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Pet Insurance - Dandenong Veterinary Hospital

Pet Insurance

No Pet Insurance yet? Trupanion offers a FREE 30 days Exam Day Opportunity

Trupanion: Exam  Day Opportunity FREE 30-days insurance cover

Dandenong Veterinary Hospital can assist you in taking advantage of the FREE 30-days insurance. Simply sign up within 24hrs of a health examination. For more details, visit Trupanion: Exam Day Opportunity

  • Must have had a vet exam today or yesterday to be valid
  • <14 years of age
  • First 30 days at no cost (FREE)
  • ALL waiting periods waived
  • Ph 1300 328 042 to take advantage of this or activate online
  • No lock in terms


We are strong advocates for pet insurance at Dandenong Veterinary Hospital as we see the benefits and peace of mind it brings to our clients every day.

High quality veterinary medicine is expensive, and there is no subsidy or Medicare system, as we are accustomed to with our own healthcare. Human medicine standards-of-care are now available for our pets, but at full price. Pet insurance can bring this care within reach.

A fact stands that 80% of people with enrol for a pet insurance plan AFTER they have paid a veterinary bill greater than $800-1000. What a pity that bill was not covered, and if it arose as a medical or surgical problem, then it will likely now become a ‘pre-existing’ exclusion for which future insurance claims will not cover. Most procedures that involve admission of your pet (either surgical or as hospital in-patient) are likely to have a bill in excess of $800 as a general anaesthetic or a few days in hospital can really add up fast.

Pets are much loved family members, so when something goes wrong, it is not surprising to desire the best treatment possible. Without pet insurance, for some, the costs can play a big part in the ability to afford the diagnostic tests, surgical and medical care needed, and this is difficult for all involved. Pet insurance can take this worry away.

Remember that pet insurance, like any insurance, is not something that you should expect to get a return on every year, but rather pet insurance provides comfort that you can afford the very best treatment possible should the need arise. There are many pet insurance companies and policies available, and you will need to do some research to determine which is best for you. Please ask us for further information on pet insurance when you are next in.

When comparing pet insurance policies, compare VALUE, then COST. Substantially cheaper insurance policies will not provide an equivalent level of insurance cover. Know what you are buying when you balance the policy benefits against your chosen budget. Understand the EXCESS you will pay with every claim, or if your policy operates without an excess but splits the costs into brackets (ie, you pay 20%, insurance will pay the remaining 80%). Please ask us if you have any questions.

Trupanion explains: Why consider Trupanion to cover your pet?

No Payout Limits

Trupanion love pets. And if yours needs care, they will not impose payout limits on eligible claims. No payout limits mean your coverage won’t end and the amount of care your pet receives will not be limited because your pet is unlucky or develops a chronic condition. And your premiums will not increase because you’ve made claims.

90% Coverage

They help pay the big stuff, so you and your family can sleep better at night. Trupanion picks up 90% of eligible veterinary costs, including hospital stays, diagnostic tests, medications, surgeries, and other treatments when your pet is sick or hurt.

We can pay Dandenong Veterinary Hospital directly

We know that providing veterinary care to your pet in a time of need can be stressful enough without worrying about cost. As an extra help with your Trupanion coverage, we can pay for eligible claims directly to Dandenong Veterinary Hospital, so you don’t have to wait to be reimbursed for any payments.

Always Here For You

Pet emergencies don’t only happen during business hours. That’s why Trupanion is there 24/7 every single day of the year. No matter when your pet needs help, they’ll be here to help you through it.

What We Don’t Cover

No pet insurance provider covers pre-existing conditions. Insuring your pet when they are young or when you first bring them home helps you get the most out of your coverage because they're less likely to have developed pre-existing conditions.

Trupanion insurance covers a lot of common pet injuries and illnesses. To find out more about what is covered under Trupanion pet insurance, please visit our website at www.trupanion.com.au and read though our policy booklet.


Want To Learn More?

Visit their website Trupanion.com.au or call Trupanion on 1300 330 229. They're available to help 24/7.


Digital Insurance Claims - no paperwork for 99% of claims!

Dandenong Veterinary Hospital has integrated our digital practice software in a way that allows most insurance claims to be easily submitted via our practice software!

That leaves you free not to worry about any paperwork!

We also offer GapOnly™

As a pet parent, when your fur baby gets sick or injured, the last thing you want to be worrying about is whether you can afford treatment. Innovating the pet insurance claims experience, GapOnly™ reviews and calculates your claim while you’re still at the vet. You simply pay the gap (the difference between the vet’s invoice and the pet insurance claim benefit under your policy) and go. For example, if you have a pet insurance policy with an 80% benefit cover and you get a $1,000 vet bill, your policy would provide $800 benefit cover if the claim is approved. Before GapOnly™, you would pay the full $1,000 bill upfront, and wait for the $800 benefit to be processed and returned over a few days. With GapOnly™, your claim is processed on the spot, and you simply pay the gap of $200 and go. It keeps the focus on the health of your pet, not the cost of treatment, with the added convenience of no paperwork, on-the-spot processing, and less out-of-pocket expense.

GapOnly™ compliant Insurance Providers are growing in number each year. Ask us, or your insurance company, about GapOnly™ Insurance providers.