Vet Protect: Dr Tod’s a-moo-sing postscript

Just like the most famous exponent of his industry, veterinarian and author James Herriot, you just can’t keep the irrepressible vet Dr Tod Collins down. We first met the good animal doctor from the Underberg last month, when he penned a tongue-in-cheek letter to his insurance broker, Leonie Delgado, “decrying” the Hollard- and Vet Protect-branded freebie he’d been given at the South African Veterinary Association’s 8th Veterinary and Paraveterinary Congress. He’d been wearing the Vet Protect surgical cap faithfully since then, he claimed, but it had done little in the way of protection. He…continue reading →

Hollard Liabilities sponsors Vetprotect event

Hollard’s Vets Professional Indemnity and Medical Malpractice Liability product – Vetprotect – recently sponsored and delivered a talk to nearly 50 prospective vets. Sponsorship of the event was a collaboration between Leonie Delgado Platinum Portfolios, the exclusive broker for Vetprotect, and Onderstepoort – the veterinary academic hospital – where the talk was held. The event was aimed at grade 11 and 12 learners countrywide with the potential to become veterinary students and attendees were from different backgrounds. Insurance was not the only focus of the event as delegates were taken around the facility, shown the…continue reading →

More and more vets look to Leonie and vetProtect

Veterinarians work in a niche industry, certainly, but like all other professionals they need proper liability cover. That’s vetProtect. Increasingly, vets are looking to vetProtect, underwritten by Hollard and offered exclusively by broker Leonie Delgado, of Leonie Delgado Platinum Portfolios, to cover them primarily against veterinary malpractice claims. While Leonie is based in Johannesburg, she boasts veterinary clients all over South Africa, and she’s always where the vets are – such as last week’s South African Equine Veterinary Association (SAEVA) 2016 Congress, which took place in East London from 14-18 February. The congress, which drew…continue reading →

Etana / Hollard Merger.

Etana Insurance Company Limited (“Etana”) and The Hollard Insurance Company Limited (“Hollard”) have entered into an agreement (“Agreement”) pursuant to which all Etana insurance policies will be transferred to Hollard. 8 November 2013 Dear VetProtect (Etana) policyholder As you know your Medical Malpractice policy is underwritten by Etana insurance company, please find below a formal notice of their merger with Hollard Insurance. ETANA / HOLLARD MERGER Etana Insurance Company Limited (“Etana”) and The Hollard Insurance Company Limited (“Hollard”) have entered into an agreement (“Agreement”) pursuant to which all Etana insurance policies will be…continue reading →

VetPROTECT and Etana Specialist Risks Reach critical Milestones

On the 18th November 2013 Etana held an awards ceremony over a corporate breakfast attended by Etana staff as well as Leonie Delgado from Leonie Delgado Platinum Portfolios CC, the exclusive broker to the Vetprotect product, and Dr Joubert Viljoen, Vetprotect’s independent consultant, to celebrate various significant milestones of the product, inter alia the 5th anniversary for the Vetprotect Product being underwritten by Etana Insurance. VetProtect has been in existence for 8 years and has shown substantial growth over the years, to the extent it now covers a significant percentage of the Veterinary…continue reading →

vetPROTECT attends the Equine Confrence – March 2011

The four-day event was attended by over 110 delegates, ranging from experienced veterinarians to students who recently graduated in the profession and nursing staff with a keen interest in the equine fraternity. The agenda for the first day saw all trade people, such as product suppliers, marketing practitioners and various interested parties walk through and present their products to the attending delegates. The following three days comprised of technical matters within the industry. “Feedback from delegates about the conference was very positive and everyone was pleased to see an insurance product being made…continue reading →

vetPROTECT attends new graduate ceremony (class of 2010)

The new graduates qualifying as veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses had their oath taking ceremony at the Groenkloof Campus of the University of Pretoira on 26 November 2010. All new graduates received a pack which contained a welcome letter to the profession by Dr. Anthea Flemming as well as an introduction to the South African Veterinary Association the services and products for vets who want to become members of this prestigious organisation. vetPROTECT, the professional indemnity and public liability insurance specialising in the cover for veterinarians and underwritten by Etana Insurance was represented…continue reading →