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We retire the Veterinary Pet Insurance brand and officially become known as Nationwide.
In April, we introduce three new preventive care plans to help pets stay healthy:
Pet Wellness Basic, Plus and Max.
We celebrate 30 great years of protecting America's pets.
In February, we begin offering four new, versatile plans for pets:
The Injury Plan, Feline SelectSM Plan, and the Major Medical and Medical Plans.
We join the Nationwide® family of companies, one of the largest insurance and financial services corporations in the world.
We celebrate 25 years of protecting America's pets.
In August, we launch two levels of enhanced preventive care coverage with CareGuard® Core and Premier.
Maintaining our position as the largest pet health insurance provider in the nation, we surpass the one million mark in number of pets insured.
We join forces with one of the nation's largest pet food manufacturers to build awareness of the importance of both a nutritious diet and regular veterinary care for maintaining good pet health.
In response to growing demand, we become the first pet insurance company to offer coverage for birds, rabbits, reptiles and other exotic pets through our Avian & Exotic Pet Plan.
We become the first pet insurance company to offer a group discount, available through participating companies and organizations.
We become the first pet insurance company to introduce routine care coverage for wellness treatments such as dental care, annual vaccinations and heartworm prevention.
We become the first company to begin selling pet insurance policies nationwide.
We sell our first policy to TV's Lassie, then quickly sell a multitude of policies throughout California as pet insurance skyrockets in popularity.
Veterinary Pet Services, Inc. is founded with the financial support of 750 independent veterinarians.
We are the first company to create an original pet health insurance product for America's pets.