Petsecure Continues to Expand the Veterinary Advisory Board

WINNIPEG, Feb. 18, 2016 /CNW/ - Petsecure pet health insurance, Canada's largest pet health insurance company, continues to expand the Petsecure Veterinary Advisory Board (PVAB) with the appointment of Dr. Jayne Takahashi

Dr. Takahashi is a communications professional in the pet health industry and has held a number of positions including companion animal veterinarian, pet nutrition counselor and educator, national marketing manager in the pet food industry and Vice President of Communications for Canada's largest network of veterinary practices.  She is currently a communication consultant and coach for veterinary practices through her company, Communication Leads.  During her diverse career, she has been awarded with the Meritorious Service award by the Alberta Association of Animal Health Technologists and was recognized with the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association Communication Award and the Urban Animal Strategies Summit Award for Communication.

"I am very pleased to welcome Dr. Takahashi 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. "Petsecure continues to focus on expanding our reach and providing support to the veterinary community through our Territory Managers across Canada. As Petsecure is the leading Canadian solution for pet health insurance, the appointment of Dr. Takahashi also brings the added dimension of ensuring we have complete coast to coast representation for Petsecure as she is a resident of British Columbia."

The PVAB is represented by veterinarians from across Canada who uphold the highest standards for exceptional pet health care in the industry. Board members possess a unique knowledge and expertise and are committed to collaborating with industry partners and shareholders to explore innovative ways to make pet health insurance more accessible to all pet owners. The PVAB's goal is to support and enhance the pet health industry by providing pet owners with the 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.

Dr. Bernhard Pukay, Chairman of the Petsecure Veterinary Advisory Board said, "I am very excited that Dr. Takahashi is joining the Board. Her diverse industry experience and her exceptional communication skills will enhance our Board with new and valuable expertise."

"I am thrilled to join the PVAB," said Dr. Jayne Takahashi. "I look forward to sharing my experiences and knowledge with the Board so that we can continue to strengthen the pet health care industry for pet owners across Canada."

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:

Petsecure pet health 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 25 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 further information: Erin Hunter, Marketing and Communications Specialist, Western Financial Insurance Company, Phone: (204) 942-2999 ext. 7631

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