Pet Insurance

One of the most distressing situations is when a 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.

Please insure your pet

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.

Things To Consider When Choosing Pet Insurance

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 (e.g. 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.

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

  • Petplan’s Covered for LifeTMpolicies 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.

Dedicated Insurance Administration Team

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 your claim from beginning to end.

Email The Insurance Admin Team

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

Our Practices

Pride Veterinary Centre

01332 678333
Riverside Road, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8HX
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01332 841700
15 Town Street, Duffield, Derby DE56 4EH
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01283 732999
6 Witham Close, Egginton Road, Hilton DE65 5JR
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01332 518585
73 Devonshire Drive, Mickleover, Derby DE3 9HD
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01332 666500
Unit 9, Oakwood District Centre, Oakwood, Derby DE21 2HT
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Park Farm

01332 554422
Park Farm Centre, Allestree, Derby DE22 2QQ
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Shelton Lock

01332 700321
247 Chellaston Road, Shelton Lock, Derby DE24 9EG
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01283 568162
90 Spring Terrace Road, Stapenhill, Burton on Trent DE15 9DX
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01283 565333
36 The Green, Stretton, Burton on Trent DE13 0EQ
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Free insurance admin for VIPs

Insurance admin fees are included as part of VIP Pet Club membership

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