Harriman, NY (May 15, 2012) – Tom Cunningham, the founder of Cunningham & Cunningham Livestock, Inc., recently used his expertise in the equine insurance industry to speak at Tufts University. Cunningham spoke at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, which is part of Tufts University and is the only veterinary school in New England.
Cunningham, who has been in the livestock insurance business for 39 years, presented a program to over 60 veterinarians and veterinarian students on the relationship between the veterinarian, the insurance company, insurance agent and insurance adjuster. “It was a great experience speaking to this group at Tufts. They were very receptive and we were really able to discuss the importance a veterinarian plays in helping their patients take care of paperwork so claims can be filed,” Cunningham said.
Cunningham is well respected in the livestock insurance field and has spoken at other schools, regional events and seminars, as well as at New Bolton, the University of Pennsylvania’s veterinary school. “I am the only insurance agent ever asked to contribute to the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) guidelines with respect to insurance,” he said.
“During the seminar at Tufts my goal was to explain the relationship between the veterinarian’s client and the insurance company and the adjuster who contacts them,” Cunningham said. “Like in any industry, everything works much smoother when all parties are on the same page. Our goal is to help all of our clients as well as the veterinarians and make everything a smooth process.”
Located in Harriman, New York, Cunningham & Cunningham is a staple in the equestrian community. During the winter dressage circuit this year, they sponsored the Cunningham & Cunningham Rock Star Award. The award highlighted horse and rider combinations at shows across the country that excelled in Musical Freestyle classes. Each winner rode away with a beautiful cooler from Cunningham & Cunningham. “Our company has supported riders and their horses for over three decades and we loved having the opportunity to give back to them by sponsoring this award,” Cunningham said, adding that his daughter Sara Cunningham is also part of the Cunningham & Cunningham team.
Cunningham & Cunningham Livestock, Inc. offers bloodstock, care, custody and control, equine farm and ranch, horse owners’ liability, horse show liability, mortality, private horse owner’s liability, prospective foal insurance, race horse liability, riding clubs liability, stable liability or commercial equine liability insurance and umbrella policies. “There are many good reasons to insure your horses, but one of the main ones is because they are an investment,” Sara said. “Farms, riding schools, boarding facilities and training facilities need to be protected, just like any other business. Our rates are competitively priced and by insuring your horse or business, you can have peace of mind.”
For more information about Cunningham and Cunningham Livestock, visit their website at www.cunninghamlivestock.com.