Pet Insurance

Pet Insurance

We are big believers in pet insurance and recommend all pets have it.
Pet insurance provides you with the security that you will never have to decide between money and your beloved pet.

when it comes down to it, you will know you have done everything you can for your pet.

We suggest you insure your pet as young as possible, even organise it before you pick them up, to avoid having pre-existing conditions on their policy that the insurance company won’t cover. The older your pet, the more pre-existing conditions they may develop.

Pet insurance is aimed so that you are covered if something should happen to your pet and you don’t necessarily have the money ready to help them.

Pet insurance for the most part, covers your pet for medical emergencies, accidental injury and those unexpected diseases. Some policies cover preventative care such as routine vaccination and parasites prevention.

Things you need to know:

Most companies will cover 80% of the total claim.

You can choose to have an excess or none at all, they can vary from $0 up to $500.
Generally the excess is per condition.

Always read the fine print when choosing a policy as some company’s won’t cover certain things for certain breeds.


Client Experiences 

 "Flippa the boxer was young and healthy with no known health problems, one day she had an unexpected spinal injury it was diagnosed as FCE (Fibrocartilaginous Embolic Myelopathy) 
There was no way we could of prevented her from having this injury she was rushed to the local vet where they sedated her and took x-rays for $400 and we were told there was nothing they could do so we went to a specialist where she was hospitalised and more test were preformed including CT scans and blood test our bill was $7000 and the costs just kept coming in. 
Luckily we had some money saved up to buy a house so we were able to do everything possible for her.
 Every day we wish we had pet insurance for her.
When we decided to add another puppy to the family we were prepared and had organised insurance for her before we even picked her up." 

Jacqueline from Edithvale

"We got our first pet ever Leo the cat, and everyone told us to not bother about getting pet insurance that it was a waste of money, but we decided to get it anyway after 3 years of never making a claim we thought we were wasting our money and considered cancelling it but we didn’t and thank goodness we didn’t when Leo was 4 he was diagnosed with congestive heart failure he needed ongoing medication, regular blood tests, x-rays and the list never ends, we defiantly got our money’s worth in the end, we went with a cover that had a $250 excess per condition, so once we paid our first $250 we were getting 100% back for every visit and medication related to the heart condition.  Unfortunately Leo passed away just after his 6th birthday, we haven’t got another pet yet but when we do we will insure him."
Sarah from Murrumbeena


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  • "Absolutely incredible service and the best veterinary experience we have ever had. Every time we visit Progressive Vet Care, we are blown away by the attentiveness, professionalism and care shown by Dr Tim and the team. Dr Tim is highly capable and we feel very confident that our dog is in his care. Dr Tim always has time and goes above and beyond in answering our questions and providing a great service. I highly recommend Progressive Vet Care. I seriously cannot think of a single improvement to this practice as everything is already so well done."
  • "Fantastic friendly and professional service at this practice -so glad we have found this vet!"
  • "Tim and the team run an amazing vet practice at Progressive Vet Care. Gus the pug nearly died when he ate a keyring last year but Tim saves his life, quite literally. We are blessed to have such a great vet around the corner and their renovated practice is beautiful."
  • "I highly recommend Progressive Vet Care. I used to take my dog to a different vet clinic for 10 years but when my dog got very sick, I just didn’t feel right and looked for a different clinic. Thank god I found Progressive Vet Care. Dr Tim was spot on with diagnosis and he & his team did everything they could for Leo. It was a very sad experience for our family to say good bye to Leo but I was so grateful to Dr Tim for his professionalism, loving care and compassion towards both Leo and our family. I wish I knew Dr Tim 10 years ago and took Leo to this fantastic clinic from the first place."
  • "Our first experience with Progressive Vet Care and extremely happy. Our dog needed emergency surgery which is always stressful to hear. Dr Tim was very supportive and gave us options to consider. He saw us on short notice on a Friday night and managed to fit our dog in Saturday morning for the surgery. Highly recommend !"
  • "I brought my puppy here for his first visit and the staff were so helpful and attentive. A welcoming and happy environment, glad I chose this place!
    (And thanks for the help over the phone when I had concerns about my puppy, the girls at reception are so lovely!)"
  • "We were so grateful to Dr Tim (Bowden) and the team at Progressive Vet Care for their care and treatment of our very special Jack Russell x in the last few weeks of her life. I discovered the practice through looking for a vet that was open on a Sunday. They also have an emergency number to talk through concerns after hours. Dr. Tim was so thorough and patient in explaining all the options. We had the best, most compassionate care I could have wished for."
  • "If i could give 10 stars i would. Dr Tim is a miracle worker he has fixed up my little Lolly and is always super attentive and thorough. Could not recommend this place any more.
    Love it!"
  • "Exceptional service and trust. I recommend this vet clinic to any friends who welcome a new pet into their home. They work closely with rescue groups, the vets are very knowledgeable and the team who coordinate the reception are wonderfully friendly and easy to deal with. Won't be taking my doggo anywhere else!"
  • ""I adopted my cat from progressive vet care, he is the most beautiful loving boy, not only did they take amazing care of him as a new born kitten, they provided wonderful health care to him and have continued with such great care of him with each of our visit, such a wonderful team""
  • "The experience we had with Progressive Vet Care was outstanding. Both Dr Tim and the other staff members were efficient and helpful. Also very compassionate towards our dog Millie when she was desexed and afterward care. Soon we will need to take her for her vaccinations. There is definitely no other place I will take my Millie. Well done guys and many thanks."
  • "We were very happy with Progressive Vet Care. Dr Tim was very thorough and even called up four days later to check on the progress of our whippet after his treatment and advise. I am going to bring all my animals to this vet clinic in future."