Los Angeles, November 18, 2010 – Animal Behavior College (ABC) and Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI) have formed an alliance to help pet parents nationwide obtain pet health insurance. Students, alumni, and all pet parents associated with ABC can now enroll in VPI through the ABC/VPI partnership and receive a discount on their pets’ medical policies. With less than 1 percent of the nation’s pets currently insured, ABC and VPI hope to raise awareness of the benefits of pet insurance and encourage ABC associates to lead the way in insuring their pets.
ABC President Steve Appelbaum says, “I believe that by educating our students and graduates about the benefits of pet insurance we will ultimately help thousands of pet parents find safe, affordable coverage for their beloved animals. We want to give them peace of mind and the gift of a long and healthy life for their pets.”
ABC is a highly innovative vocational school that specializes in animal-related career training. ABC currently offers three programs – a Certified Dog Obedience Instructor training program, a Certified Veterinary Assistant program and a Certified Grooming Instruction program. Animal Behavior College also offers continuing education programs including one devoted to the training of shelter dogs. ABC has training locations in all 50 states as well as in Canada and is the premier school for animal lovers who wish to pursue animal-related careers. For more information or to enroll in the program please visit www.petinsurance.com/animalcareerschool or call 1-800-944-9185.
With more than 485,000 pets insured nationwide, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co./DVM Insurance Agency is the No. 1 veterinarian-recommended pet health insurance company and is a member of the Nationwide Insurance family of companies. Providing pet owners with peace of mind since 1982, the company is committed to being the trusted choice of America’s pet lovers and an advocate of pet health education. VPI Pet Insurance plans cover dogs, cats, birds and exotic pets for multiple medical problems and conditions relating to accidents, illnesses and injuries. Optional Pet CareGuard® for routine care is also available.
Medical plans are available in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. More than 2,000 companies nationwide offer VPI Pet Insurance as an employee benefit. Policies are underwritten by Veterinary Pet Insurance Company in California and in all other states by National Casualty Company, an A+15 rated company in Madison, Wisconsin.