Veterinary Pet Insurance Announces New Leader

Brea, Calif. (June 26, 2012)Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation’s oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, has named Scott Liles its new executive leader. He replaces Dennis Drent, who announced his departure from the company earlier this month.

“Scott has a proven history of strategic leadership and he also has a passion for pets, so he is a perfect fit for VPI,” said Terri Hill, executive vice president, Nationwide Growth Solutions. VPI is a member of the Nationwide Insurance family of companies. “As VPI’s new leader, he will be responsible for continuing the rapid growth of the company’s core pet health insurance business, while developing new areas that leverage the company’s unique expertise in pet health care financing.”

Prior to joining VPI, Liles held strategy roles at both Nationwide corporate and most recently for the Nationwide Growth Solutions portfolio of companies, which includes VPI. During the course of his career Liles has served in a number of senior strategic positions for companies such as McKinsey & Company, Accenture Strategic Services and The British Broadcasting Corporation. One of his first positions was working with the United Nations development program in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Liles has a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Texas A&M, a Master of Arts in economics from the University of Cape Town in South Africa, and a Master of Business Administration from the London Business School in the United Kingdom.

About Veterinary Pet Insurance

With more than 485,000 pets insured nationwide, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co./DVM Insurance Agency (VPI) is a member of the Nationwide Insurance family of companies and is the oldest and largest pet health insurance company in the United States. Since 1982, VPI has helped provide pet owners with peace of mind and is committed to being the trusted choice of America’s pet lovers.

VPI Pet Insurance plans cover dogs, cats, birds and exotic pets for multiple medical problems and conditions relating to accidents, illnesses and injuries. CareGuard® coverage for routine care is available for an additional premium. Medical plans are available in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Additionally, nearly 3,000 companies nationwide offer VPI Pet Insurance as an employee benefit. Policies are offered and administered by Veterinary Pet Insurance Company in California and DVM Insurance Agency in all other states. Underwritten by Veterinary Pet Insurance Company (CA), Brea, CA, an A.M. Best A rated company (2012); National Casualty Company (all other states), Madison, WI, an A.M. Best A+ rated company (2012). Pet owners can find VPI Pet Insurance on Facebook or follow @VPI on Twitter. For more information about VPI Pet Insurance, call 800-USA-PETS (800-872-7387) or visit

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