Pet Insurance / Payment Providers
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 out-of-pocket expenses for a similar condition in a human.
There are many insurance companies that offer pet insurance. Some new companies are also utilising a GapOnlyTM service. GapOnly™ reviews and calculates your pet insurance claim while you’re still at the vet. You simply pay the gap (the difference between the vet’s invoice and the claim benefit under your policy) and go!
If you are unsure if your pet insurance company has this ability, please contact our staff for further information.
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.
At North Maclean Family Vet, we understand that sometimes life happens, when you least expect it! We do not offer in-house payment plans, however to try and alleviate financial stresses in these situations we offer the following financial services:
Please call our friendly staff if you would like more information, or for help going through the pre-approval process.