BluePearl Veterinary Partners Names Trupanion its 2013 Pet Insurance Partner in Education Sponsor

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After much research, BluePearl chose Trupanion as the best in breed in pet insurance.

The management team at BluePearl recognized through their continuous interactions with numerous pet insurance companies that Trupanion clearly exceeded the expectations of both the medical teams and pet owners. -- Darryl Shaw

Trupanion, the leading provider of pet insurance in North America, is pleased to announce that BluePearl Veterinary Partners has chosen Trupanion as its 2013 Pet Insurance Partner in Education Sponsor. This sponsorship includes a sharing of resources between Trupanion and BluePearl to provide the highest level of case management. This is in addition to the collaboration in continuing education events to inform general practitioners of the impact of insurance on the care process, as well as consistent collaboration in newsletters and other media.

“The management team at BluePearl recognized through their continuous interactions with numerous pet insurance companies that Trupanion clearly exceeded the expectations of both the medical teams and pet owners,” said Darryl Shaw, CEO and Co-Founder of BluePearl Veterinary Partners. “As we developed the goals of our partnership, we discovered close alignment in our core values. Both organizations are dedicated to working closely with family veterinary practice teams supporting personal and professional growth.”

BluePearl Veterinary Partners is the largest veterinary hospital company solely focused on specialty and emergency medicine. Sharing of medical case reports from both Trupanion and BluePearl, including outcomes assessment, are central to elevating the knowledge necessary for outstanding patient care.

In addition to this partnership, BluePearl’s more than 1,200 team members will receive partially subsidized Trupanion policies for up to four pets, beginning in February 2013, as part of their employee benefits package.

“Each day we strive to provide exceptional care to pets treated at BluePearl, and expect nothing less for our pets at home,” said Neil Shaw, DVM, ACVIM, Chief of Staff and Co-Founder at BluePearl Veterinary Partners. “We are excited to provide our BluePearl team members with pet insurance through Trupanion, as we know Trupanion not only provides the most comprehensive pet medical coverage available, but also shares our passion for helping pets get the best care possible.”

BluePearl’s program will kick off Trupanion’s Employee Benefits platform for veterinary practice owners. By offering pet insurance through Trupanion for staff pets, practice owners will be able to charge full price for services, instead of the current common practice of discounting services for hospital staff, and have Trupanion contribute 90 percent of the cost back to the practice owner. This program will also prevent employee-related billing issues, particularly with turn-over staff.

“We look forward to forging a long-term partnership with BluePearl as they clearly recognize the value proposition that Trupanion offers in protecting pets, allowing family veterinarians and specialists to offer state-of-the-art care without economic limits,” said Darin Nelson, Senior Vice President at Trupanion. “BluePearl’s values align closely with Trupanion and we are excited to work with the premier referral and specialty practices in North America.”

About Trupanion®

Trupanion is an industry leader in pet insurance, offering cat and dog insurance in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico with the mission of delivering financial peace of mind to pet owners. Trupanion offers a simple, customizable pet insurance policy with 90% coverage for diagnostic tests, surgeries, medications, hospital stays, and alternative therapies for the treatment of accidents or illnesses. Trupanion’s policy includes coverage of hereditary and congenital conditions with no payout limits per incident, per year, or over the lifetime of the pet.

Trupanion® is underwritten by the American Pet Insurance Company, which has earned a Financial Stability Rating of A, Exceptional, from Demotech, Inc. 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. For more information call 800-569-7913 or visit You can also follow Trupanion on Twitter or Facebook.

About BluePearl Veterinary Partners

Formed in 2008, BluePearl Veterinary Partners is headquartered in Tampa, Fla., and employs more than 1,200 people including approximately 250 veterinarians. BluePearl hospitals are referral-only and don’t provide primary care. Most BluePearl hospitals offer 24-hour emergency care services. BluePearl is one of the world’s principal providers of approved veterinary residency and internship educational programs. BluePearl also participates in and conducts clinical trials to study the effectiveness of new drugs and treatments, which give clients access to cutting-edge medicine not yet commercially available and improves the quality of care delivered to our patients.

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