The Pride Veterinary Medical Community (PrideVMC) is excited to announce a new collaboration with PrideVMC 2020 Silver Partner Nationwide, the first and largest provider of pet insurance in the U.S. 

“Fostering diversity and inclusion is not only integral to Nationwide’s values, I believe it is key to the future health and ongoing success of the veterinary profession,” said Nationwide’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr. Jules Benson, who participated in a PrideVMC planning meeting with his predecessor, Dr. Carol McConnell, who has since retired. “We could not be more in support of the mission of the PrideVMC.”

Nationwide joins a notable list of PrideVMC partners including Boehringer Ingelheim, Blue Pearl, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, VCA, Banfield Pet Hospital and Zoetis. 

“We welcome the Nationwide team as collaborative partners to support diversity and inclusion throughout the veterinary profession,“ said Dr. Dane Whitaker, PrideVMC Board President. “We are very excited to work with Nationwide to further the PrideVMC mission of creating a better world for the LGBTQ+ veterinary community.”

For details on partnering with PrideVMC, please contact us at


The mission of the Pride Veterinary Medical Community (PrideVMC) is to create a better world for the LGBTQ+ veterinary community by striving to foster acceptance and inclusivity for people of all sexual orientation, gender identities and gender presentations within the veterinary medical profession and community. We fight discrimination, build collaborative networks and support LGBTQ+ veterinary students through mentorship and scholarship programs. For more information please contact

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