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Why we’re number 1 with Kiwis and pets

At Southern Cross Pet Insurance, we have New Zealand’s most satisfied customers* and – not to scratch behind our own ears – we’re awfully proud of that. We’re also chuffed to be a trusted partner of the New Zealand Veterinary Association and proud supporter of SPCA and Pet Refuge.

We love looking after New Zealanders’ 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
In 2020, we paid out over $14.5 million in claims.
In 2020, claims were paid on average within 10 days of being received.

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
Consultations, medication, testing and immunotherapy. So far paid:
Archie ate a
piece of string
Surgery, consultations, medication and diagnostic imaging. So far paid:
Max was hit by
a ute
Consultations, MRI, X-ray and medication. So far paid:
Jimmy developed bladder cancer
Surgery, consultations, medication, tests and imaging. So far paid:

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, SPCA 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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