Pet insurance is becoming more and more popular in Australia. It offers you peace of mind as it covers some or all of the treatment costs if your pet was ever involved in an accident or suffers from illness. There is no equivalent of Medicare for pets, thus often treatment costs exceed what an equivalent problem would cost for a human patient. Did you know that 24 hr emergency care for animals can cost over $1000 per day? Some major surgeries can also add up to thousands of dollars and that does not even include the recovery and aftercare treatment. It is a heartbreaking situation to have to choose between the health of your pet and financial constraints, so for peace of mind we strongly recommend that your pet is insured.
There are several companies that offer pet insurance so it is wise to research which policy and company is best for your pet.
Most policies do not cover for preventative care such as vaccinations and some parts of dental procedures. It is also notable, that previous illnesses are unlikely to be covered as a 'pre-existing condition' if they have occurred prior to your policy being taken out.
At Doubleview Vet we have a linked system with almost all online insurance companies which allows us to submit your claim for you after your pet's visit for your convenience. If you need any help with lodging a claim, please give us a call and we can help.