Hello from beautiful Boise, Idaho! My name is Loran Hickton and I am part of the team at Pets Best Insurance. I wanted to share some background on Pets Best Insurance. We welcome the opportunity to provide information and support this community in a positive manner! Thank you, Loran Hickton Here is our standard quick company overview / boilerplate: About Pets Best Insurance: Pets Best Insurance reimburses pet owners for services from the veterinarian they choose, with no schedules or fee restrictions, truly establishing it as "Pet insurance that really pays!" Pets Best Insurance was founded by Dr. Jack Stephens, the pioneer of American pet insurance with over 25 years in the pet insurance industry. Dr. Stephens is also an accomplished veterinarian and avid pet enthusiast. Pets Best includes a choice of three affordable coverage plans with a straightforward 80:20 claims reimbursement structure and NO benefit schedules. The Pets Best Insurance team is a highly skilled and professional group of pet lovers who have developed products based on innovation and insight into veterinary care. Visit Pets Best Insurance at www.petsbest.com or phone Pets Best Insurance at 877-PetsBest (738-7237). Pets Best, Simply the Best Pet Insurance. Here are some short edits from our recent press releases: Dr. Bruce Little Joins Pets Best Insurance Board After 20 years of practicing veterinary medicine, and an additional 22 years helping guide the American Veterinary Medical Association, Dr. Bruce Little joins Pets Best Insurance as a member of the Board of Directors. According to Dr. Jack Stephens, “There are few people in the veterinary profession and the related industries that have the depth of administrative and creative talent of Dr. Little. He has been a tireless supporter of the good health of animals and pets as well as leading award winning efforts in consumer education. We are honored to welcome Dr. Little as part of our Pets Best Insurance Board of Directors. We feel very fortunate to add stellar experience to our board. PETS BEST INSURANCE GOES INTERNATIONAL - LAUNCHING PETS BEST INSURANCE JAPAN January 30, 2008, (Boise, ID) Today announced the launch of their brand of pet insurance in Japan. Pets Best founders, Greg McDonald and Jack Stephens DVM, along with Pets Best Japan founder Mr. Iwao Nonaga signed pen agreements and to met with media about this expansion of pet health insurance from the United States to another country. Although, several European pet insurance companies have expanded outside their countries borders, this marks a first for a leading pet insurance provider in the United States to expand its technology, business processes and brand outside the United States. Pets are booming in Japan, where with a declining human birth rate pets are becoming part of the family. There are over 25 million dogs and cats in Japan and pets according to a survey of Japanese pet owners, pets are considered friends and provide spiritual support. Just as in the United States and Europe, the rise in value and stature of pets increases the utilization of veterinary care, resulting in greater need for pet insurance. Pets once considered only objects, were changed by legislation in 2004 as objects with life, an important distinction in Japanese culture. Pets fulfill a needed role in Japanese society, just as in the United States by reducing stress, providing companionship, improving “good feeling” hormones and bringing joy to families. Pets Best Insurance Provides Free Consultation for All Pets with Cancer Pets Best Insurance National Oncology Initiative is provided for all dogs and cats with cancer and does not require insurance BOISE, ID – October 25, 2007 – Pets Best Insurance has created a national oncology initiative with Oncura Partners, a national pet cancer specialty service. Together Pets Best and Oncura Partners are underwriting and offering a no-cost consultations for all pets in the United States with cancer. Pet families need not have Pets Best Insurance, but they must have the consultation requested through their veterinarian. Families will receive this valuable initial consultation at no cost with a pet Oncologist (cancer specialist) for their pet with any form of Cancer. According to Alice Villalobos, a pioneer in pet cancer medicine and author, “Half the Population of Dogs and Cats Aged 10 and over will Die of Cancer. The bonds that clients have developed with their older pets are especially strong and drive the increasing demand for more proficient and highly compassionate medical treatment of companion animals diagnosed with cancer. We applaud this important effort by Pets Best and Oncura Partners. Making treatments for cancer more accessible will certainly save a great deal of grief for many pet families and certainly extend the lives of many, many pets.” Pets Best Insurance wants every pet owner to know that cancer treatments in pets can be safe with few or no side affects and may provide long lasting or complete remission. The KEY to successful cancer treatment is an early diagnosis and effective treatment regime. All too often a qualified cancer specialist is not available locally and this may cause pet owners and their local veterinarians to not seek treatment. In addition the cost may be high and the travel time for treatments may be prohibitive for pet owners.