Trupanion Selected By MWI Veterinary Supply as Preferred Provider of Medical Insurance for Cats and Dogs
Trupanion, Inc. (NYSE: TRUP) announced today that it was selected by MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc., a leading distributor of animal health products across the United States of America and United Kingdom, as the preferred company to offer medical insurance for cats and dogs for its Distinct Advantage Program members.
The Distinct Advantage Program was designed by MWI to reward and support its best customers. Through MWI’s network of more than 300 Territory Managers, Distinct Advantage Members enjoy priority access to a network of trusted animal health products and services.
“MWI is the nation’s premier distributor of animal health product and services, serving more than 20,000 customers in North America. Since its founding in 1976, MWI has developed deep relationships with thousands of the nation’s leading animal hospitals. We’re honored to be selected as their preferred provider of medical insurance for cats and dogs and look forward to leveraging MWI’s extensive network to deepen our relationships with Distinct Advantage Program members. Our Territory Partners and Regional Directors will be working side by side with more than 300 MWI Territory Managers to educate member hospitals on the benefits of medical insurance for cats and dogs offered by Trupanion,” said Darryl Rawlings, CEO and Founder of Trupanion.
“After our internal review of the leading companies in the space, we selected Trupanion as the best-in-class of the products on the market. Helping our veterinary customers better understand the value proposition of proactively educating pet owners about medical insurance for their pets will benefit not only pets and veterinary hospitals, but also all companies that sell products and services to the profession,” said John Yamagata, Director of National Accounts at MWI.
MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc. is a leading distributor of animal health products across the United States of America and United Kingdom. The company sells more than 50,000 products, of which over 25,000 are stocked its distribution centers sourced from nearly 1,000 vendors. It sells pharmaceuticals, vaccines, parasiticides, diagnostics, capital equipment, supplies, veterinary pet food, and nutritional products. The markets these products to their customers in both the companion animal and production animal markets, and also offer customers a variety of value-added services, including on-line ordering via its e-commerce platform, technology management systems, pharmacy fulfillment, inventory management system, equipment procurement consultation and special order fulfillment.
Founded in 2000, Trupanion (NYSE: TRUP) offers medical insurance for cats and dogs in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico through its affiliated entities. With over 218,000 total enrolled pets as of 12/31/2014, Trupanion is one of the largest pet medical insurance companies in North America with the mission to help the pets we all love receive the best veterinary care. The Trupanion pet medical insurance plan is simple, fair and comprehensive that pays 90% of the actual veterinary costs for illness and injury claims with no payout limits per incident, per year, or over the lifetime of the pet and with few exclusions. Trupanion policies are underwritten by the American Pet Insurance Company in the U.S. and the Omega General Insurance Company in Canada. For more information please visit Trupanion.com.