Unfortunately there is no national health service for animals and therefore we think that insurance is a very important thing to have. We do not recommend any company in particular but we do recommend that all pets are insured. This avoids the heart breaking scenario where owners are unable to afford the best possible treatments for their animal.

There are two main types of insurance. The first one is where an animal’s problem is covered for a year. This is a bit cheaper but is not good for long term problems such as arthritis, skin allergies or heart disease.

The second type covers an animals condition for a lifetime. This costs a little more per month but is definitely a good idea. If you are in two minds about which type to get then we would recommend getting the better insurance for the first 2-3 years until you know that long term problems are less likely to appear.

If you are unsure about which type of policy you want then please phone the surgery for some general help.

If you need to make a claim via your pets insurance we have a dedicated member of staff who can process the claim forms once you have simply filled in and signed your part of the form. In essence it is very simple and straight forward to make a claim.

As with all insurance please read the small print and make sure you are properly covered.