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Petsecure Launches the Petsecure Shelter Advisory Board (PSAB)

by Petsecure Pet Health Insurance | Mar 02, 2016

Winnipeg, Manitoba – March 2, 2016: Petsecure pet health insurance, Canada’s largest pet health insurance company that has cared for over 1,000,000 pets, announces the launch of its newly formed Board, the Petsecure Shelter Advisory Board (PSAB).

The mandate of the PSAB is to engage senior leaders across the Canadian animal welfare community to strengthen the partnership between Petsecure and the animal shelters. Board members share a passion for collaboration with industry partners in both the animal welfare sector and pet health community to bring awareness and provide lasting solutions for quality care and treatment for all pets.

The Board will include members from across Canada who will represent the animal welfare community.  Members are appointed based on their unique knowledge and expertise in the animal welfare and pet health industry. The Board will be chaired by President and COO of Petsecure, Rod Cunniam.

“The launch of the PSAB is a significant event for us,” said Rod Cunniam, President and COO of Petsecure pet health insurance, which is underwritten by Western Financial Insurance Company. “The caliber of individuals we have representing the Board is outstanding. The PSAB will generate expert sharing between the animal welfare and pet health communities and through collaboration, we will bring industry and customer awareness to the challenges we face. I am really excited about what we will be able to accomplish together.”

The Petsecure Shelter Advisory Board will consist of the following board members:

  • Anthony Johnston, Director of Development, Montreal SPCA
  • Barbra Cartwright, CEO, Canadian Federation of Humane Societies
  • Dr. Bernhard Pukay, Veterinarian Expert
  • Elizabeth Murphy, CEO, Nova Scotia SPCA
  • Jacques Messier, CEO, Toronto Humane Society
  • Loraine Nyokong, Director of Sales, Western Financial Insurance Company
  • Mark Takhar, COO, British Columbia SPCA
  • Nicholas Gilman, CEO, Montreal SPCA

The Advisory Board provides expert insight and advice on the risks, strategies, plans and performance of Petsecure. Alongside Regional Managers and Territory Managers representing all areas across 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:
Erin Hunter
Marketing and Communications Specialist
Western Financial Insurance Company
Phone: (204) 942-2999 ext. 7631