About Us

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Since Petplan's inception in 1976, our priority has been to keep the nation's pets healthy and their owners happy. After pioneering and growing the pet insurance market over the past number of years, Petplan is still the UK's No.1 pet insurance provider and continues to build on its heritage, working closely with vets, breeders, animal charities and pet businesses.

Our History

Petplan was founded in 1976 by Patsy Bloom and David Simpson, after Patsy's dog, Jamie, needed numerous costly trips to the vet. Patsy was amazed by the cost of his unexpected veterinary treatment and felt there was a need for specialist animal insurance cover. After a lot of research, Patsy secured David Simpson as her business partner and together they launched Petplan with only a £500 investment.

Millions of pet owners trust Petplan with their animals and their finances due to our quality products and excellent claims service. Our signature Covered For Life® policies provide ongoing cover for the whole of the pets life provided that the policy is renewed each year. Not all pet insurance is the same so it's important that your new owners choose their policy wisely.

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