We have always had St. Bernards and at the present time, we have two. The thing they all had in common is they are Saints and they are insured with VPI. Our first St. had to have two knee surgeries and both went very well both for our Saint and how VPI handled the claim. Tobi our female we have now was hit by a snowmobile when she was 7 months old, breaking her back right leg badly. The surgery could only be handled by a specialist (if she ever would have any hope of it growing properly or being able to walk on it). After all was said and done the vet bills were about $6,000, VPI paid just over $4,000 of her claim. They were a life saver. Our girl is perfect now and has not trouble with her leg! A few months ago both our female and male (JJ & Tobi) got into something that made them very sick and our vet thinks they had mold poisoning. Again, their vet bills were significant, but VPI came through and paid a significant portion of the bills and in a timely manner. Pet owners, it is a no brainer, get your pet insured. It gives you a great sense of comfort knowing that if something happens you will be able to get them the care they need. We will never not have this insurance.