CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 2003 |
On the Web site devoted to his animal insurance business and a nonprofit foundation he created to celebrate the healing power of pets, prominent Orange County veterinarian Jack L. Stephens proclaims his love for nonhumankind. "Very simply," the owner of nine dogs and two cats writes in an online resume, "I founded a pet insurance company to see that pets get the best of care and not have to be put to sleep."
August 28, 1991 |
When John Garamendi, the state's insurance commissioner, vowed to put the heat on big insurance companies, it wasn't clear that puppies and kittens might feel the bite. The state has filed a motion to have a third party take over operation of Veterinary Pet Insurance Inc. of Anaheim, which is believed to be one of only two companies in the nation that sells health insurance for dogs and cats.
October 10, 1997 |
Allergies have kept Bob Antin from having any pets of his own, but that hasn't stopped the president of Veterinary Centers of America from trying to become top dog in the animal-care world. Antin has spent the last 11 years transforming the Santa Monica-based company into the nation's largest animal hospital chain. To further expand its empire, VCA continues to acquire new veterinary practices and venture into other pet industries.