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Petsecure Announces Veterinary Clinic Winners

by Petsecure Pet Health Insurance | Oct 28, 2013

Winnipeg, Manitoba – October __, 2013: Petsecure, Canada’s oldest and largest pet health insurance provider, is proud to announce Anderson Animal Hospital (Winnipeg, Man.) and Vetwise Animal Hospital (Dartmouth, N.S.) as the winners of the sixth annual Pet Health Insurance Month Clinic Decorating Contest.


Petsecure’s contest challenged veterinary clinics across Canada to raise awareness on the benefits of pet insurance and to show off their creativity by decorating their waiting rooms. Each winning clinic receives a $300 Visa gift card to use for a luncheon or night out with their staff, plus the development of a promotional video, courtesy of Petsecure, showcasing their clinic (an approximate value of $4,000 CDN). The winning clinics can use the video on their website, their waiting room TV, or for any other promotional uses.


Petsecure’s 11 territory managers voted on a record 51 photo submissions from across Canada. One winner was selected for each Eastern and Western Canada region. All clinic submissions can be viewed on Petsecure’s Pinterest page located at


“We believe that Petsecure provides a valuable service to pet owners who may otherwise not be able to afford treatment for their pet,” said Dr. Markus Stasiulis, veterinarian with Vetwise Animal Hospital. “Our creative staff helped make the contest an enjoyable experience, raising awareness on Petsecure in a fashion that was both fun and informative.”


Vetwise Animal Hospital stood out with their use of a theme entitled, “It’s a jungle out there!” Led by manager Debora Stasiulis, photos of dogs wearing bone collars and cats wearing fish collars were taken at the clinic in unique jungle-themed settings. They also incorporated clever puns and sayings that complimented the photographs they took to promote the benefits of pet insurance.


Anderson Animal Hospital’s winning entry used stuffed animals with different accident or illness conditions throughout their clinic. They compared the cost of treatment with pet insurance to the uninsured alternative. This showed the profound impact pet health insurance can make to a person’s vet bill and their pet’s life.


“What makes us happy about pet insurance is that our clients can focus on giving their pet quality treatment and medicine, rather than basing decisions on finances,” said Heather Brygidyr, office administrator with Anderson Animal Hospital.

Pet Health Insurance Month is held annually each September and is an initiative of the North American Pet Health Insurance Association (NAPHIA), of which Petsecure is a proud member. In 2008, Petsecure was the first Canadian company to recognize and participate in the event. NAPHIA’s goal is to educate and promote the values and benefits of pet health insurance throughout North America.




About Petsecure pet health insurance:


Petsecure pet insurance, the core brand of Western Financial Insurance Company, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Western Financial Group. Petsecure is Canada’s oldest and largest pet insurance provider with over 20 years of offering innovative pet insurance to Canadian pet parents. Petsecure has unique pet insurance options to choose from that offer the most comprehensive coverage in Canada. Petsecure also offers dental coverage and special coverage including alternative treatments and behavioural therapy. Petsecure is the only pet health insurance provider in Canada to offer their exclusive Secure For Life™ guarantee. Underwritten by Western Financial Insurance Company. Petsecure and logo are registered trademarks of Western Financial Insurance Company. Petsecure is a member of the North American Pet Health Insurance Association (NAPHIA).

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For more information, please contact:

Erin Hunter

Marketing and Communications Specialist

Western Financial Insurance Company
T: (204) 942-2999 ext. 7631