Agria appoints Janet Hughes as new Head of Veterinary Business

Simon and Janet

[L-R] Janet Hughes, Simon Wheeler

Agria Pet Insurance has appointed Janet Hughes to the position of Head of Veterinary Business. Janet will be responsible for ensuring that veterinary practices receive the support they need from Agria to grow their business and provide best quality care.

Janet is a well-known figure in the veterinary profession and a regional organiser for the VPMA. In her previous roles she has been instrumental in launching pet health plans in practices – widely perceived to be one of the components that practice have to get right in order to drive client loyalty and practice profitability. Janet’s expertise in this area and her business acumen means that she has the ear of many practice owners and managers. She is very experienced in people management and is looking forward to enabling the Agria Sales team to deliver excellence in all they do.

Janet says she is excited to be remaining within the vibrant veterinary industry with a leading supplier, “The move to Agria is extremely timely, as the company is at the forefront of the pet and vet sector and fully committed to investing and developing innovative new products.  I’ve gained a good understanding of what veterinary practices need to be successful and have some strong relationships in this industry. Now I’ll be demonstrating how working with Agria can help practices to sustain rapid growth.”

Agria Managing Director Simon Wheeler says Janet’s appointment is a key one for the company, “Janet has the energy and enthusiasm we need to really communicate our innovative approach. This year, we’ve taken some big strides forward and we’re looking forward to gaining momentum to become the profession’s pet insurer of choice.”

To find out more about what Agria has to offer practices go to or visit stand E15 at London Vet Show.

Agria Pet Insurance Ltd are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services Register Number 496160. Agria Pet Insurance Ltd is registered and incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 4258783. Registered office: 2b Alton House Office Park, Gatehouse Way, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP19 8XU. Terms, conditions and excesses apply.

About Agria Pet Insurance

Agria is one of the world’s leading animal insurers, specialising in small animal and equine insurance. Founded in Sweden over 120 years ago, Agria started underwriting pet insurance in the UK in 2009 and is based in Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire.

Agria UK works closely with veterinary practices, the Kennel Club and the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF) and supports the work of numerous charities and rehoming centres by providing free pet insurance for 5 weeks for dogs and cats of any age.

Since 2009, Agria UK has made donations to the Kennel Club Charitable Trust amounting to over £500,000.

Agria’s lifetime commitment to pet owners means that veterinary fees cover is reinstated every year that the insurance policy renews and maximum benefits are reapplied, however many claims have been made. This means that on-going conditions can be covered for the whole of the pet’s life.