Best Insurance Announces New Winner– “My Vet’s the Best” Contest

Posted on: October 26th, 2011 by

Pet insurance company Pets Best Insurance selects Dr. Warren Eubank of Lone Star Veterinary Clinic as best veterinarian for quarterly contest.

BOISE, ID- October 26, 2011— Pets Best Insurance, a pet health insurance company founded by pet insurance expert Dr. Jack Stephens, who was also the pioneer of pet insurance in the US, is proud to congratulate the winner of its quarterly “My Vet’s the Best Contest”. This quarter, Dr. Warren Eubank of Flower Mound, TX based Lone Star Veterinary Clinic has been selected as the “best vet” after receiving a glowing nomination from client Victoria Ulrich.

The winning veterinary hospital and Dr. Eubank will receive $500 from Pets Best Insurance to help cover the cost of treatment for stray animals or for pets whose owners do not have pet insurance and can’t afford treatment.

Nominator Victoria Ulrich, who has rescued and trained deaf and blind Great Danes for 10 years, wrote to Pets Best Insurance to nominate Dr. Eubank for his persistent and caring treatment of her Great Dane, Pearl, during a time of great crisis and heart-break.

One morning, the 10-year-old Great Dane wouldn’t get off of her bed or even lift her head. Without hesitation, Victoria rushed Pearl to their veterinarian, Dr. Eubank. After performing a thorough examination, Dr. Eubank determined that Pearl had a stroke. In hopes to restore Pearl’s mobility and functioning, the vet began pharmacological treatment. Dr. Eubank was very attentive and compassionate throughout the whole process, even providing Victoria with his personal cell phone number.

Over the next week, Pearl’s condition was not improving much and she was still quite immobile. Sadly, crisis struck again for Pearl on Memorial Day weekend, as Pearl started howling in pain. Victoria called Dr. Eubank immediately, who suggested she bring Pearl to the ER. It was determined that Pearl had developed complications and that treating these complications would make it impossible to treat for the stroke as well. When Pearl would no longer eat, Victoria’s family had to make the agonizing decision to put Pearl to sleep.

Even though he was on vacation, Dr. Eubank left his family to go to Victoria’s home and help them through this terribly difficult process. Dr. Eubank’s bedside manner was exactly what the family needed; giving them time to come to grips with their decision, say their goodbyes, and assuring them that they did everything they could to help their beloved dog.

Victoria Ulrich recalled her experience with Dr. Eubank as incredible, despite the sad circumstances.

 “I know of no other vet that would go above and beyond the call of duty as Dr. Eubank did,” said Ulrich. “To give us his time endlessly and to fight so tirelessly for Pearl, we can never thank him enough.”

Victoria believes that Dr. Eubank is more than worthy of the prize and the title of the “Best Vet.”

“Dr. Eubank deserves this award, because I know he would do so much with that prize money to help other special needs rescues just like Pearl.”

 Dr. Eubank was humbled by his nomination.

“Tim and Victoria Ulrich are wonderful pet owners. If there were such a thing as reincarnation, I’d want to come back as one of their pets. I am humbled by the trust they place in me and am honored by this award. My professional goal has always been to provide clients with Texas-friendly service and to treat people the way I want to be treated.  The relationships I’ve built with clients and their pets provide a personal satisfaction few professions ever know,” Dr. Eubank said.

“At Lone Star Veterinary Clinic, we take care of our patients as if they were our own pets.  I am excited to be able to use the award money for pets that may need financial assistance for veterinary care.”

Those interested in making a nomination for the My Vet’s The Best contest should send a story telling Pets Best Insurance why your vet is the best, along with any related photos and/or video to petsbestpromos@gmail.com. In the e-mail, please include your full name, your pet’s name, your vet’s full name and/or clinic name along with their address. For the official rules, please visit: http://www.petsbest.com/official-rules. It is not necessary to be a pet health insurance policyholder to submit a nomination.

About Pets Best Insurance

Boise, Idaho-based Pets Best Insurance provides pet insurance plans that reimburse pet owners for a straightforward 80 percent of veterinary services after a deductible, with no benefit schedules or fee restrictions. Pets Best Insurance plans do not include age restrictions and allow the pet owner to choose any licensed veterinarian. Any pet has guaranteed acceptance for accident-only polices, ensuring that even seriously ill pets can be insured against unexpected costs from accidental injury. The Pets Best Insurance team is a group of pet lovers who strive to deliver quality customer service and value. Aetna Insurance Company of Connecticut (AICC) underwrites insurance plans offered and administered by Pets Best Insurance. This material describes Pets Best Insurance plans in general terms. Eligible expenses and coverage may vary, depending on your plan selection. All pet insurance plans have limitations and exclusions. Information is believed to be accurate as of the production date; however, it is subject to change. For more information, visit Pets Best Insurance at Petsbest.com or phone 877-PetsBest (738-7237). You may also follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/petsbestinsurance

Pets Best Insurance Launches “Freaky Friday” Contest

Posted on: October 3rd, 2011 by

Pet insurance company Pets Best Insurance celebrates National Pet Health Insurance Month by sponsoring “Freaky Friday” contest.

Boise, Idaho, September 20, 2011- September is National Pet Health Insurance Month and Pets Best Insurance, a pet insurance company founded by pet insurance expert Dr. Jack Stephens, the original founder of Pet Health Insurance in the United States, is celebrating by holding a “Freaky Friday” contest honoring the most freak pet accident or pet emergency.

One winner will be selected each week through the month of September. Each winner will be awarded a $50 gift certificate to The Animal Rescue Site store. From clothing and jewelry, home décor and pet supplies, the site has something for everyone. No purchase is necessary and entrants do not need to be a current Pets Best Insurance policyholder.

Has your dog has eaten your clothes or has your cat has climbed into your dryer? If so, tell us your pet story! To participate in the Pets Best Insurance Freaky Friday contest, post your story on the Pets Best Insurance Facebook wall, www.facebook.com/petsbestinsurance. Look for winners to be announced each Friday on Facebook.

Winners so far this month are Michelle, whose dog ran into a tree; Gretchen, whose dog Sammy broke his “private part” while trying to mount another dog; and Leslie, whose dog Rogue fell out of a window and hyper extended both wrists. Keep the stories coming– there’s still time to enter! Pets Best Insurance will announce two more winners before the end of the month.

According to Packaged Facts, 53% of US households own a pet and spend more than $25 billion annually on veterinary services. With pet insurance available for less than $1 per day, more and more pet owners are purchasing pet insurance for their dogs and cats. Of course, pet insurance premiums are based on age, location and breed of the pet.

Pets Best Insurance pet insurance provider is a member of the North American Pet Health Insurance Association. Founded in 2007, the North American Pet Health Insurance Association (NAPHIA) members work collaboratively towards establishing and maintaining universal and professional standards for terminology, best practices, quality, and ethics in the pet health industry. NAPHIA is committed to advancing the pet insurance industry through pooling resources, sharing information, and working together to identify and address challenges and opportunities. Pets Best salutes the NAPHIA during National Pet Health Insurance Month. Visit www.naphia.org for more information.

About Pets Best Insurance

Boise, Idaho-based Pets Best Insurance provides pet insurance plans that reimburse pet owners for a straightforward 80 percent of veterinary services after a deductible, with no benefit schedules or fee restrictions. Pets Best Insurance plans do not include age restrictions and allow the pet owner to choose any licensed veterinarian. Any pet has guaranteed acceptance for accident-only polices, ensuring that even seriously ill pets can be insured against unexpected costs from accidental injury. The Pets Best Insurance team is a group of pet lovers who strive to deliver quality customer service and value. Pet Insurance plans offered and administered by Pets Best Insurance are underwritten by Aetna Insurance Company of Connecticut (AICC). This material describes Pets Best Insurance plans in general terms. Eligible expenses and coverage may vary, depending on your plan selection. All pet insurance plans have limitations and exclusions. Information is believed to be accurate as of the production date; however, it is subject to change. For more information, visit Pets Best Insurance at www.petsbest.com or phone 877-PetsBest (738-7237). You may also follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/petsbestinsurance.

Pet Insurance Company Pays International Claims

Posted on: September 7th, 2011 by

BOISE ID, August 31, 2011— Pet Insurance company, Pets Best Insurance covers international claims, allowing policyholders to rest assured that their pets are eligible for coverage even when they are temporarily out of the country. By accepting international claims, Pets Best Insurance is one of the only U.S. pet insurers to afford this protection to pet owners.

Although policy holders must reside in the US to enroll in a pet health insurance plan, so long as pets are seen by a licensed veterinarian while traveling, Pets Best Insurance can help pet owners afford the best treatment options.

One Pets Best Insurance policyholder who was able to reap the benefits of the company’s international coverage was Amalia Luyet, a Switzerland native. While she lives in New York, Amalia often travels back to Switzerland to visit. Because she’s so close with her dog Vegas, Amalia takes her everywhere she goes, including out of the country. On her last trip to Switzerland, Amalia noticed that Vegas began acting strangely, showing signs of listlessness, dehydration, vomiting, and shivering.

Vegas took a turn for the worst on a Friday night after all of the Swiss veterinarian offices were closed; Amalia moved quickly to find an emergency veterinarian clinic where she rushed Vegas in for care. Ironically enough, she learned  that the veterinarian on call had  studied in the United States. The veterinarian gave Vegas an injection and the dog was back to normal in no time.

When it came time to file the pet insurance claim, Amalia recalls her claim reimbursement experience with Pets Best Insurance as simple, even though her vet invoice was submitted in Swiss currency.

“Getting reimbursed by Pets Best was easy,” Amalia said. “I just sent them the bill along with a note (in English) from the Swiss Vet and that was it!”

Similarly, Monica Wallooppillai, a policyholder from Texas who was traveling in Saudi Arabia, found herself in a precarious situation when she noticed her dog Zuri was having difficulty holding his urine, and that there was blood in it. After taking her dog to a vet for an examination and x-rays, Zuri was diagnosed with prostatitis. The Wallooppillai family was nervous about their claim since they were in a foreign country; however, Pets Best Insurance didn’t let them down.

Monica said she has peace of mind with Pets Best Insurance, knowing that Zuri will receive the care he needs no matter where they are traveling. She added that every claim she has ever presented to Pets Best Insurance has been seamlessly covered.

“With Pets Best, I was able to file the claim online and have the claim payment directly deposited into my bank account,”  she said.  “I even presented the claim in Saudi currency, included a conversion chart and the claim was processed-no questions asked! Pets Best makes the claim process very user-friendly and efficient.”

About Pets Best Insurance

Boise, Idaho-based Pets Best Insurance provides pet insurance plans that reimburse pet owners for a straightforward 80 percent of veterinary services after a deductible, with no benefit schedules or fee restrictions. Pets Best Insurance plans do not include age restrictions and allow the pet owner to choose any licensed veterinarian. Any pet has guaranteed acceptance for accident-only polices, ensuring that even seriously ill pets can be insured against unexpected costs from accidental injury. The Pets Best Insurance team is a group of pet lovers who strive to deliver quality customer service and value. Aetna Insurance Company of Connecticut (AICC) underwrites insurance plans offered and administered by Pets Best Insurance. This material describes Pets Best Insurance plans in general terms. Eligible expenses and coverage may vary, depending on your plan selection. All pet insurance plans have limitations and exclusions. Information is believed to be accurate as of the production date; however, it is subject to change. For more information, visit Pets Best Insurance at Petsbest.com or phone 877-PetsBest (738-7237). You may also follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/petsbestinsurance.

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Indian Peaks Hospital Wins Pet Insurance Contest

Posted on: August 23rd, 2011 by

BOISE, ID- August 11, 2011— Pets Best Insurance is proud to congratulate the winner of its quarterly “My Vet’s the Best Contest.” This quarter, Boulder, Colorado based Indian Peaks Veterinary Hospital has been selected as the best veterinary practice after receiving an outstanding nomination from client Fay Windsor.

For their winning nomination, the veterinary hospital will receive $500 from Pets Best Insurance to help cover the cost of treatment for stray animals or for pets whose owners can’t afford treatment.

Fay, who owns four dogs, nominated Indian Peaks Veterinary Hospital for their exceptional level of care when all of her dogs became critically ill with canine influenza and pneumonia. When Fay noticed one of her dogs was listless and vomiting one Sunday afternoon, she frantically searched for a vet who was open as her regular vet was closed on weekends. Fay called Indian Peaks Veterinary Hospital in a panic, and even though she was not a regular client, she was told to come right in.  After X-rays showed possible pneumonia, her dog was immediately sent to Alpenglow Emergency Care Hospital for overnight care.

Not only did the veterinarian staff care for Fay’s pet, they also stayed up most of the night. The next morning, another of Fay’s dogs, who happens to be deaf, began vomiting. Fay, who does not drive and was home alone, again called Indian Peaks in a panic. The receptionist was so concerned that she offered to leave and drive from Boulder to Longmont to pick up the dog. The staff made special accommodations to make sure this dog was also comfortable during treatment, even asking what signs Fay used to communicate with her deaf dog.

The next night, Fay’s third and fourth dogs started showing symptoms of the virus. Canine Influenza is highly contagious and very serious. Fay was warned that all of her dogs might die, but assured that the vet would not give up. Even though the vets had been up all night treating the other dogs, they made time for Fay’s questions and concerns.

Fay Windsor remembered her experience with Indian Peaks Veterinary Hospital, and had only the best things to say: “It was a horrendous time,” she explained, “We were so worried about our dogs but they made it as easy for us as they could. A few days later the dogs started responding to the medication… My dogs had made it!” The dogs continued their medications once home, with the vets checking in on them daily. Indian Peaks even offered to deliver medication refills to her home, or pick up her dogs if they required further care.

Fay believes that Indian Peaks is more than worthy of the prize and the title of the “Best Vet.” She continued, “I am really delighted that Pets Best chose Indian Peaks to win this award. I know they will use the award to help other deserving animals whose owners are not as fortunate. Without Indian Peaks my four dogs would not be here today.”

The vet hospital was elated by their nomination. “Indian Peaks Veterinary Hospital is honored to be nominated by Fay Windsor for this recognition,” said a representative from Indian Peaks, “ We are pleased that, with the partnership of AlpenGlow Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center, there was a positive outcome for the Windsor family.”

 Those interested in making a nomination for the My Vet’s The Best contest should send a story telling Pets Best Insurance why your vet is the best, along with any related photos and/or video to petsbestpromos@gmail.com. In the e-mail, please include your full name, your pet’s name, your vet’s full name and/or clinic name along with their address. For the official rules, please visit: http://www.petsbest.com/official-rules. It is not necessary to be a policyholder to submit a nomination.

About Pets Best Insurance

Boise, Idaho-based Pets Best Insurance provides pet insurance plans that reimburse pet owners for a straightforward 80 percent of veterinary services after a deductible, with no benefit schedules or fee restrictions. Pets Best Insurance plans do not include age restrictions and allow the pet owner to choose any licensed veterinarian. Any pet has guaranteed acceptance for accident-only polices, ensuring that even seriously ill pets can be insured against unexpected costs from accidental injury. The Pets Best Insurance team is a group of pet lovers who strive to deliver quality customer service and value. Aetna Insurance Company of Connecticut (AICC) underwrites insurance plans offered and administered by Pets Best Insurance. This material describes Pets Best Insurance plans in general terms. Eligible expenses and coverage may vary, depending on your plan selection. All pet insurance plans have limitations and exclusions. Information is believed to be accurate as of the production date; however, it is subject to change. For more information, visit Pets Best Insurance at Petsbest.com or phone 877-PetsBest (738-7237). You may also follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/petsbestinsurance.

Pets Best Insurance Names New Vets to its Team

Posted on: June 26th, 2011 by

BOISE, Idaho (June 26, 2011) – Pets Best Insurance, which strives to deliver both quality insurance coverage and valuable expert advice and resources, is happy to announce it has expanded its editorial team.

 The pet insurance company, this month, brought on Dr. Kerry Fost, Dr. Linda Lobb and Dr. Jane Matheys, of The Cat Doctor, as its newest expert contributors.

 The pet insurance company, which makes resources consistently available for policy holders and pet owners through its blog, article and Facebook pages, now has a total of four contributing vets, a professionally certified dog trainer, and a published pet author.

Pets Best Insurance President and Founder Dr. Jack Stephens founded pet insurance in the US in the early 1980s– as such Pets Best Insurance is viewed as an industry leader.

“It’s important that we offer this kind of expertise paired with exceptional pet insurance coverage because of our position in the industry,” Stephens said. “We understand the value of providing these kinds of resources to our policy holders as well as other pet owners who come to our website and Facebook page for pet health information.”

 Pets Best Insurance will post an expert article on its site each week. In addition, the pet insurance company offers a forum to ask its team of experts pet health and behavioral questions on its Facebook page. Responses to the questions are filmed and posted monthly on the company Facebook page.

 The three new resident veterinarians practice at The Cat Doctor in Boise, Idaho and come to the company with over 70 years combined experience in the veterinary industry.

 For more information about Pets Best Insurance visit http://www.petsbest.com/. To read the first expert article written by Dr. Fost go to www.petsbest.com/blog/feline-obesity-an-increasing, and to post pet related questions visit the company Facebook page at www.facebook.com/petsbestinsurance.

 

About Pets Best Insurance

Boise, Idaho-based Pets Best Insurance provides pet insurance plans that reimburse pet owners for a straightforward 80 percent of veterinary services after a deductible, with no benefit schedules or fee restrictions.  Pets Best Insurance plans do not include age restrictions and allow the pet owner to choose their veterinarian. Any pet has guaranteed acceptance for accident-only polices, ensuring that even seriously ill pets can be insured against unexpected costs from accidental injury. The Pets Best Insurance team is a group of pet lovers who strive to deliver quality customer service and value. Insurance plans offered and administered by Pets Best are underwritten by Aetna Insurance Company of Connecticut (AICC). This material describes Pets Best Insurance plans in general terms. Eligible expenses and coverage may vary, depending on your plan selection. All pet insurance plans have limitations and exclusions. Information is believed to be accurate as of the production date; however, it is subject to change. For more information, visit Pets Best Insurance at Petsbest.com or phone 877-PetsBest (738-7237).

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