Dr. Jules Benson
Vice President, Pet Health and Chief Veterinary Officer
Dr. Jules Benson is Nationwide’s vice president, pet health and chief veterinary officer. Dr. Benson, who joined Nationwide in 2019, is a strategic industry leader focused on ways technology and data can transform the veterinary profession and the lives of animals.
A 2004 graduate of the University of Liverpool's School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Benson is a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and practiced clinically in the Philadelphia area before transitioning to roles within the animal health industry. He has spent over a decade in executive roles in the pet health insurance industry.
Dr. Benson brings his experience in marketing, start-ups, and data insights to his role at Nationwide. He can speak with insight and experience on animal health industry trends, innovation, strategic planning and, of course, veterinary medicine.
In addition to leading the veterinary team at Nationwide, Dr. Benson currently chairs the veterinary relations committee for the North American Pet Health Insurance Association (NAPHIA). He also serves on the Veterinary Innovation Council (VIC) board and the MentorVet Advisory Board.