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Pet Insurance

Administered by Nationwide®

Pet insurance, underwritten by Nationwide®, brings you health insurance coverage for your pets. A Nationwide policy helps pay for your pet's treatments, surgeries, lab fees, X-rays and much more. You'll have peace of mind knowing you can care for your pet no matter the cost.

  • Get back up to 70 percent of the vet bill.
  • Use your choice of veterinarians worldwide, including specialists and emergency providers. No pre-approval is necessary.
  • Access to the Vet Helpline. Unlimited, 24/7 access to a veterinary professional.
  • New VitusVet app to submit claims using your smartphone.
  • Savings: Receive discounts when enrolling multiple pets.
  • Extra features such as emergency boarding, lost pet advertising and more.
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Available Policies

Nationwide offers two plan design choices for dogs and cats: My Pet Protection Plan

Coverage includes

  • Accidents, including poisonings and allergic reactions
  • Injuries, including cuts, sprains and broken bones
  • Common illnesses, including ear infections, vomiting and diarrhea
  • Serious/chronic illnesses, including cancer and diabetes
  • Hereditary and congenital conditions
  • Surgeries and hospitalization
  • X-rays, MRIs and CT scans
  • Prescription medications and therapeutic diets

No coverage for pre-existing conditions and other exclusions may apply.

To learn more about these plans and to compare plan highlights, visit the Nationwide website.

Get a quote and enroll

Quotes are available by calling 877-PETS-VPI (877-738-7874).  Be sure to mention that you’re a Purdue University employee or visit online at

Submitting a claim

  • Step 1: Download a Nationwide claim form.
  • Step 2: After you have paid your veterinarian, fill in the claim form with your pet’s diagnosis and the invoice totals.
  • Step 3: Submit your claim form and your paid invoices to Nationwide:
    • Mail: Nationwide Claims Department, P.O. Box 2344, Brea, CA 92822
    • Fax: 714-989-5600
    • Submit claims through your smart phone with the VitusVet app.
    • Email:

Contact Information

Web/email Phone Mailing Address
Online contact form 800-540-2016
8 a.m.-10 p.m. ET
10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. ET
P.O. Box 2344
Brea, CA 92822-2344
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