Pethealth Inc.
TSX : PTZ

Pethealth Inc.

October 30, 2007 13:24 ET

Pethealth Announces the Signing of Catrina Skepper, Former Model and Current TV Personality to be the Host of PawsConnect.com

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 30, 2007) - Pethealth Inc. (TSX:PTZ) ("Pethealth" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that Catrina Skepper, well-known TV personality, former model and long-time pet lover, has agreed to be the host of PawsConnect.com, the Company's social networking site for pet owners, being launched in November. Ms Skepper will be a regular feature on the PawsConnect.com site through a series of video-streaming segments where she will not only keep visitors up-to-date on the features of the site, but will also cover topics relevant to modern day pet owners. With the launch of the PawsConnect.com site, she will also be maintaining a daily blog.

Ms Skepper's TV career includes hosting her own series called 'VIP' on NBC Super Channel. During her extensive career as a TV host, Ms Skepper has interviewed such celebrities as Sean Connery, Tom Cruise, Jodie Foster, Richard Branson and Lauren Bacall. She currently can be seen on both The Baby Channel and The Hotel Channel.

Her modelling career included commercials for Cadbury's, Budweiser, Coca-Cola and Gillette. She was also featured in the now famous Greenpeace anti-fur ad campaign in 1985. Her modelling career included print advertising campaigns for Lancome, Dunhill and Christian Dior and she was regularly featured in such publications as Vogue, Cosmopolitan and Woman's Journal.

"We are obviously very excited to have Catrina agree to host our site," said Mark Warren, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pethealth. "Not only is she a passionate animal lover, but her background and expertise we believe will resonate with our principal demographic of women 30 to 55 years of age. Our own data reveals that a very high percentage of women in this age group coming to the PawsConnect.com site occupy the demographic segments most coveted by retailers and national brands. These women trend above the national average in household income, net worth, college education, and household consumer spending."

Ms Skepper is married to Count Alessandro Guerrini-Maraldi. The couple have three young children and split their time between London and New York. Catrina is also the proud parent of "Toffee", her beloved Golden Labrador. For more information on Catrina, visit www.catrinaskepper.com.

About Pethealth

Founded in 1999, Pethealth is the second largest provider of pet insurance to pet owners in North America, and the leading provider of pet related database management services to the North American companion animal industry. Pethealth offers a unique range of products and services for veterinarians, shelters and pet owners through a number of wholly owned subsidiaries using a range of brand names, including PetCare, ShelterCare, CherryBlue, 24PetWatch, PetPoint, and PawsConnect. Pethealth has been named one of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies in Profit's 100 Ranking for the last three years.

Pethealth is based in Oakville, Ontario. To find out more about Pethealth, visit the website at www.pethealthinc.com.

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Contact Information

  • Investor Relations Contacts:
    Pethealth Inc.
    Mark Warren
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    (905) 842-2615
    or
    Pethealth Inc.
    Steve Zeidman
    Chief Technology Officer
    (905) 842-2615
    Website: www.pethealthinc.com
    or
    For Interviews with Catrina, please contact:
    MDA Communications
    Martha Durdin
    (647) 343-2007