I am not sure exactly how long I have been with VPI, I would guess about ten years. I have a 14-year-old shih-tzu and a ten year old lab mix. Although the premiums grow as the pets age, I wouldn’t be without VPI’s services. My shih-tzu has had many health problems and conditions over the years and I have never had a problem with reimbursement. In May 2008 Zima, the shih-tzu was in a fight and lost her eye. I was hysterical at the vet. They took her away for emergency surgery and didn’t even give me a price quote because they knew I had insurance. That peace of mind in a crisis is worth the monthly premiums. In fact, I have a third dog, a basset /lab mix. To save money I didn’t have insurance on him for three years. A rattlesnake recently bit him and although he recovered it was almost $800 out of pocket. As soon as he healed I broke down and got him VPI insurance too!
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