Doodle Von Snoodle Noodle, (Doodle for short). Our 6 year old minature dachshund suffered a slipped disk in her neck this past year..Estimated cost to repair was $4000.00. Without insurance,, I don't know if I would have been able to have surgery done on her. Since I did have insurance,, I still did not know how much it was going to cost me out of pocket. We had the surgery done, and was surprised to see that VPI reimbersed @ 90% of the total bill! Piece of mind is worth the premiums each year to know that whatever happens, she will be taken care of. Doodle is back to 100%, running around like a greyhound showing no signs of any problems. I highly recommend VPI.