My dog, Daisy, was diagnosed with the start of a herniated disc in her back after her normal vet sent her to a specialist. The poor thing was in such pain, and the comfort I felt knowing she has Embrace took all of the normal stress that I used to feel with my other dog who didn't have insurance away. Just hearing the word "specialist" makes you cling to your purse a little tighter because you know it's gonna cost a fortune. Not only did Embrace reimburse my payment to the specialist, but also to her regular vet without a problem. It was directly deposited into my account within 24 hours of approval! It looks like we caught the problem before she needed surgery (She's mostly crated through the day, I carry her up & down stairs) but I know that even if she did need an operation, the cost would be the least of my stress thanks to Embrace.