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 accessible and available for their interests,” explains Warwick Goldie from Etana’s specialist risk department. “Leonie Delgado of Platinum Portfolios looked after the vetPROTECT / Etana stand for the duration of the conference, attending to questions relating to coverage and claims paying ability of the vetPROTECT / Etana product. Furthermore, we were the only insurance company with a stand at the conference, reinforcing the market belief that our product is one that veterinarians can get to grips with and trust, due to its transparency.”

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The overall experience for delegates was enhanced through gifts which represented one of vetPROTECT’s unique advantages as an insurance product. The value of this four-day event was highlighted by the numerous new business quotes being done and proposal forms that were being handed to veterinarians who are not currently insured with vetPROTECT.

Dr Parker, Dr Carla Lanley, Leonie Delgado, Dr Anne Kullmann, Nadia de Swardt, Dr Nico Hendrikz, Dr Helen Tiffen, Dr Albertus Coetzee, Dr Angela Rogers and Dr Deon van Tonder, were some of the doctors who attended the conference.