• Helping you cover the costs of unexpected treatment.

Pet Insurance

We recommend Petplan®, the UK’s No.1 pet insurer with over 40 years of experience in protecting pets.

Why Petplan®?

Petplan® insurance gives you peace of mind, knowing that they will help you take care of the bills. Here are some of the reasons why 90% of their customers renew each year:

  • Petplan® pay 97% of the claims they receive
  • 90% of the claims are settled within 5 working days
  • They can pay the vet directly in the event of a claim so you don’t have to worry*
  • You enjoy customer rewards and specially negotiated discounts on pet related products and services
  • Our policies are promoted by 9 out of 10 vets


*T&Cs apply. Please contact your practice for details.


What Policy?

Petplan® have a number of policies to suit every budget, ranging from their quality 12-month Essential plan to their popular Covered For Life® option.

So why not activate 4 weeks' free insurance today?

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What if I have an exotic pet?

Exotic pets need specific exotic pet insurance – that’s why we are delighted to introduce you to Petplan®’s partner, ExoticDirect, who offer:

  • Bird insurance – including cover for parrots, cockatoos and budgies
  • Reptile insurance – including cover for snakes, terrapins, tortoises, turtles, lizards and geckos
  • Small mammal insurance – including cover for chinchillas, chipmunks, ferrets, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, rats and hedgehogs

If you wish to ensure an animal that isn’t listed above, please call ExoticDirect on 0345 982 5505 for further assistance.


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Is your pet younger than 1?

If your pet is under the age of one year then, after their free health check, they’ll become eligible for four weeks' free pet insurance with Petplan. This insurance can be activated immediately as the vet can sign a health declaration. Without the health check and the vet’s authorisation, new insurance for your pet will not be fully activated for at least two weeks, in which time your pet could develop an illness that is not covered.

There’s no obligation to take this free insurance or even continue it if you sign up and the four weeks have passed.

Here at Medivet, we so strongly believe in providing the best care, and we want to help your pet get started on the right paw.

For more information about your puppy or kitten’s free health check, or for full details about the four weeks' free pet insurance with Petplan, contact your local Medivet team today.


How Petplan can help you

Unfortunately, there is no National Health Service for pets. Christopher Clow's story shows us that it is always best to be prepared for the worst.

During a family holiday to Cornwall, Christopher, Sue and their six-year-old daughter Billie received the unfortunate news that Billie’s cat, Tom, had been seen by  neighbours dragging his leg. As the family were away, the cat sitter took Tom to Medivet Fortis Green and was told that he may have been hit by a car. After various X-rays and tests, it was confirmed that Tom had broken his leg and would require surgery. Tom was immediately transferred to the local Medivet 24-hour hospital in Hendon, where he could receive the treatment and all round care he needed.

Unfortunately Tom was not insured and the treatment amounted to approximately £2,100. Tom’s family were impressed at how the veterinary team provided them with regular updates, not only on his progress, but on how much each procedure would cost. A couple of months later, Tom took a turn for the worst and began vomiting and refusing to eat. The family took him back to Medivet Fortis Green, who were seriously concerned. Tests were carried out and Tom was sent home with some medication. With no improvement, he was booked in for surgery with fears that there was lymphoma in the intestine. Fortunately, no lymphoma was found and after surgery, Tom made a full recovery.

Luckily, following Tom’s unfortunate injury to his leg, Medivet introduced the family to the Medivet Healthcare Plan and Petplan insurance. The Medivet Healthcare Plan is an easy and affordable way for pet owners to cover the cost of their pet’s preventative healthcare via a monthly direct debit, whilst pet insurance provides cover for unexpected illnesses, injuries and peace of mind that your pet is covered. Therefore, when Tom’s intestinal issues occurred, Petplan covered the treatment cost of approximately £2,500-£3,000 and any follow up check-ups were covered by the Medivet Healthcare Plan.

Following Tom’s difficult year, Christopher commented: “In the first year of his life, he has already lost two of his nine lives. We are really pleased with the vet care and all the staff were very helpful. We were kept up-to-date with everything, including the costs we were paying for the first surgery, however Petplan took care of the second.”  

Petplan is a trading name of Pet Plan Limited (Registered in England No. 1282939) and Allianz Insurance plc (Registered in England No. 84638), Registered office: 57 Ladymead, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 1DB. Pet Plan Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Allianz Insurance plc is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

Medivet group Limited are an Appointed Representative of Pet Plan Limited. Medivet group Limited are not part of the Allianz (UK) Group.

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