CVS has taken a step towards the launch of its own range of bespoke pet insurance products with the appointment of Simon Morrall as its first Director of Insurance. In this role, he will be responsible for developing the company’s range of pet insurance products. Simon Morrall has a long career in financial services, having worked for the financial services team at global IT Company Oracle before moving into consultancy. He has also run his own medical insurance business. He joined CVS in December 2015 and reports to Nick Perrin, CVS (UK) Ltd’s Finance Director.
Commenting on his appointment, he said: “CVS is a successful and fast-growing company and the opportunity to build a brand new division, focused on providing pet owners with outstanding insurance solutions, is very exciting. I’m currently building my knowledge of the practice environment and the key requirements of pet owners from their chosen insurance policy. In tandem, I am already starting work on the development of our insurance offering.”
Nick Perrin added: “As we work towards our mission of delivering the highest standard of veterinary care to pets and their owners, the addition of a range of bespoke pet insurance products is a logical next step and will complement and support the excellent veterinary care being provided by our practices across the UK. We are delighted to welcome Simon and are very much looking forward to launching into the pet insurance sector.”
CVS, the UK’s fastest growing practice, now owns 117 practices across 333 sites in the UK.
Key to its success is CVS’ ability to attract ambitious veterinary staff whilst continuing to invest in the development of their clinical skills and in research to drive the profession forward. It also provides the business support to ensure its diverse range of small animal; large animal and equine practices achieve their full potential. CVS’ guiding principles include a commitment to excellence in all aspects of its work and a focus on building long-term relationships with its customers and suppliers. The company works in close partnership with the wider veterinary profession and industry colleagues.