Pet Insurance

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 gets involved in an accident or suffers a sudden illness. There is no equivalent of Medicare for pets, so treatment costs can exceed what an equivalent problem would cost a human patient.

Did you know that 24 hour emergency and critical care for animals can cost over $1,000 per day? Some surgeries such as repair of fractured bones or exploratory surgery can also add up to thousands of dollars and that’s before including 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 ring around to see who can offer you a policy to suit your needs.

What does pet insurance cover?

Individual packages vary in the type of treatment covered. However, they usually include most accidents and unexpected illnesses.

You need to consider the differences between policies, in particular the claim excess amount, proportion of treatment costs covered, annual claim limit, age restrictions, pre-existing illness exclusions and policy costs.

Here at Stones Corner Vet we can process most pet insurance claims online, on your behalf. This means no more paperwork to complete and the opportunity for prompt reimbursement of your pet care fees. For surgical and hospitalised patients, a GapOnly insurance claim may be made on your behalf. This means you can give your pet the care you wish, knowing that the final cost has already been had your insurance policy paid out. Chat to our team at your next visit, to arrange this for your pet.