Dutch telemedicine company launched pet insurance in partnership with best pets

San Francisco and Stamford, Connecticut – (working wire) – The Dutch Virtual Veterinary Care Provider is partnering with Synchrony (NYSE: SYF), a consumer financial services company, to offer the best pet insurance for its annual Veterinary Care members. Over 90.5 million American households have a pet (source), but according to NAPHIA, only 3% of pets in the United States are insured (source). Dutch makes access to common veterinary needs easy with telemedicine, customized treatment plans, and prescription fulfillment in most states. The addition of Pets Best’s accident-only insurance plans is an exclusive plan for pet parents from the Netherlands to provide affordable virtual care solutions for both emergencies and day care.

“Through this partnership, we are deepening the way we support our members’ pets by providing a safety net in the event of accidents that require immediate, personal attention. This new offering demystifies the insurance process to make accessing care simple and convenient – ​​meeting the needs of pet owners pets in a modern way,” said Joe Spector, CEO and founder of Dutch. “Pets Best is the perfect partner for Dutch, as it helps us advance our mission to provide seamless, transparent, high-quality veterinary care to pet parents across the country,” he added.

Launched in July 2021 by Joe Spector – Co-Founder of HIMS – Dutch has had a pet-first mindset since its inception, but is also committed to pet parents by providing high-quality care that is affordable, accessible and extremely user-friendly. Unlike competitive virtual veterinary services, Dutch only connects its clients directly with licensed veterinarians so that veterinary experts can get to the root of the problem and provide a personalized care and treatment plan as quickly, efficiently and effectively as possible, which is usually within 24 hours. Dutch in particular is the only vet company in the veterinary industry that can also prescribe and ship over-the-counter and prescription medications — beyond common flea and tick treatments — to patients through its virtual model. With its additional pet insurance policy, Dutch is establishing itself as a one-stop-shop for veterinary care needs across the United States.

“Pets are well aware that accidents happen — from a pet accidentally swallowing a new chew toy, to broken bones and the need for emergency surgery,” said Melissa Gutierrez, senior vice president and general manager, Pets Best. “The combination of Pets Best’s Accident Only insurance coverage and Dutch’s 24/7 virtual veterinary care means pet parents will have easy and convenient access to pet care and resources when they need it most.”

Dutch and Pets Best is meeting the growing demand for veterinary services with API-driven solutions and innovative pet insurance products, driving further advancements in the pet health industry. Accident policies do not cover pre-existing injuries, cruciate ligament injuries, or any illnesses or diseases, including infectious bacterial or viral diseases, parasitic infections, metabolic disorder, or cancer. The Dutch x Pets Best insurance plan is only available through the Dutch website. For more information, please visit https://www.dutch.com/.

About Dutch

Launched in July 2021, the Dutch company is the first and only veterinary telehealth company that connects independent, licensed veterinarians directly with pets and their parents across the country. At its inception, Dutch primarily treated common chronic ailments, such as anxiety and allergies, but has grown to treat more than 150 conditions and serve more than 40,000 clients. In 2022, Dutch introduced Rx Services, which allow the company’s licensed veterinarians to prescribe OTC medications and ship them to patients in 40 states. Dutch Memberships, excluding insurance, start at just $15 a month and include unlimited access to virtual veterinary care through video and chat forms. In a country with a severe veterinary shortage of only 1 vet per 6,000 pet households, Dutch is working to create an accessible means of dependable, high-quality veterinary care that can meet the needs of modern pet parents in a timely manner and at a fraction of the cost.

about synchronization

Synchrony (NYSE: SYF) is a leading consumer financial services company. We offer a wide range of specialized financing programs, as well as innovative consumer banking products, across key industries including digital, retail, home, automotive, travel, health and pets. Synchrony enables our partners to increase sales and loyalty with consumers. We are one of the largest issuers of private label credit cards in the United States; We also offer co-branded products, installment loans and consumer financing products to small and medium-sized businesses, as well as healthcare providers.

Pets Best offers pet and wellness insurance plans for dogs and cats in every state. With a mission to provide access to affordable, comprehensive healthcare for pets, Pets Best provides flexible coverage, an easy claims process, and excellent customer service. Pets Best is a founding member of NAPHIA, an organization dedicated to ensuring the high standards and transparency of the pet insurance industry. For more information about custom API-driven pet insurance solutions, visit www.petsbest.com/enrollment-api.

Pet insurance coverage offered and administered by Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC, and guaranteed by American Pet Insurance Company, a New York insurance company with headquarters at 6100 4th Ave. S. Suite 200 Seattle, WA 98108. Please visit www.americanpetinsurance.com to review all available pet health insurance products.

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