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Pet insurance - a delicate balancing act?
  1. Neal King

    Neal King qualified from Bristol in 1963 and is a founder partner of a general practice in Nailsea. Since 1979 he has been a veterinary adviser to PAWS, now Jardine Lloyd Thompson Pet Insurance Services. He has been president of the Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons, and of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.


THE five major providers of pet insurance over the past couple of decades have recently been joined by a large number of new entrants to the marketplace. With the everincreasing number of companies involved in pet insurance, changes are inevitable in the balance between client, veterinary surgeon and insurance company. In this article, Neal King, a member of the Veterinary Advisory Group to the insurance companies, approaches the subject of pet insurance from the point of view of both insurer and veterinary practice and explains how changes in an increasingly competitive field may affect this balance in the future.

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