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, or 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, which can be found here.
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
Petplan is a trading name of Pet Plan Limited and Allianz Insurance plc. Vetcall Veterinary Surgery is an
Appointed Representative of Pet Plan Limited and is not part of the Allianz (UK) Group.