We strongly advise that you insure your pet against veterinary expenses incurred thorough illness or accident. This gives you the peace of mind of knowing that you will never have to compromise on veterinary treatment for your pet.
Your pet is a valuable member of your family and as such deserves the best care and attention available. Insurance can provide peace of mind in a wide range of unfortunate situations and although it does not save you from the trauma of an accident it does reduce any financial concerns that may arise. A road traffic accident for example can require intensive care treatment for the initial shock, followed by orthopaedic surgery under a general anaesthetic and extensive treatment during the recovery period. This can incur quite considerable expense.
Many policies provide cover for some of the following:
Insurance does not cover for routine vaccinations, preventative treatments such as flea treatments or worming, spaying or castration operations or for any pre-existing condition. It may not cover for any treatment required during whelping or kittening.
There also may be an increase in the premiums for an older animal, usually over eight years old.
We cannot recommend one company over another but we can give you contact details for some of the major companies offering per insurance. Please make sure you read all the ‘small print’ and make sure the policy suits your particular needs. Contact the surgery for further information.