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About PetFirst Pet Insurance

After our co-founder, Brent, had to put his dog Midnight down in 2003, he knew he wanted to find a way to help pet parents take financial considerations out of the conversations about veterinary care. Together with his friend and colleague Lansdon, they started PetFirst the next year in Jeffersonville, Indiana.

Today, PetFirst is one of the fastest-growing pet health insurance companies in North America, and we’ve helped thousands of families pay for their pets’ veterinary care. We recently relocated to a larger headquarters to expand with our growth. 

We come to work every day excited to create compelling, helpful pet insurance products and services that offer a solution for every family. We try hard to bring you the best policies on the market and to include you in the conversation about your pet’s care. It’s our mission to imbue our product with financial and emotional value for every customer, associate, and partner. We think big and dream bigger, but our number one priority is doing right by you and your pet.

Meet our pet insurance team

Name Katie Grant Blakeley, Chief Executive Officer

Pets Franklin the dog

As PetFirst's fearless leader, Katie knows how to keep customers happy, accounts growing, and team members motivated. On top of that, Katie knows the company inside and out—which she should, considering she's been a vital part of it since 2004! Meet Katie

Name Lansdon B. Robbins, Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board

Pets Lilly the dog

A natural leader, graduate of two business administration programs, and founder multiple businesses, Lansdon always has a unique vision for the future. But, when he's not busy with his entrepreneurial pursuits, he can be found at home with his loving family. Meet Lansdon

Name Brent Hinton, Co-Founder and Vice Chairman

Pets Skye and Aspen the dogs

As PetFirst's Co-Founder and Vice Chairman, Brent's all about strategy, and that's what's allowed PetFirst to become North America's fastest-growing pet insurance company. Still, he finds plenty of time to hang out at home with his two golden retrievers. Meet Brent

Name Clint Lawrence, VP of Sales and Marketing

Pets Max and Cocoa the dogs

As PetFirs'st VP of Sales and Marketing, Clint is responsible for all new policy acquisition and business development initiatives. It's a super critical role, but one that's he's more than ready for with over 13 years in past sales and leadership positions. Meet Clint

Name Taryn Pearson, Director of Human Resources

Pets Cupcake the cat and Sadie the dog

There's a ton of responsibility that comes with any HR role, but a truly skilled professional knows how to instill the right core values and guidelines while also maintaining a fun and supportive workplace. For PetFirst, that person is Taryn Pearson! Meet Taryn

Name Michael Walling, Chief Financial Officer

Pets Oliver, Gracie, and Barnabas the cats

Michael's laser-sharp focus on all thing financial makes him a truly valuable asset to PetFirst's employees and customers. Still, even as a super-busy CFO, Michael still finds plenty of time to spend at home with his three adorable Tonkinese cats. Meet Michael

Giving Back to Shelters & Rescues

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Adoption events per year

We are happy to connect pets with loving owners at adoption events all across the country.
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Shelter Partners Nationwide

Rescuing pets is a selfless act, and PetFirst supports any efforts made to keep pets happy and healthy.
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Dogs and Cats Approved

Finding a forever home is a monumental moment for both pets and pet parents.

Do you love pets too?

If you want to help provide the best care to others' four-legged family members, the team at PetFirst is always seeking exceptional people. Bring your pet!

Learn about Careers at PetFirst

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