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Claims

Find out how to make a claim or get treatment pre-authorised, prior to it going ahead.

Vet fee claims

If you'd like to claim for the cost of your cat having new or continuing treatment for a condition, illness or injury:

Option 1 - Ask your vet to submit a claim online, on your behalf.

Your vet can submit a claim through Pawtal, our free online claim system for vets. This means that there is no paperwork required and claims can be dealt with much faster!


Option 2 - You can download and complete a paper claim form.

Complete the claim form ensuring it is signed by the policyholder. You then pass the form to your vet to complete, where they will attach any invoices and your cat's clinical history.

Send your claim, or ask your vet to send your claim to us as soon as possible, preferably within 90 days of your dog having treatment.

Send all completed forms to: claimform@animalfriends.co.uk or by post to:

Animal Friends Insurance Ltd,
Number 1 The Crescent, Sunrise Way,
Amesbury, Wiltshire,
SP4 7QA

We will aim to process your claim within 5 working days.

Repeat medication claims

To claim for ongoing medication following a previous claim for a specific condition:

Option 1 - Log into your Animal Friends account and submit your claim online.

If you have not accessed your online account before, you’ll need to register first.


Option 2 - Download and complete a paper claim form.

Complete the claim form ensuring it is signed by the policyholder. You then attach any invoices and a copy of your cat's prescription.

Send your claim to us as soon as possible, preferably within 90 days of your cat having treatment.

Send all completed forms to: claimform@animalfriends.co.uk or by post to:

Animal Friends Insurance Ltd,
Number 1 The Crescent, Sunrise Way,
Amesbury, Wiltshire,
SP4 7QA

We will aim to process your claim within 5 working days.

Pre-authorisation

If you'd like us to pre-approve any condition or amount of treatment prior to it going ahead, for your peace of mind:

Option 1 - Ask your vet to submit a pre-authorisation online.

This means that we can pre-approve treatment via Pawtal within 1 hour if the treatment is covered by your policy. If submitted after 4pm or at the weekend, it will be assessed the following working day.


Option 2 - You can download and complete a paper pre-authorisation form.

We aim to pre-approve treatment, that will cost £1000 or more, within 5 working days of receiving a completed form.

Send all completed forms to: claimform@animalfriends.co.uk or by post to:

Animal Friends Insurance Ltd,
Number 1 The Crescent, Sunrise Way,
Amesbury, Wiltshire,
SP4 7QA

Vet fee claims

If you'd like to claim for the cost of your dog having new or continuing treatment for a condition, illness or injury:

Option 1 - Ask your vet to submit a claim online, on your behalf.

Your vet can submit a claim through Pawtal, our free online claim system for vets. This means that there is no paperwork required and claims can be dealt with much faster!


Option 2 - You can download and complete a paper claim form.

Complete the claim form ensuring it is signed by the policyholder. You then pass the form to your vet to complete, where they will attach any invoices and your dog's clinical history.

Send your claim, or ask your vet to send your claim to us as soon as possible, preferably within 90 days of your dog having treatment.

Send all completed forms to: claimform@animalfriends.co.uk or by post to:

Animal Friends Insurance Ltd,
Number 1 The Crescent, Sunrise Way,
Amesbury, Wiltshire,
SP4 7QA

We will aim to process your claim within 5 working days.

Repeat medication claims

To claim for ongoing medication following a previous claim for a specific condition:

Option 1 - Log into your Animal Friends account and submit your claim online.

If you have not accessed your online account before, you’ll need to register first.


Option 2 - Download and complete a paper claim form.

Complete the claim form ensuring it is signed by the policyholder. You then attach any invoices and a copy of your dog's prescription.

Send your claim to us as soon as possible, preferably within 90 days of your dog having treatment.

Send all completed forms to: claimform@animalfriends.co.uk or by post to:

Animal Friends Insurance Ltd,
Number 1 The Crescent, Sunrise Way,
Amesbury, Wiltshire,
SP4 7QA

We will aim to process your claim within 5 working days.

Pre-authorisation

If you'd like us to pre-approve any condition or amount of treatment prior to it going ahead, for your peace of mind:

Option 1 - Ask your vet to submit a pre-authorisation online.

This means that we can pre-approve treatment via Pawtal within 1 hour if the treatment is covered by your policy. If submitted after 4pm or at the weekend, it will be assessed the following working day.


Option 2 - You can download and complete a paper pre-authorisation form.

We aim to pre-approve treatment, that will cost £1000 or more, within 5 working days of receiving a completed form.

Send all completed forms to: claimform@animalfriends.co.uk or by post to:

Animal Friends Insurance Ltd,
Number 1 The Crescent, Sunrise Way,
Amesbury, Wiltshire,
SP4 7QA

Vet fee claims

If you'd like to claim for the cost of your horse having new or continuing treatment for a condition, illness or injury.

Option 1 - Ask your vet to submit a claim online, on your behalf.

Your vet can submit a claim through Pawtal, our free online claim system for vets. This means that there is no paperwork required and claims can be dealt with much faster!


Option 2 - You can download and complete a paper claim form.

Complete the claim form ensuring it is signed by the policyholder. You then pass the form to your vet to complete, attaching any invoices and your horse's clinical history.

Send your claim, or ask your vet to send your claim to us as soon as possible, preferably within 90 days of your dog having treatment.

Send all completed forms to: claimform@animalfriends.co.uk or by post to:

Animal Friends Insurance Ltd,
Number 1 The Crescent, Sunrise Way,
Amesbury, Wiltshire,
SP4 7QA

We will aim to process your claim within 5 working days.

Repeat medication claims

To claim for ongoing medication following a previous claim for a specific condition:

Download and complete a paper claim form.

Complete the claim form ensuring it is signed by the policyholder. You then attach any invoices and a copy of your horse's prescription.

Send your claim to us as soon as possible, preferably within 90 days of your horse having treatment.

Send all completed forms to: claimform@animalfriends.co.uk or by post to:

Animal Friends Insurance Ltd,
Number 1 The Crescent, Sunrise Way,
Amesbury, Wiltshire,
SP4 7QA

We will aim to process your claim within 5 working days.

Pre-authorisation

If you'd like us to pre-approve any condition or amount of treatment prior to it going ahead, for your peace of mind:

Option 1 - Ask your vet to submit a pre-authorisation online.

This means that we can pre-approve treatment via Pawtal within 1 hour if the treatment is covered by your policy. If submitted after 4pm or at the weekend, it will be assessed the following working day.


Option 2 - You can download and complete a paper pre-authorisation form.

We aim to pre-approve treatment, that will cost £1500 or more, within 5 working days of receiving a completed form.

Send all completed forms to: claimform@animalfriends.co.uk or by post to:

Animal Friends Insurance Ltd,
Number 1 The Crescent, Sunrise Way,
Amesbury, Wiltshire,
SP4 7QA

Rider injuries

If a rider is injured while horse riding:

You'll need to download and complete a paper claim form.

Follow the instructions on the claim form and send it to us as soon as possible.

Send all completed forms to: claimform@animalfriends.co.uk or by post to:

Animal Friends Insurance Ltd,
Number 1 The Crescent, Sunrise Way,
Amesbury, Wiltshire,
SP4 7QA

We will aim to process your claim within 5 working days.

Property damage or third-party injuries

Please call our claims team on 0344 5570 300 between 9am - 5pm Monday to Saturday. 

We'll need this information when you call:

  • The date of the incident
  • A summary of the incident
  • The third party details, if known.

Emergency vet fees

If the horse you are riding requires emergency treatment for a condition, illness or injury:

Option 1 - Ask your vet to submit a claim online, on your behalf.

Your vet can submit a claim through Pawtal, our free online claim system for vets. This means that there is no paperwork required and claims can be dealt with much faster!


Option 2 - You can download and complete a paper claim form.

Follow the instructions on the claim form and send it to us as soon as possible, preferably within 90 days of the horse having emergency treatment.

Send all completed forms to: claimform@animalfriends.co.uk or by post to:

Animal Friends Insurance Ltd,
Number 1 The Crescent, Sunrise Way,
Amesbury, Wiltshire,
SP4 7QA

We will aim to process your claim within 5 working days.

My cat has died

We're sorry to hear your cat has died and we understand that this will be a very difficult time for you.

You'll need to download and complete a paper claim form.

Please complete the claim form ensuring it is signed by the policyholder. Attach a copy of the purchase receipt and any pedigree documents if applicable, along with confirmation signed by your vets stating the cause of death.

Send all completed forms to: claimform@animalfriends.co.uk or by post to:

Animal Friends Insurance Ltd,
Number 1 The Crescent, Sunrise Way,
Amesbury, Wiltshire,
SP4 7QA

We will aim to process your claim within 5 working days.

I had to cancel or cut short a holiday because my cat needed urgent medical care

You'll need to download and complete a paper claim form.

Complete the claim form ensuring it is signed by the policyholder and attach any receipts showing the dates and the costs incurred as a result of cancelling or cutting short your holiday.

Send your claim to us as soon as possible, preferably within 90 days of your cat having treatment.

Send all completed forms to: claimform@animalfriends.co.uk or by post to:

Animal Friends Insurance Ltd,
Number 1 The Crescent, Sunrise Way,
Amesbury, Wiltshire,
SP4 7QA

We will aim to process your claim within 5 working days.

My cat has gone missing or has been stolen

We're sorry to hear your cat has gone missing or been stolen and we understand that this will be a very difficult time for you. You can make a claim if they have been missing for more than 45 days.

If you’re claiming for advertising and reward expenses, you don’t have to wait 45 days to send us your claim.

You'll need to download and complete a paper claim form.

Please complete the claim form ensuring it is signed by the policyholder. Attach a copy of the purchase receipt and any pedigree documents if applicable.

Send all completed forms to: claimform@animalfriends.co.uk or by post to:

Animal Friends Insurance Ltd,
Number 1 The Crescent, Sunrise Way,
Amesbury, Wiltshire,
SP4 7QA

We will aim to process your claim within 5 working days.

My cat needed looking after because I was in hospital

You'll need to download and complete a paper claim form.

Follow the instructions on the claim form and send it to us as soon as possible, preferably within 90 days of being discharged from hospital.

Send all completed forms to: claimform@animalfriends.co.uk or by post to:

Animal Friends Insurance Ltd,
Number 1 The Crescent, Sunrise Way,
Amesbury, Wiltshire,
SP4 7QA

We will aim to process your claim within 5 working days.

I paid vet fees for urgent medical care abroad

You'll need to download and complete a paper claim form.

Follow the instructions on the claim form and send it to us as soon as possible, preferably within 90 days of your cat having treatment.

All medical notes and invoices must be fully translated into English.

Send all completed forms to: claimform@animalfriends.co.uk or by post to:

Animal Friends Insurance Ltd,
Number 1 The Crescent, Sunrise Way,
Amesbury, Wiltshire,
SP4 7QA

We will aim to process your claim within 5 working days.

My horse has died

We're sorry to hear your horse has died and we understand that this will be a very difficult time for you.

Please download and complete a paper claim form.

Follow the instructions on the claim form and send it to us as soon as possible, preferably within 90 days.

Send all completed forms to: claimform@animalfriends.co.uk or by post to:

Animal Friends Insurance Ltd,
Number 1 The Crescent, Sunrise Way,
Amesbury, Wiltshire,
SP4 7QA

We will aim to process your claim within 5 working days.

My horse cannot do the activities I chose for them (Loss of Use)

You'll need to download and complete a paper claim form.

Follow the instructions on the claim form and send it to us as soon as possible, preferably within 90 days.

Send all completed forms to: claimform@animalfriends.co.uk or by post to:

Animal Friends Insurance Ltd,
Number 1 The Crescent, Sunrise Way,
Amesbury, Wiltshire,
SP4 7QA

We will aim to process your claim within 5 working days.

My horse is missing or has been stolen

We're sorry to hear your horse has gone missing or been stolen and we understand that this will be a very difficult time for you. You can make a claim if your horse has been missing for more than 45 days.

If you’re claiming for advertising and reward expenses, you don’t have to wait 45 days to send us your claim.

You'll need to download and complete a paper claim form.

Send all completed forms to: claimform@animalfriends.co.uk or by post to:

Animal Friends Insurance Ltd,
Number 1 The Crescent, Sunrise Way,
Amesbury, Wiltshire,
SP4 7QA

We will aim to process your claim within 5 working days.

Someone was injured whilst riding my horse

You'll need to download and complete a paper claim form.

Follow the instructions on the claim form and send it to us as soon as possible.

Send all completed forms to: claimform@animalfriends.co.uk or by post to:

Animal Friends Insurance Ltd,
Number 1 The Crescent, Sunrise Way,
Amesbury, Wiltshire,
SP4 7QA

We will aim to process your claim within 5 working days.

My saddlery and tack has been stolen or damaged

You'll need to download and complete a paper claim form.

Follow the instructions on the claim form and send it to us as soon as possible.

Send all completed forms to: claimform@animalfriends.co.uk or by post to:

Animal Friends Insurance Ltd,
Number 1 The Crescent, Sunrise Way,
Amesbury, Wiltshire,
SP4 7QA

We will aim to process your claim within 5 working days.

My horse trailor has been stolen or damaged

You'll need to download and complete a paper claim form.

Follow the instructions on the claim form and send it to us as soon as possible.

Send all completed forms to: claimform@animalfriends.co.uk or by post to:

Animal Friends Insurance Ltd,
Number 1 The Crescent, Sunrise Way,
Amesbury, Wiltshire,
SP4 7QA

We will aim to process your claim within 5 working days.

My dog has died

We're sorry to hear your dog has died and we understand that this will be a very difficult time for you.

You'll need to download and complete a paper claim form.

Please complete the claim form ensuring it is signed by the policyholder. Attach a copy of the purchase receipt and any pedigree documents if applicable, along with confirmation signed by your vets stating the cause of death.

Send all completed forms to: claimform@animalfriends.co.uk or by post to:

Animal Friends Insurance Ltd,
Number 1 The Crescent, Sunrise Way,
Amesbury, Wiltshire,
SP4 7QA

We will aim to process your claim within 5 working days.

I had to cancel or cut short a holiday because my dog needed urgent medical care

You'll need to download and complete a paper claim form.

Complete the claim form ensuring it is signed by the policyholder and attach any receipts showing the dates and the costs incurred as a result of cancelling or cutting short your holiday.

Send your claim to us as soon as possible, preferably within 90 days of your dog having treatment.

Send all completed forms to: claimform@animalfriends.co.uk or by post to:

Animal Friends Insurance Ltd,
Number 1 The Crescent, Sunrise Way,
Amesbury, Wiltshire,
SP4 7QA

We will aim to process your claim within 5 working days.

My dog has gone missing or has been stolen

We're sorry to hear your dog has gone missing or been stolen and we understand that this will be a very difficult time for you. You can make a claim if they have been missing for more than 45 days.

If you’re claiming for advertising and reward expenses, you don’t have to wait 45 days to send us your claim.

You'll need to download and complete a paper claim form.

Please complete the claim form ensuring it is signed by the policyholder. Attach a copy of the purchase receipt and any pedigree documents if applicable.

Send all completed forms to: claimform@animalfriends.co.uk or by post to:

Animal Friends Insurance Ltd,
Number 1 The Crescent, Sunrise Way,
Amesbury, Wiltshire,
SP4 7QA

We will aim to process your claim within 5 working days.

My dog needed looking after because I was in hospital

You'll need to download and complete a paper claim form.

Follow the instructions on the claim form and send it to us as soon as possible, preferably within 90 days of being discharged from hospital.

Send all completed forms to: claimform@animalfriends.co.uk or by post to:

Animal Friends Insurance Ltd,
Number 1 The Crescent, Sunrise Way,
Amesbury, Wiltshire,
SP4 7QA

We will aim to process your claim within 5 working days.

I paid vet fees for urgent medical care abroad

You'll need to download and complete a paper claim form.

Follow the instructions on the claim form and send it to us as soon as possible, preferably within 90 days of your cat having treatment.

All medical notes and invoices must be fully translated into English.

Send all completed forms to: claimform@animalfriends.co.uk or by post to:

Animal Friends Insurance Ltd,
Number 1 The Crescent, Sunrise Way,
Amesbury, Wiltshire,
SP4 7QA

We will aim to process your claim within 5 working days.

Not sure? Take a look at some of our claims FAQs

At the moment you can only claim online for repeat medication.

If you have provided us with your mobile number we’ll text you to confirm we have received your claim. The claims outcome will be sent to you in an email. You will also be able to see the status of your claim by logging into your online account. If you haven’t logged into your account before, you will need to register first.

Claims submitted by Pawtal, our online claims system for vets, should appear on your online account within 48 hours. If you have had to send us a paper claim form, this may take a while longer to appear.

When your dog is 8 or older or your cat is 10 or older, a co-payment will become payable when you make a claim for vet fees.

The co-payment is usually 20% of each claim amount that you’ll have to pay, in addition to the Excess and will be deducted from the applicable policy limit.

Just like people, as your pet ages the chance of it needing medical treatment increases, meaning you’re more likely to claim on your policy. This means that your premiums may increase as your pet ages.

If your vets are registered to our Pawtal system, they can request a pre-authorisation for treatment over £1000 for dogs and cats and £1500 for horses. Please note that treatment authorised will be subject to your policy terms and limits.

If the pre-authorisation is submitted by your vet between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday, we aim to provide an outcome within the hour, subject to having all the required information. Any pre-authorisations submitted after 4pm or over the weekend will be assessed the following working day.

Your vet should be able to tell you if they’re signed up to the service.

If your vets are not signed up to our Pawtal system, you can still download a claim authorisation form for your vet to complete and send to us. Once we have received a completed form, we’ll reply within 5 working days.