WE PUT MEMBERS AND THEIR PETS FIRST

We understand that your companion animals are more than "just pets." They're family. That's why we introduced pet insurance to the U.S. back in 1982 and have been supporting pet owners ever since.

Until recently, you may have known us as Veterinary Pet Insurance. However, in 2014 the entire Nationwide Insurance family of companies—including VPI—made the historic move to join together as one company, one culture and one brand: Nationwide.

Though our name may be different, our calling remains the same: To help all pets get the care they need. Because above all, we stand behind the promise that Nationwide is on your side.

Scott Liles Chief Pet Insurance Officer

Scott Liles Chief Pet Insurance Officer

A Wonderful Journey

We Invented Milestone 2015

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We retire the Veterinary Pet Insurance brand and officially become known as Nationwide.

2015
We Invented Milestone 2014

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In April, we introduce three new preventive care plans to help pets stay healthy:

Pet Wellness Basic, Plus and Max.

2014
We Invented Milestone 2012

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We celebrate 30 great years of protecting America's pets.

2012
We Invented Milestone 2010

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In February, we begin offering four new, versatile plans for pets:

The Injury Plan, Feline Select℠ Plan, and the Major Medical and Medical Plans.

2010
We Invented Milestone 2008

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We join the Nationwide® family of companies, one of the largest insurance and financial services corporations in the world.

2008
We Invented Milestone 2007

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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.

2007
We Invented Milestone 2006

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Maintaining our position as the largest pet health insurance provider in the nation, we surpass the one million mark in number of pets insured.

2006
We Invented Milestone 2003

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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.

2003
We Invented Milestone 2000

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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.

2000
We Invented Milestone 1999

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We become the first pet insurance company to offer a group discount, available through participating companies and organizations.

1999
We Invented Milestone 1998

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We become the first pet insurance company to introduce routine care coverage for wellness treatments such as dental care, annual vaccinations and heartworm prevention.

1998
We Invented Milestone 1985

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We become the first company to begin selling pet insurance policies nationwide.

1985
We Invented Milestone 1982

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We sell our first policy to TV's Lassie, then quickly sell a multitude of policies throughout California as pet insurance skyrockets in popularity.

1982
We Invented Milestone 1980

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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.

1980