pet insurance

Pet insurance is the best way to ensure you will be able to provide the necessary care for your four-legged friend if an unexpected medical situation arises. As veterinary professionals, we see how difficult it can be for people to make financial decisions on behalf of their beloved pets. The availability of specialty care from internists and orthopedic surgeons, while expanding the treatment options for our pets, has also increased the costs. Pet insurance can help.

It is important to make the decision to invest in pet insurance early in your pet’s life, as most plans will not cover pre-existing conditions. The longer you wait, the more likely it is your pet may not be eligible to receive the best coverage.

We encourage you to thoroughly research your options and compare coverage specifics and costs before deciding if pet insurance is right for you and your companion. A great resource is Pet Insurance University.

What are the benefits of having pet insurance?

It provides owners with choices, the most important of which is access to specialty care. You will no longer be faced with the prospect of limiting treatment for injury and illness, or forgoing routine wellness care for your pet, since monthly insurance premiums spread the cost of veterinary care over time. An overwhelming percentage of our clients who have a good pet insurance plan tell us they are happy with their investment.

What are the options for pet insurance?

Most plans have an option to cover only accidents or illness; some also cover wellness and preventive care. Many allow you to customize coverage to meet your needs. To review the available options, visit

What should I consider when searching for a plan?

Be sure to check for multiple-pet discounts, coverage limits, policies for pre-existing conditions and coverage for pets that do or are likely to suffer from congenital problems such as hip dysplasia. Many of these plans offer a review of your pet’s history to see if they provide the coverage it needs.

Below are some pet insurance companies to check out before picking the one that is best for your pet. We have provided a list of questions to ask that will help you find the level of care that’s just right for you.


ASPCA Pet Insurance

Veterinary Pet Insurance