PetSure in the community

PetSure people are passionate about helping the communities we’re part of. Our long-standing commitment to giving back has seen us participate in programs that encourage Indigenous youth to pursue higher education, inspire vets of the future and offer new vet graduates work experience opportunities.

Students from the Galuwa Program at PetSure’s office in Sydney

Supporting the Indigenous community

Diversity is a key part of our culture and PetSure is proud to partner with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and the Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education to support the Galuwa Program.

Aiming to encourage Indigenous youth to pursue higher education, the Program has let us provide work experience, internship and mentorship opportunities for Indigenous youth, and enrich our knowledge and appreciation of Indigenous culture.

Most recently, we welcomed 45 students, teachers and elders from the Northern Territory to a workshop at PetSure’s Sydney office. Students participated in real business problem-solving exercises run by our marketing, IT and customer service teams, and got to know more about how PetSure’s working to support the community.

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Supporting the vets of the future

AVA Graduate Mentoring Program

PetSure is proud to be part of the Australian Veterinary Association’s (AVA) Mentoring Program for graduating vets. The Program connects new graduates with experienced vets who can offer advice and support as the graduates transition into the profession.

Veterinarian’ is often at the top of the list of the stressful professions in this country. By connecting new graduates with practicing vets, the Program creates a place to share and discuss experiences, providing vital health and wellbeing support.

Since it launched in 2015, the AVA program has connected over 600 final-year students with a mentor.

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Future Vet Kids Camp

Vet Student Work Experience

At PetSure, we believe that having great support and a positive working environment after graduation is paramount to a new vet’s successful and long-lasting career.

So, each year, we’re delighted to provide an opportunity for graduates to discover a different side of the profession, through a four-day work experience program at our Sydney office

During their visit, students experience the everyday workings of PetSure and spend time with our Claims and Customer Service teams, among others, to gain valuable insights into the industry.

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Future Vet Kids Camp

The future health and happiness of our pets depends on the quality of our future vets, which is why we’re proud to be a partner of the Future Vet Kids Camp, a school holiday program for kids aged 9 to 16.

Held each year in Sydney, the Camp encourages responsible pet ownership and fosters a love and appreciation of animals of all kinds. Kids gain insight into the profession of vet medicine, learning from veterinarian and camp director Dr Scott Bainbridge, who appears on Animal Planet’s Animal House Call and loves to share his passion for what he believes is the greatest job in the world.

As part of our partnership, we also fund two scholarships allowing two young pet lovers attend the Camp for free, so they can learn about what it takes to be a vet.

See what The Australian Veterinarian magazine thought of our 2018 camps here and why they could well be the perfect school holiday activity.

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Supporting our industry

As Australia’s largest pet insurer, we have an opportunity to support pet parents and the vet industry with innovative initiatives and insights into the health and welfare of cats and dogs.

Our Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr Magdoline Awad, supports this belief in her role as industry ambassador. Dr Awad currently serves on leading industry committees, including:

Dr Awad also contributes actively to leading industry journals and publications, including the Centre for Veterinary Education run by the University of Sydney, The Veterinarian Magazine and the international journal, Veterinary Microbiology.