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Dr.Willans appointed to Petsecure Veterinary Advisory Board(PVAB)

by Petsecure Pet Health Insurance | Feb 16, 2016

Winnipeg, Manitoba – January 24, 2016: Petsecure pet health insurance, Canada’s largest pet health insurance company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jennifer Willans to the Petsecure Veterinary Advisory Board (PVAB).

The PVAB is represented by veterinarians across Canada who share a passion for exceptional pet health care and a unique knowledge and expertise in the pet health industry. Board members are committed to collaborating with industry partners and shareholders to explore innovative ways to make pet health insurance more accessible to all pet owners. Their goal is to support and enhance the pet health industry by providing pet owners with knowledge and means to receive quality care for their pets, and support veterinarians with additional resources to care for all pets with the most effective treatments available.

With over 17 years of experience in the veterinary industry, Dr. Willans is currently practicing in Calgary, Alberta, specializing in canine and feline medicine. Dr. Willans has served on numerous committees and boards during her tenure and is currently serving as the President of Tails of Help, a registered charity providing financial support for veterinary care to animals belonging to Albertans with financial need. She is also the past President of the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association and was awarded as “Young Veterinarian of the Year” from the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association in 2005.

“I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Willans to Petsecure’s Veterinary Advisory Board,” said Rod Cunniam, President and Chief Operating Officer of Petsecure pet health insurance, which is underwritten by Western Financial Insurance Company. “Not only will Dr. Willans’ experience and impeccable reputation within the pet health industry be an invaluable asset to our Board, her representation of the Alberta marketplace will provide a real perspective on economic events our partners and customers face during these challenging times.”

Dr. Bernhard Pukay, Chairman of the Petsecure Veterinary Advisory Board said, “I am very pleased that Dr. Willans is joining the Board. Her industry experience, knowledge and passion for quality pet health care will make her an excellent addition to our team.”

“I am privileged to join the PVAB and I look forward to helping the Board continue to make lasting improvements that ensure quality pet health care and treatment is available for everyone,” said Dr. Jennifer Willans.

The Advisory Board advises on the risks, strategies, plans and performance of Petsecure. Alongside Regional Managers and Territory Managers representing all areas of Canada, the Board extends Petsecure’s reach in helping provide what’s best for pets.

About Petsecure pet health insurance

As the first and only licensed insurance company in Canada to focus solely on pet insurance, we are dedicated to responsible pet ownership. We help Canadian pets live longer and healthier lives by enabling their owners to provide the best in pet health care. Our core brand is Petsecure pet health insurance. We also underwrite PC pet insurance, Pet Insurance for Hudson's Bay customers, Desjardins Pet Insurance Program, The Personal Pet Insurance Program and CAA pet insurance.

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For more information, please contact:
Rod Cunniam
President and Chief Operating Officer
Western Financial Insurance Company
Phone: (204) 942-2999 ext. 7241