Cover your pets, should they fall ill or are injured
Pet Insurance cover is what you need to help when pets are poorly to cover the cost of illness and injuries.
As our ability to diagnose and treat conditions of an increasingly complex nature expands, we recommend clients take out Pet Insurance to cover the unexpected bills in case your animal falls ill or suffers an accident.
Insurance can give you complete peace of mind to know that your pet can be treated to the highest standards without worrying about the cost. If you would like to discuss insurance, please contact us and speak to one fo our reception team.
Please be aware of the difference between different insurance plans:
12 month policy – these provide cover for a condition for 12 months only, after that the condition is not covered
For life policy – we would recommend a ‘For Life Policy’ as this will pay for a condition up to a given sum (decided upon when you take out your insurance) even if the problem is ongoing for the rest of your pets life, such as many skin allergies, arthritis, etc
Cost examples of treatment – why it is important to be insured:
Cruciate surgery: £1,500 – £2,000
Seizure investigations (including MRI): £2,000
Foreign body (diagnostics & surgery): £500 – £3,000
Trauma & Fracture & trauma management after road traffic accidents: £800 – £4,000
Paralysis (Imaging & spinal disc surgery, hospital care & hydrotherapy): £2,000 – £5,000
Referral total hip or elbow replacement: £3,500 – £5,500
Direct Insurance claims
Many vet practices insist on payment at the time even for insured pets.
At Charter Vets we are happy to accept direct insurance claims for clients whose pets are insured with any of the following insurers:
- Kennel Club
- Direct Line
- Animal Friends
- John Lewis
- More Th>n
If you wish to take advantage of this, you will need to provide a claim form and pay the policy excess at the time the pet is taken home from the hospital or consultation, as such it is sensible to have a claim form with your pets documents.
For further information, please see our terms of business.