PetGP (www.pet-gp.co.uk), a brand new health advice service for pet owners has launched in the UK and is set to save owners throughout the country hundreds of pounds in unnecessary vet bills.
A quick and cost effective way to access expert health advice immediately, the pet triage helpline is designed to offer worried pet owners instant advice from qualified vet nurses, giving them peace of mind and advising on what the owner should do next. The helpline will be open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
With the average pet insurance claim totaling £720* (not including routine & preventative vet costs) and two out of three* pet health issues not requiring an immediate trip to the vet, PetGP has the potential to save pet owners hundreds of pounds in unnecessary vet visits whilst continuing to ensure their pet’s health remains a priority.
PetGP is not designed to replace the vet, who is an essential part of maintaining a pet’s health. Instead, the service was set up for two key reasons: to give pet owners peace of mind and expert advice when they are worried about their pet, and to reduce veterinary costs and stress to the animal by avoiding unnecessary trips.
The service will be offered by Vetsdirect who have over 10 years of experience offering a similar service to insured pet owners. PetGP is designed to offer complete peace of mind for owners at an affordable price, with membership offering unlimited calls for just £4.50 per month.
Managing Director of PetGP Jamie Moodie commented: “Over the last 10 years our 24/7/365 triage service, operated by qualified vet nurses, has helped hundreds of thousands of insured pets and their owners avoid unnecessary trips to the vet. It has also helped to catch serious issues early and save pets’ lives.”
“While there will always be circumstances where it’s essential an owner takes their pet to a vet, we are able to provide owners with instant peace of mind over what is the best course of action for their animal and potentially save them money in the process.”