We are proud to be one of a small number of independent insurance brokers in the UK, specialising in the veterinary sector. We have been providing unbiased insurance advice and finance for vets for almost 40 years, starting with Dickinsons Insurance Advisors in 1986.
Shire Veterinary Insurance & Finance Brokers is a trading name of Shire Insurance Services Ltd (SIS). Formed in 2009 and expanded with the acquisition of VIA (Veterinary Insurance Agency) in 2010. During the past 10 years we have continued to grow, which has allowed us to develop a number of specific insurance and financial products, dedicated to the needs of the profession.
More recently we have entered the private medical and employee benefit sector, allowing us to offer employee benefit schemes, private medical insurance and employee perks packages, tailored to your veterinary practice through Shire Health and Wellbeing.
Dedicated in-house claims team
Great care and attention is taken in the selection of the underwriters with whom we deal, ensuring depth of cover, comprehensive policies and competitive premiums. We have our own dedicated in-house claims team. We have raised millions of pounds, to assist in the setting up and development of new veterinary practices, all over the UK. Our team is highly experienced - many have worked with us since VIA was incorporated into the business and all are either CII certified or working towards their professional qualifications.
Comprehensive policies and competitive premiums
We are trusted by 1000’s of veterinary practices, their management and employees to provide the best advice, service and customer care and to uphold our principals that have been in place since the beginning. Our knowledge of the veterinary sector is vast, which allows us to offer truly independent advice that is entirely appropriate and most importantly relevant to your practice.