Not all pet insurance is the same, and with advancements in veterinary medicine it’s essential to choose the right insurance so you can get the right treatment for your pet without having to worry about the cost if the worst should happen.
The policy you choose can have implications for the veterinary care of your pet so it’s important to choose the right cover.
When shopping around for a policy, we suggest that you consider the following:
No cover is provided for pre-existing conditions. Your premium will increase over the lifetime of your policy and terms, conditions and excesses apply and may be varied on renewal. Typically a 20% excess (in addition to the fixed excess) is introduced at the pet’s 10th birthday for cats and dogs and 7th birthday for rabbits and some breeds of dog on our Covered for Life® plans. On our Essential plan, the 20% excess is introduced at the cat or dog’s 8th birthday (5th birthday for some breeds of dog).
Exotic pets need specific exotic pet insurance – that’s why we are delighted to introduce you to Petplan®’s partner, ExoticDirect, who offer:
If you wish to insure an animal that isn’t listed above, please call ExoticDirect on 0345 982 5505 for further assistance.
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. That’s why we offer a complimentary health check to all puppies and kittens.
As part of your complimentary health check, we can also offer 4 weeks' free Petplan insurance. There’s no obligation to take this free insurance or even continue it if you sign up and the four weeks have passed.
For more information about your puppy or kitten’s complimentary health check, or for full details about the four weeks free pet insurance with Petplan, contact your local Medivet team today.
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.”
Case study published February 2017. Terms, conditions and excesses apply and may be varied on renewal. No cover is provided for pre-existing conditions. Petplan is a trading name of Pet Plan Limited and Allianz Insurance plc. Medivet Partnership LLP is an Appointed Representative of Pet Plan Limited and is not part of the Allianz (UK) group.