Trupanion, Inc. Expands Footprint through New Partnership with VCA

Trupanion, Inc. TRUP, -1.99% and VCAWOOF, -0.92% announced a new partnership today to help pets receive the best veterinary care possible.

The partnership expands Trupanion’s footprint, naming it the preferred vendor for medical insurance for cats and dogs across VCA’s veterinary hospitals throughout the United States.  VCA clients who enroll will have the peace of mind that comes with a medical plan through Trupanion, and VCA veterinarians will be empowered to continue providing their clients with optimum care.

“We are excited about our partnership with Trupanion,” said Bob Antin, VCA CEO. “Both companies are dedicated to supporting the pet care needs of our clients. Together VCA and Trupanion can help our clients access the highest and most suitable level of pet care that our veterinarians recommend. Our relationship is an important bridge to helping our pet friends stay healthy and happy.”

With Trupanion, pet owners will be better prepared for the unexpected costs of treatment if their pet becomes sick or injured. Trupanion offers one simple plan with no limits that pays 90% of the actual invoice for all diagnostics tests, surgeries, medications and hospital stays, with very few exclusions.

“We’re thrilled the VCA team appreciates our unique approach and we look forward to working with them and supporting them in the great work they do,” said Trupanion CEO, Darryl Rawlings.

About Trupanion

Trupanion is an industry leader in medical insurance for pets, offering cat and dog medical insurance in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. With over 207,000 total enrolled pets (as of 9/30/2014), Trupanion’s mission is to help the pets we all love receive the best veterinary care. Trupanion offers simple, fair and comprehensive pet medical insurance that pays 90% of veterinary costs for pets’ covered illness and injury claims that could include diagnostic tests, surgeries, medications, hospital stays, and alternative therapies for the treatment of injuries or illnesses. The Trupanion coverage includes chronic, hereditary and congenital conditions with no payout limits per incident, per year, or over the lifetime of the pet. Some terms and conditions apply, please see our website for details

In the United States, Trupanion is underwritten by the American Pet Insurance Company, which has earned a Financial Stability Rating® of A–Exceptional from Demotech, Inc. In Canada, Trupanion is underwritten by Omega General Insurance Company. Trupanion is a founding member of the North American Pet Health Insurance Association (NAPHIA), demonstrating a commitment to high standards and transparency in all actions and products. Trupanion’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol TRUP.

About VCA

VCA owns, operates and manages the largest networks of freestanding veterinary hospitals and veterinary-exclusive clinical laboratories in the country, with more than 620 veterinary hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces and more than 55 clinical laboratories throughout the United States and Canada. Additionally, we provide the largest online communication, professional education and marketing solutions to the veterinary community. We also supply diagnostic imaging equipment to the veterinary industry, as well as operating a premier dog daycare chain with boarding, grooming and training facilities.

Media Contact:

Britta Gidican, Trupanion Director of Public Relations
Phone: 206.607.1930

Reprinted from Marketwatch


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