The most pro-active way to manage veterinary costs is the insurance approach. We see pet insurance working well for several families in our practice, and the numbers are growing. The key is to understand the business model and the policy. The team at Mount Kisco Veterinary Clinic is committed to help you reap the benefits of pet insurance so that you can afford the best care for your pets.
We strongly recommend that you get your pet enrolled during puppy or kittenhood. All pet insurance companies exclude pre-existing conditions, so early enrollment allows you the most comprehensive coverage. If you are insuring a pet with existing medical history, we recommend that you request a full medical record review with the company of your choice to determine how any pre-existing signs, symptoms, or diagnoses will be classified. This way, you will have a realistic expectation of your policy and its coverage. After the review, if you decide that too many things are excluded, you can choose to discontinue coverage and investigate a different budgeting tool for your pet.
Before choosing a company or policy, visit the Pet Insurance Review website to gather information about all of your options and read reviews from insured pet owners. Below is a list of pet insurance companies that our team works closely with: