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Pet insurance

Did you know 1 in 3 pets may require unexpected veterinary treatment each year?

Whilst advances in veterinary medicine mean we can do more for your pet, treatment costs can soon mount up. We recommend pet insurance to all our clients to help cover unexpected vets bills. You may be surprised to hear that you are more likely to claim on your pet insurance than your car or household policies (Allianz Insurance plc). In fact, in our experience if you are one of the few people who don’t need to claim on your pet insurance you really are very lucky indeed!

It’s important to be aware that not all pet insurance is the same. Some policies limit the amount of time or money that you can claim for. Don’t just shop around on price alone. Ask the following five key questions so you clearly understand what each policy does and doesn’t cover:

  • Will the policy cover my pet for on-going conditions (e.g. eczema) into its old age?
  • Will exclusions be placed at renewal for an illness that occurred in the previous year?
  • Will my excess or premium increase if I make a claim
  • Will the policy cover: congenital and hereditary illness, hip-related conditions, dental treatment or behavioural conditions?
  • Is the provider a pet insurance specialist?


Click here to find out more about the different types of pet insurance. Why not try before you buy? For 4 weeks free Petplan insurance simply click here and quote our practice reference number 1100005374.

Please note we have a policy regarding direct claims (payment direct to vet), please ask at reception if you are interested in this service.

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