As there is unfortunately no NHS for pets, we strongly recommend that all pets (dogs, cats and rabbits) are insured. This helps you to deal with unexpected vet bills, and with some companies we can even do direct claims, which means that we can claim the cost of treatment back directly from the insurance company without you having to pay initially. Please contact us for a list of companies we can do direct claims with.
Why should I insure my pet?
In recent years, veterinary medicine has become increasingly more advanced. We are able to diagnose and treat conditions that in the past would have been left undetected, sometimes with fatal consequences. But this more advanced treatment can be costly. One of the hardest positions we find ourselves in, is when a client is unable to afford the treatment cost and the owner has to opt for a less effective treatment option. That’s where pet insurance can provide that peace of mind that you do not have to make these difficult decisions, allowing you to focus on caring for your pet.
Why is it important to choose the right insurance?
As with all insurance, premiums vary significantly and depend on a number of different factors. It is important to select an insurance policy that provides a long term commitment to the health and happiness of your pet, but is also convenient for you. It’s extremely important to get this right from the outset as in our experience, if you don’t purchase the right policy early on you may struggle to switch to a better policy at a later date. This is because changing insurer could result in a break in cover, and may mean conditions you have claimed for previously become pre-existing.
Which plan and insurance is right for you?
Our practice promotes Petplan insurance for your pet as they are the UK’s favourite pet insurance provider. They offer a true lifetime policy and cover more things like dental and hereditary conditions as standard, making it no surprise that they are the UK’s No.1 pet insurance provider. There are two main plans which Petplan provide, one being a 12 month plan called Essential, and the other being their signature lifetime plan called Covered For Life®. Take a look at Petplan’s full range of insurance plans here.
Our practice recommends Petplan’s Covered For Life® policies as you don’t have to worry about your cover reducing when you claim, as veterinary fees cover renews each year no matter how often you claim, as long as you renew your policy each year with no break in cover. By insuring with Petplan, your premium will not increase based on your claim history alone and you will also receive exclusive discounts on a number of pet related products and services.
Why not try before you buy…
Get the right insurance policy for your pet provided by Petplan. For 4 weeks’ free Petplan insurance simply pop into our practice and ask an insurance advisor, or go directly to Petplan’s website to activate your own voucher.
Need more information?
For more information about Petplan insurance please give us a call or pop into the practice and speak to one of our trained insurance advisors. You can also take a look at Petplan’s website, which can be found here.
Petplan is a trading name of Pet Plan Limited and Allianz Insurance plc. Queens Park Veterinary Surgery is an Appointed Representative of Pet Plan Limited and is not part of the Allianz (UK) Group.