Pethealth first launched in the pet insurance industry in 1998, and is now one of North America’s leading providers of medical insurance for cats and dogs. With operations in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, its policies are sold under several brand names, including co-branded, white-label, and private label programs.

Microchips/Lost Pet Recovery

In 2003, the Company expanded its business to include lost pet recovery services under its North American brand 24PetWatch®. Pethealth is a leading distributor of RFID microchip technology, database management, and lost pet recovery services to the companion animal market in North America.

registered in the 24PetWatch Lost Pet Recovery Database as of December, 2015


In 2005, Pethealth introduced its cloud-based shelter management application PetPoint®, and is now a leading provider of management software to animal welfare organizations in Canada and the United States. PetPoint provides exclusive data management and reporting capabilities to licensed groups to increase operational efficiency, manage workflow, and reduce costs.

Pet Adoption

In 2009, Pethealth launched Petango® with the release of, the first online adoptable pet search tool exclusively featuring a live feed of adoptable shelter pets. Integrated with PetPoint, adoptable pet profiles are automatically populated on the organization’s website, and when the data is entered into PetPoint.



In 2010, Pethealth responded to the opportunity represented by its vast and growing database of aggregate information on the animal welfare community. The PetPoint Report launched as the first and only national report using aggregate data on pet adoptions and relinquishment affecting animal welfare. Since then, the Company’s position as the largest aggregator of shelter data has made it the most trusted source within the Wall Street community for this information.

Pet Retail (UK)

In 2015, Pethealth announced their acquisition of VioVet Ltd, a leading online pet supply retailer in the UK, as well as Berriewood Pet Supplies, a top specialty pet supply wholesaler in the UK. These acquisitions were a significant venture into the expansion of Pethealth’s presence in the United Kingdom.

About Fairfax

Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited is a financial services holding company which, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in property and casualty insurance, reinsurance and investment management. Fairfax’s corporate objective is to achieve a high rate of return on invested capital and build long-term shareholder value. Fairfax seeks to differentiate itself by combining disciplined underwriting with the investment of its assets on a total return basis, which Fairfax believes provides above-average returns over the long-term.

Fairfax was founded in 1985 by the present Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, V. Prem Watsa. The company has been under present management since 1985 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. Its common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol FFH and in U.S. dollars under the symbol FFH.U.