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Live Your Pet Life

We’re on a mission to boost the quality time we have with our furry friends. Whether that’s boredom busters, tips and tricks for staying healthy, or helping them stay safe from harm. We’re with you to help your pets live their best pet lives for longer.

We're also chuffed to be a trusted partner of the New Zealand Veterinary Association and proud supporter of Pet Refuge.

We love looking after New Zealander's pets. And here's why Kiwis and their pets love us back:

We look after the whole family
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Simple plans for all budgets
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Coverage for inherited conditions
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Discounts for multiple pets
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Add extra cover like dental
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*Canstar Gold Most Satisfied Customers Award - Pet Insurance 2018-2019
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Now you see us.

The VIS collection is where pet haute couture meets road safety. Southern Cross has teamed up with fashion designer Matthew Adams Dolan to create a one-off series of pet clothing that throws the spotlight on pet road safety.

How much does a trip to the vet cost?

Pets don’t have purses or pockets, so a surprise trip to the vet will be coming out of yours. Here’s what it could cost, based on claims we’ve paid:

Zoom developed a skin problem
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Consultations, medication, testing and immunotherapy. So far paid:
$6,000
Archie ate a
piece of string
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Surgery, consultations, medication and diagnostic imaging. So far paid:
$4,000
Max was hit by
a ute
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Consultations, MRI, X-ray and medication. So far paid:
$2,500
Jimmy developed bladder cancer
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Surgery, consultations, medication, tests and imaging. So far paid:
$2,000

Choose the right plan for you

Picking a plan is easy with us, with two types of plans and plenty of options.

Compare our plans
This chart has been designed to give you a quick overview of our pet insurance plans. For full policy terms (including definitions, limitations and exclusions) please see the policy documents

We're there for our fur community

Looking after the health of our pets takes many hands and hearts. That’s why we’ve partnered closely with the New Zealand Veterinary Association and Pet Refuge. Together we’re all working hard to help more Kiwi pets live happier, healthier lives.

It’s good to know when you choose Southern Cross Pet Insurance, you’re supporting their amazing work and the wellbeing of all animals in New Zealand.

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