Advances in veterinary health care - including high tech diagnostics and specialty care treatment options - help us take better care of our veterinary patients. Not surprising, many of these options are costly, and bills for veterinary services are an out-of-pocket expense for the pet owner. This cost of care often becomes the deciding factor on whether or not to accept the recommendations made by the veterinarian. Additionally, findings of the Bayer Veterinary Care Usage Study and Partners for Health Pets reported that pet owners were delaying wellness and preventive care visits for their pets due to escalating costs for that care (2011).

Dr. Mary Beth Leininger - a Past President of the AVMA - recently discussed the important role that pet health insurance plays in helping pet owners manage costs for veterinary care, and the significant impact it has on the financial health of veterinary practices. She also shared information from a recent survey conducted by the North American Pet Health Insurance Association (NAPHIA) that dispels some of the common misconceptions about pet health insurance, as well as some exciting news about a new pet health insurance program from the ASPCA Pet Health Insurance called Complete Coverage SM.


Veterinary Professionals can earn 0.5 hrs CE credit (Approved by AAVSB RACE,
NY State, and the NJVMA) by viewing each of the following videos and then completing an evaluation form

Pet Health Insurance:
Separating Facts from Fiction


Making The Best Care for Pets Affordable


Earn 0.5 hrs CE credit (Approved by AAVSB RACE,
NY State, and the NJVMA) by completing an evaluation form