Pets Best Insurance president to retire

Pets Best Insurance president to retire

Jack Stephens, DVM, president and co-founder will take on a lesser role at company.
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Aug 20, 2014
By dvm360.com staff

Jack Stephens, DVM, president and co-founder of Pets Best Insurance announced Aug. 12 that he is retiring from “day to day responsibilities” at the company in a letter to the industry. After 33 years in an involved role, Stephens wants to have more free time to travel with his wife and spend time with family. He will also be promoting his book, “A Different Kind of Veterinarian”, which is available from Amazon.

He will remain as one of three managers of the business, on the board of directors and a shareholder and continue to represent the company at the North American Pet Health Insurance Association. Chris Middleton, who has been at the company for more than four years, will be elected president and will continue his role as manager.

Stephens will still be available by phone, cell phone and e-mail seven days a week 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., though it may take a few days for him to reply, depending on where he is in the world.