About Petplan New Zealand

Petplan is the largest pet insurance provider in the world

Petplan started in the UK more than 35 years ago and has since expanded throughout Europe, Australasia and the Americas. It is now the largest and most experienced pet insurance provider worldwide. Since 2008, Petplan has been available in New Zealand and has become a leading pet insurance provider for NZ dogs, cats and horses.


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We are the specialist pet insurance provider

Petplan is committed to the welfare and enjoyment of pets and gives peace of mind to owners.

Petplan first started in England and the provider has maintained its position as the market-leading pet insurance provider there for nearly 40 years. Today, Petplan is the world’s #1 Pet Insurance provider, and at Petplan New Zealand we are proud to be a part of a provider that covers millions of pets around the globe. 

When you're covered with Petplan you can rest assured that you're in good hands. Petplan policies are underwritten by one of the world’s most recognised insurance groups.

We know our clients want the best for their pets but even the most caring pet owners may have to face an unplanned vet bill that accident or illness can bring. To ensure you are prepared financially to handle an expensive vet bill pet owners around the globe turn to the world’s #1 Pet Health Insurance provider to help cover the unexpected costs of veterinary care. 

Petplan specialises in Pet Insurance Covers for dogs, cats and equine. Petplan Pet Insurance Policy covers your Pet’s genuine illness and injuries for life and its range of insurance plans include something to suit every pet owner.

One of the main advantages of insuring your pet with Petplan is that we have developed strong relationships with vets throughout New Zealand. The working relationship with veterinary practices allows us to settle your claims directly.

Your benefits as a Petplan customer

If you are seeking pet insurance from the specialists then look no further. Our commitment to offering you quality cover extends beyond the traditional services offered by other pet insurance providers. We are the Pet Friendly Insurance Provider because we are pet owner’s too, so we work hard to maintain and enhance the relationship with our customers and here are some of the benefits you could enjoy:

  • Option to pay the vet directly in the event of a claim
  • Covered For Life® Policy
  • Highest benefit amounts offered in New Zealand
  • Shortest ‘Waiting Periods’ for illness
  • No Vet Check requirement for Cruciate cover
  • Regular email updates on Petplan Pet Insurance
  • Fast and quick settlements on claims

We understand that, as pet owners, you may have specific needs when it comes to finding the right pet insurance. As a specialist provider of Pet Insurance, we believe that we provide the best possible cover for you and your pet for a lifetime. We are the only New Zealand Pet Insurer that have a Covered For Life® policy where your pet’s illnesses are covered for the ‘lifetime’ of the pet. It is important to remember that not all Pet Insurance policies provide the same level of cover. We have a number of policies that you can choose from - designed to suit both your pocket and your pet’s needs.

A Pet Friendly Insurance Provider

We know that it is sometimes the small things that will influence your opinion of us; like settling a claim quickly and fairly, or being able to pay your vet directly in the event of injury or illness. Whenever you talk to us, whether it’s in an emergency or to decide which cover is best for you, you can rely on us to be friendly, helpful and understanding.

As the pet insurance people, we are passionate about animal welfare and the principle of responsible pet ownership.