It is always sad when a pet owner has to make a decision on doing what is best for their pet based on money – worse yet when an owner is faced with economic euthanasia. Pet insurance has come a long way and now offers a great way for you to protect your pet’s health. We’ve done some of the research for you and one company seems to stand out: Trupanionu00ae pet insurance. Trupanion has a great reputation, offers great coverage, and has different deductibles to help make your monthly premiums affordable. Trupanion will pay 90% of veterinary fees less your deductible! With most claims, you will know how much Trupanion will pay before you leave our hospital, taking the guesswork out of coverage when we use the Trupanion “Express” service, available only at select hospitals.

Special Offer:
Free 30-day Trial
Register online by clicking the button below or call 855-600-7071 within 24 Hours of your qualifying vet visit to claim your 30-day free trial policy. No credit card needed. Use Code: VXPET1608

Veterinary care costs are increasing with the use of new technologies and new treatment methods. Pet insurance gives you, the client, a way to afford quality veterinary services without having to choose between appropriate treatments vs. the least expensive one. It can also help with u2018Wellness Care’ costs and the agonizing decision to euthanize a pet due to finances.

Skagit Animal Clinic encourages pet owners to look into pet insurance, especially new puppy and kitten owners. We do not advocate for any particular company though we do have a couple that we have worked with and some that the staff are happy with. We have included a list of Pet Insurance companies, their web sites and phone numbers, this is probably not a complete list just the ones we know about. Below we have listed a number of questions and items you should think about when checking out pet insurance:

Offering a variety of plans gives you, the client, more choices about how you spend your money and the types of coverage you feel is more pertinent to your pet and lifestyle.
Pre-existing Conditions

Be aware of the insurance companies definition of u2018pre-existing’ this might vary from company to company.

  • Does the policy include hereditary and congenital issues?
  • How long the policy has to be in effect before you can take your pet to the vet without an illness being labeled u2018pre-existing’? (Waiting periods)
Age Restrictions

Will they cover your pet when it gets old?

Generally pet insurance works in this manner:

  1. Client researches and chooses company, purchases one or two of their preferred options.
  2. After the designated wait period the pet is covered
  3. Bring your claim form with you to the veterinarian at your appointment
  4. Pay veterinarian, fill out insurance form (get copies of record if needed) and send information and copy of bill to insurance company (if required).
  5. Get check from insurance company
Limitations and exclusions

All insurance companies have limitations and exclusions, look for policies that are easy to understand and clear about what they cover and what they don’t.

Reimbursement Rates
Look for companies that will reimburse you for what your vet charges not dictate how much they’ll pay due to some pre set fee schedule.
Pet Insurance Companies

Pets Best Insurance
877-738-7237 x4

VPI Pet Insurance (Veterinary Pet Insurance)

ASPCA Pet Health Insurance

Embrace Pet Insurance

Petplan Pet Insurance

Petfirst Healthcare

Exceptional service and quality veterinary care in Burlington, WA.

At Skagit Animal Clinic, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are. We understand the bond between people and their pets, we share that bond with our own pets, and would be honored if you'd trust us to care for your four footed, furry family members.


Phone: (360) 757-7202
Fax: (360) 757-2543


1881 S. Burlington Blvd.
Burlington, WA 98233
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Mon – Fri: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun: Closed

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