28: What’s Up With Pet Health Insurance featuring Nationwide Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr. Carol McConnell

What's the fuss with pet health insurance?  Is it really the future of veterinary medicine?  Is it worth it?  Seth sits down with Dr. Carol McConnell, Chief Veterinary Officer of Nationwide Pet Insurance (formerly VPI, Veterinary Pet Insurance), to set the record straight.  We discuss how pet health insurance works, how it benefits our patients and our clients, and how it can help us perform better veterinary medicine.

Dr. Carol McConnell is the chief veterinary medical officer at Nationwide. A graduate of Cornell University and the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, she also holds a master’s degree in business administration from Purdue University.

Prior to joining Nationwide (then VPI) in 2004, Dr. McConnell worked in the biomedical industry and practiced veterinary medicine at a Delaware veterinary hospital. She has been a guest lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania and a veterinary radiology department fellow at UC Davis. Dr. McConnell is the recipient of several awards, including an American Veterinary Medical Association award for promoting the veterinary profession.


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