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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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Pets Best Insurance Names Chris Middleton New VP of Marketing

Posted on: June 15th, 2011 by

Pets Best Insurance has named Chris Middleton the company’s new vice president of marketing.

BOISE, Idaho, (June 15, 2011) – In a company announcement, Pets Best Insurance CEO Greg McDonald wrote he was happy to introduce Middleton in his new role at the pet insurance company.

“As a result of Chris’s significant contributions to Pets Best Insurance, we’ve promoted Chris to our Senior Management Team as VP of Marketing,” McDonald wrote.

Middleton, who joined Pets Best Insurance in 2010, previously worked 18 years for Hewlett Packard. He has an MBA from the University of Oregon and is also a certified public accountant.

“I’m thrilled to be working for Pets Best Insurance because it’s a business devoted to helping pets live longer, healthier lives,” he said, adding that one of the perks of his job is being able to bring his dog, Attie, to work.

Middleton said he learned the importance and necessity of pet insurance the hard way—as many pet owners do.

“In 2007 my previous dog, Guido, needed surgery for what turned out to be terminal cancer,” he said. “Making the decision to pay $3,800 in the vet’s office late at night was difficult,” Middleton said, adding he wondered how he would also pay his kids’ tuition.

Now that Middleton has Attie insured, he said he knows he can make the best medical decision for her—with cost being the least of his worries.

Middleton lives in Boise with his wife of 22 years, Nancy, with whom he has two children.

Boise, Idaho-based Pets Best Insurance provides pet insurance plans that reimburse pet owners at 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 www.petsbest.com.

Pets Best Insurance Invites Facebook Friends to “Ask a Vet” Their Pet Health Questions

Posted on: May 18th, 2011 by

Pets Best Insurance welcomes pet owners to ask its resident vet any pet health questions they have– regardless of whether their pets are insured by the company.

 BOISE, ID, May 18, 2011 — Pets Best Insurance believes that knowledge is power–especially when it comes to our pets’ health care. While the pet insurance company always recommends taking a pet in for veterinary evaluation at the first sign of illness, it has also created a means for pet owners to ask a licensed veterinarian general pet health and behavioral questions on its Facebook page.

Dr. Fiona Caldwell, of Idaho Veterinary Hospital in Nampa, Idaho responds to the questions on film each week. The clips are then posted to the Pets Best Insurance Facebook wall, http://www.facebook.com/PetsBestInsurance and the Pets Best Insurance website.

When prompted by the Pets Best Insurance Facebook moderator, “friends” are welcomed to post their questions directly on the company’s Facebook wall. They can then expect their questions to be answered by the vet weekly.

“Sometimes pets do things that seem bizarre to us that are completely normal for them,” President and Founder of Pets Best Insurance, Dr. Jack Stephens said. “There’s reassurance in hearing that something your pet is doing is nothing to worry about.”

If Dr. Caldwell feels she needs more information about any specific question she receives, she will suggest the owner “talk with their veterinarian.” After all, nothing replaces a good physical exam and periodic diagnostic screening of your pet for good health and early detection of disease.

Boise, Idaho-based Pets Best Insurance provides pet insurance plans that reimburse pet owners at 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 www.petsbest.com or phone 877-PetsBest (738-7237×315).

Pets Best Insurance Reimburses Over $2,300 on Rattlesnake Bite Claim

Posted on: May 13th, 2011 by

The pet insurance company pays 80 percent of a vet bill, after the deductible, on a snake bite claim that would have cost the pet owner over $3,000 without pet insurance.

BOISE, ID, May 13, 2011 — Pets Best Insurance says it has seen an alarming trend in the number of snakebite claims in the past few years–and the most notable claim of the season so far was for a dog who was bitten on the tongue by a rattlesnake in early April.

Although this dog’s owner had pet insurance, many owners end up incurring huge costs for snake bites.

That’s why the company wants to remind pet owners to practice caution when outdoors with pets this spring–as rattlesnake season is now in full swing.

President and Founder of Pets Best Insurance, Dr. Jack Stephens, said the bites can be very expensive to treat–which is why it’s a good idea to have pet insurance, especially if you walk or hike with your pet.

“It’s good to exercise with our pets, but it can also be dangerous,” Dr. Stephens said, adding that the snakes are most prevalent in Western, Southwest and Southern states.

Rattlesnakes are most often seen during the spring, summer and early fall months, usually in wide open spaces, in rocky terrains and along the edges of water–where pet owners often take their pets.

Snake bite symptoms, which include pain, tissue swelling and bruises may lead to shock or death if not promptly treated.

“We’re happy we’re here to help pets and their owners in these kinds of emergency situations,” Dr. Stephens said. “In this particular instance, we were able to reimburse over $2,300. For some pet owners this could mean the difference between economic euthanasia and their pet’s life.”

For more information about Pets Best Insurance visit www.petsbest.com.

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 www.Petsbest.com or phone 877-PetsBest (738-7237).

Dr. Tammy Craig First Winner in Pets Best Insurance Contest

Posted on: April 14th, 2011 by

BOISE, Idaho (April 14, 2011) – The pet insurance company announces its first round of winners in a year-long contest created to recognize and reward the passion, innovation and talents of veterinarians across the U.S.

When Carol Matthews discovered a severely injured dog lying in a ditch late one night, the first person she called was her long-time veterinarian, Dr. Tammy Craig of TLC Veterinary Care in Hastings, NE.

Although technically off-the-clock, Dr. Craig worked into the wee hours of the night to treat the severely malnourished Great Pyrenees that was thought to have been thrown from the back of a vehicle. The dog now lives with Matthews, and has been named Annabelle.

Matthews said when she first heard about the pet insurance company’s “My Vet’s the Best” contest she knew right away she had to nominate her veterinarian.

“Dr. Craig will do whatever she can to exhaust every avenue of treatment for a beloved pet,” Matthews said. “She extends this same consideration to strays.”

Upon hearing she won the title of “Best Vet” and a $500 prize to help with the cost of treating strays or for clients who can’t afford treatment, Dr. Craig was overwhelmed with gratitude.

“I’m at a loss for words. What an honor,” Dr. Craig said. “I feel sometimes that pets are there for us unconditionally and I feel we need to be there for them in the same way. We help whoever we can in any way we can.”

Matthews said aside from house pets and strays, Dr. Craig also helps any animals the wildlife rescue brings to her.

“I’ve never known her to turn away an animal in need,” Matthews said. “Sometimes she does lose money, but she continues to give people [and animals] opportunities.”

Pets Best Insurance will choose a winner each quarter through December 31, 2011. For more information about Pets Best Insurance visit www.petsbest.com.

For contest rules or to nominate your vet, visit http://www.petsbest.com/vetpromo.

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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).