My 10 year old Golden Retriever Jack tore his ACL and had major surgery to repair. I have had VPI insurance for over 5 years, but had never used it. Within 3 days of Jack's tear, he was in for surgery, my Vet filed the paperwork the next day and I received a claim check within 2 weeks. I agree with other reviewers on this page, that you should do your due diligence on the policy and understand the reimbursement. I did not and once I started reading the policy, I had low expectations. Jack's surgery was over $4,000 and in the end I received all but a small deductable. I couldn't be happier with the claim process and outcome.