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MediPet

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  • Pet cover up to R50 000
  • Unlimited claims
  • Affordable premiums

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About MediPet

MediPet was founded in 2007 and has since then, been providing pet lovers with pet insurance in South Africa to cover those unexpected and costly events when the fur babies need some help.

Designed to provide comprehensive pet insurance in South Africa, Medipet has a range of pet insurance products to suit the budgets of many households. Different from other types of insurance, MediPet specifically provides insurance for pets only, meaning that animals are the number one focus and are offered in-house vet expertise.

Pet insurance South Africa

Not every pet owner is aware of the reasons why pet insurance is a necessity, but when those unforeseen circumstances arise where one is sitting with a costly vet bill, it sure does show how those stressful times can be avoided. With pet insurance, there is a monthly agreement between an insurer and the pet insurance policyholder/ pet owner. This agreement offers cover for major vet bills, resulting from unforeseen accidents and illnesses.

Pet insurance plans

Medipet Pet Insurance In South Africa offers a variety of four pet insurance plans to choose from, which include:

  • Accident Plan
  • Lite Plan
  • Essential Plan
  • Ultimate Plan

MediPet Services

All plans within MediPet pet insurance in South Africa include standard cover for injuries and illness.

 These result from:

  • A snake bite
  • Biliary
  • Accidental poisoning
  • The actions of another animal.
  • A swallowed or embedded foreign object requiring surgical or endoscopic removal.
  • A motor vehicle accident.
  • A burn or electrocution.
  • A near-drowning.
  • A fall from an elevated position.
  • An allergic reaction to an insect bite other than tick or flea bites.

Furthermore, each MediPet pet insurance plan covers injuries or illnesses that result in:

  • A fractured bone.
  • A puncture wound.
  • A traumatic ligament or tendon injury.
  • Lacerations, abrasions or wounds.
  • A gastric torsion (gastric dilation volvulus).
  • A soft tissue prolapse.

MediPet – Pet Insurance

  • Product Pet Insurance
  • Price
    Get accident cover for your pet from as little as R215 per month
  • 4 different plans to choose from
    MediPet has 4 different plans that you can choose from. These plans can all easily be compared side by side on the website.

Benefits of MediPet

  • Why MediPet? MediPet has exclusively insured cats and dogs for the last 13 years. They have no breed exclusions. 
  • No paper work - You can get your quote online. You can save this quote and come back and buy your insurance once you have decided what will be the best for you and your furry friend. 
  • Easy claims process - MediPet makes it easy to submit your claim. Simply fill in the claim for and submit on the website together with your invoices from the vet.

Get pet cover with MediPet

Medipet’s Accident plan for pet insurance is a great choice for pet owners that are looking for the most basic plan and accident cover only.

This pet insurance plan is suited for those who:

  • Can’t afford comprehensive cover.
  • Don’t want any waiting periods.
  • Want an unlimited number of claims in the year.
  • Don’t want limits per claim.

MediPetpet’s Accident Plan offers an annual maximum of up to R25 000 per policy per year at a pet insurance price of R215 pm per pet, as well as an R15 pm for Family Vet Fee.

Lite plan Pet insurance

MediPet’s Lite Plan offers an affordable alternative to comprehensive cover for those with budgets. This pet insurance plan is suited for those who:

  • Need to get cover for a pet of any age.
  • Might possibly need cover for pre-existing conditions after 30 days.
  • Accidents, illness & emergencies.
  • Don’t want any additional benefits.
  • Want common, comparable, limited cover.
  • Don’t mind limits on the number of claims & per year.

MediPetpet’s Lite Plan offers an annual maximum of up to R35 000 per policy per year at a pet insurance price of R297 pm per pet, as well as an R15 pm for Family Vet Fee.

Essential plan Pet insurance

MediPet’s Essential Plan offers comprehensive cover and is suited for those who:

  • Want cover for accidents, illness, emergencies, & holistic wellness.
  • Value additional benefits.
  • Want an unlimited number of claims in the year.
  • Want no limits per claim.
  • Have a dog that is under 9 years of age upon joining.
  • Qualify for a multi-pet family discount.
  • MediPet’s Essential Plan offers an annual maximum of up to R50 000 per policy per year at a pet insurance price from R383 pm per dog, and R322 pm per cat, as well as a R15 pm for Family Vet Fee.

Ultimate plan Pet insurance

 MediPet’s Ultimate Plan offers comprehensive cover that includes additional benefits and is suited for those, similar to the Essential Plan, who:

  • Want cover for accidents, illness, emergencies, and holistic wellness.
  • Value additional benefits.
  • Understand the importance of dental care.
  • Value prescription food and condolence contribution benefits.
  • Want an unlimited number of claims in the year.
  • Want no limits per claim.
  • Qualify for a multi-pet family discount.

MediPetpet’s Ultimate Plan offers an annual maximum of up to R50 000 per policy per year at a pet insurance price from R493 pm per dog, and R384 pm per cat, as well as an R15 pm for Family Vet Fee.

Pet insurance add-ons

With MediPet, the option to apply for add-on services is available and offers cover towards vaccinations, tick/flea & deworming, microchipping & sterilisation and is specified according to the plan that one chooses. Furthermore, when selecting the right MediPet pet insurance plan in South Africa, one can visit medipet.co.za and make note of the benefits offered within the different plans that could be the deciding factor when choosing the right pet insurance for the fur babies.

Pet insurance claims

Medipet has made the claims system easily accessible through the options of submitting a claim via the online claims form at medipet.co.za, which is also accessible on one’s mobile device. Alternatively, one can email a claim form to [email protected] or fax it to (021) 701 2027.

Pet insurance price

To apply for MediPet Pet Insurance in South Africa and get a pet insurance price, one can visit medipet.co.za and select the “Get Quote” option. From here, complete the four steps by providing pet specifications and get one step closer to providing above and beyond pet insurance for your pets.

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MediPet is a trusted & reliable provider of pet insurance

In our review, we found MediPet to be an insurer licensed to conduct pet insurance business and is regulated under the Financial Sector Conduct Authority.

MediPet is a registered and licensed insurer in South Africa: FSP 32613

Customer Reviews & Testimonials

June 2021

My big boy was bitten by a snake and we almost lost him but we are covered for pet insurance and I must say they responded so quickly we could actually save him.

Mariska G
— Pretoria —

August 2020

They even have a premium for my older dog as they need a bit more medical care than the younger ones, my heart is at rest knowing she can get the assistance she needs when she needs it.

Jean C
— Sandton —

July 2021

They are wonderful they cover all types of deceases and illnesses plus injuries and accidents.

Clariese H
— Bloemfontein —

MediPet Contact

Physical Address

  • Medipet Animal Health Insurance Brokers Unit 4 Silverwood Cl, Tokai, Cape Town Western Cape 7945 South Africa
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Postal Address

  • P.O. Box 31596 Tokai , Cape Town, 7966 , South Africa

Opening Hours

  • Monday 08:30 – 16:30
  • Tuesday 08:30 – 16:30
  • Wednesday 08:30 – 16:30
  • Thursday 08:30 – 16:30
  • Friday 08:30 – 14:30
  • Saturday – Closed
  • Sunday – Closed