Our Experts

Pet Insurance Advice from Trusted Experts

We’ve assembled an expert panel, including veterinary and insurance professionals, to give you helpful pet insurance advice and guide you through the shopping and decision-making process. Our panel members have decades of experience in their industries and are passionate pet owners themselves. Collectively this group spent hundreds of hours researching and evaluating providers to compare plan options, coverage details, customer service and more. They share their expert insights and ratings of company, coverage and perks for our top providers to help you choose the best pet insurance provider and plan for your pet.

Meet Our Expert Pet Insurance Panel

Dr. Debra Primovic


Dr. Primovic is a practicing veterinarian specializing in critical care and emergency medicine for nearly 30 years, and the editor and author of thousands of pet health articles that have been read by millions. Through her writing, Debra educates pet owners and helps them provide the best care possible for their pets.

Dr. Rayeann Solano


Dr. Solano is the lead veterinarian and medical director of the Western Arizona Humane Society. She is passionate about the care of shelter animals, and advocates for the importance of preventive health for pets. Rayeann is active in her community and you’ll often find her hanging out with her 14-year-old corgi, Copper.

Gretchen Derringer

Veterinary AssistanT

Gretchen has worked for more than 12 years as a veterinary assistant in private practices and shelter medicine clinics. She is the doting pet parent of a beloved brood of furry family members including four felines and one dog who (not surprisingly) thinks he’s a cat!

Chandra Maydak

Certified Veterinary Technician

Chandra has cared for small animals and large, as well as exotics, during her more than two decades working in veterinary clinics and animal shelters. She loves both cats and dogs, and is mom to five of them—cats Muttlee and Kitten, and dogs Venture, Lil Pup and Woofie.

Michelle Zimmerman

Insurance Expert

Michelle is a lifelong dog lover, entrepreneur and experienced health insurance executive. As a self-admitted insurance and marketing geek, she knows the ins and outs of insurance jargon and coverage for pets and their humans. Michelle is the pet mom to a mischievous, 12-years-young puggle named Bella.

Laura Tiebert

Pet Parent

Laura is a devoted first-time pup mom to Sommer, and a nonfiction writer of music and travel books. When not writing about Prince or her always active and entertaining goldendoodle, she can be found exploring the great outdoors with her husband, two teenage sons and Sommer in tow—always!

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