Please insure your pet

One of the most distressing situations is when the pet’s illness is curable but unfortunately the cost is too high for the owner, resulting in a much loved pet being put to sleep. A less serious situation can occur when the owner has to opt for the second best treatment available for their pet, owing to money restrictions.

Pet insurance will cover the cost of accident and illness, giving you peace of mind.  There are a few details you should consider when choosing pet insurance:

Be careful to check that the amount of the veterinary fee cover is adequate. Over time, a single illness can cost many hundreds or even thousands of pounds.

Check that there is a no limit on how long you can claim for each illness.  Chronic conditions can go on for life, not just for 12 months.

Check that your pet will be covered in later years when they are most likely to need it.

Like your home and car insurance, pet insurance will have an excess which you will pay for each condition. Vaccination, pregnancy, diet and most preventative care (eg flea products) are excluded. Some companies offer a pensioner or multi-pet discount.

Our staff will be able to guide you with general knowledge and what to look for when choosing pet insurance, however we cannot specifically recommend any particular company.

For further information, please view our information sheet about choosing insurance

Our only interest as a veterinary practice is to ensure we never compromise the quality of veterinary care on the basis of cost.

Our Insurance Administration Team are available from 8am until 6pm Monday to Friday.

These direct numbers can be used for customers wishing to discuss an insurance claim with their designated insurance administrator, who will be responsible for their claim from beginning to end.

Laura – 01332 548929

Angela – 01332 548901

Charlotte – 01332 548930

Sophie – 01332 548902

Maria – 01332 548932

The insurance team can also be contacted by email:

Pet insurance

At Scarsdale Vets we recommend Petplan’s Covered For LifeTM insurance for the following reasons:

  • Petplan’s Covered for LifeTM policies guarantee your veterinary fees cover is renewed each year no matter how often you claim (providing you renew your policy each year with no break in cover).
  • Petplan doesn’t place exclusions at renewal on their Covered for LifeTM policies so on-going conditions such as eczema continue to be covered year after year.
  • Petplan won’t increase your premium or excess just because you make a claim.
  • Petplan is a pet insurance specialist so they understand pets and work closely with vets, charities and breeders.

Click here to find out more about the different types of pet insurance available. 

Scarsdale Vets is an Appointed Representative of Pet Plan Limited. Petplan is a trading name of Pet Plan Limited (Registered in England No. 1282939) and Allianz Insurance plc (Registered in England No. 84638), both of which are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA). Registered office address: 57 Ladymead, Guildford, SurreyGU1 1DB, United Kingdom.