Pet Health Insurance FAQs
Pet insurance can help you manage the cost of caring for your pet should the unexpected happen. Here at Ashburn Village Animal Hospital we strongly encourage you to consider health insurance for your pet.
Why Do I Need Pet Insurance?
No one likes to think about their beloved pet getting hurt or sick, but it can happen at any time. Pets are typically curious, active and often quite fearless, so it's difficult to protect them from all dangers all the time. Pets also get sick, just like we do. In fact, every year about 6 million dogs and cats are diagnosed with cancer in the United States.
Fortunately, there are more life-saving treatments available for pets than ever before. However, with these new advances, come more expenses. That's where pet insurance comes in. By covering your pet, you can make sure you will be able to afford the medical care he or she needs.
How Does Pet Insurance Work?
With pet insurance, you can visit any veterinarian or emergency hospital. You pay your bill at the time of service and submit a claim to the pet insurance company, which reimburses you directly with a check.
Some insurance companies even have the ability to make a direct deposit straight into your bank account, or submit payment directly to the veterinary hospital.
Pet Insurance Plans We Recommend
At Ashburn Village Animal Hospital, we feel it is a great idea to get pet insurance right away when your pet is a puppy or kitten. We also recommend getting insurance with a newly adopted pet, despite the age, as it can help with veterinary healthcare costs and allow you to be able to care for your pet as best as possible.
VPI stands for Veterinary Pet Insurance and we offer different plans, including Comprehensive, Economical, Emergency, and Just for Cats. These plans cover chronic conditions but no preexisting conditions. They also cover some hereditary conditions, once covered for one year.