Yorkster, my 6 year old Schnauzer/yorkie mix is a rescue. Having owned 3 Schnauzers in the past (without medical insurance) I know all the problems that accompany owning Schnauzers and the hugh medical bills I had with each one of them. When Yorkster came to live with me, I knew I needed to have medical insurance for him. He had to have surgery and a few medical issues. I am so glad I chose VPI and am extremely satisfied with everything, customer service is excellent and claims were processed quickly.