SEATTLE, June 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Veterinarians play a key role in helping pets live long, happy, healthy lives, and sometimes a little "thanks" goes a long way. On June 18, 2015, animal lovers everywhere are encouraged to say thanks for the first annual Veterinarian Appreciation Day™. Created by Trupanion, this special day was founded to recognize veterinarians and the wonderful work they do, dedicating countless hours and compassionate care to help animals thrive.
"We understand being a veterinarian can be both wonderful and incredibly difficult. On June 18, we encourage animal lovers everywhere to show their appreciation and say thanks to the compassionate veterinarians dedicated to helping animals who mean so much to us and help us live better lives," said Darryl Rawlings, Trupanion founder and CEO. "We know your work is hard, and we want you to know that we appreciate everything you do."
Pet owners everywhere can show their support by visiting Trupanion.com/Veterinarian-Appreciation-Day and saying "thanks" on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram by tagging their veterinarian or veterinary practice in a photo of their pet, post, or comment using the hashtag #ThankAVeterinarian.
Trupanion will feature the photos and "thank you" notes at Trupanion.com/Veterinarian-Appreciation-Day.
Founded in 2000, Trupanion (NYSE: TRUP) offers medical insurance for cats and dogs in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. With over 250,000 total enrolled pets (as of 5/12/2015), Trupanion is one of the largest pet medical insurance companies in North America with the mission to help the pets we all love receive the best veterinary care. Trupanion policies are underwritten by the American Pet Insurance Company in the U.S. and the Omega General Insurance Company in Canada. For more information please visit Trupanion.com.
Britta Gidican, Trupanion Director of Public Relations