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Veterinary Office Insurance

As a veterinarian, you no doubt take your responsibility to animals and pet owners seriously. You have worked long and hard to become qualified to take care of people's animals—whether they are working farm animals or family pets. Just as doctors who take care of people do, you need to have insurance to cover your practice against the many things that could go wrong.

Veterinary Office Insurance Features

If you are a veterinary business office owner, your veterinary insurance starts with insuring your building and equipment for fire, natural disasters, theft and general liability.

Veterinarians, however, need more than just protection for their commercial office space. Just as with human medicine, a good veterinary insurance policy has malpractice insurance in case events go awry in veterinary medicine. Busy staff can have accidents or make mistakes. An animal may suffer an unforeseen issue you cannot prevent. Still, you may be held responsible in a court of law. Malpractice insurance can cover your business if anyone in your practice makes a mistake.

One area of concern for veterinarians is the "consent to settle" option in some policies. This means the veterinarian must give approval in writing to settle a case even if the insurance company recommends settling. In some cases, policies will not cover expenses incurred from a lost lawsuit if the insurer recommended settling and you refused, which is called a "hammer clause."

Sometimes business problems occur outside of legal matters in which an accident or a mistake transpires that can open you to liability. For example, a pet could be injured by putting it in an open area with another animal. An honest mistake like this could expose your company to liability.

Call Fitts Agency, Inc. for a full explanation of all your options as a veterinarian. Different policies are available, and we offer policies for those who work only on small animals; for those who only work in the equine field; and for offices or for field work, respectively. Our professionals can help you find the best policy for you, so give us a call today and let us make sure you're covered.

Our Locations

Fitts Agency, Inc.

1806 6th Street
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Main office: 205-881-2556
Fax: 205-342-3467

Merchants & Farmers

301 Prairie Ave
Eutaw, AL 35462
Main office: 205-686-6279
Fax: 205-372-0852

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Testimonials

The Fitts Agency, Inc. has been taking care of my personal and professional insurance needs for over 25 years. They have done an exceptional job to insure we are properly covered with all aspects of our complicated business insurance needs including property, automobile and equipment, bonding, life insurance, liability and specialty insurance. Their professional service follows through the claim process as well, demonstrated by the spring 2011 Tuscaloosa tornadoes and the damage we received from same. With their extensive help, excellent support staff and prompt response, we were able to get back in business with minimal wasted time. I highly recommend the Fitts Agency, Inc. for your insurance needs.

Thomas D. Jamison - President, J & P Construction Co., Inc.
We are writing this letter to document the performance of the Fitts Agency, Inc. Fitts Agency has been very instrumental in providing for all our business insurance needs. Since 2007, they have seen to our General Liability, Workman's compensation, Auto, Builder's Risk, Professional Liability and Umbrella policies. Their service is excellent; quick and accurate, and always with a friendly, helpful attitude.

Christopher L. Swain - VP Operations, Monumental Contracting Service, LLC
It's so refreshing to have an insurance agency that actually cares about their clients. I was with a "national brand" company for many years and never knew that I could have other great choices for my home and automobile insurance. These folks are great and I would recommend them to anyone wanting great rates and service.

Maggie Miller - Tuscaloosa, AL
Before the sun set on April 27 (after the devastating tornado), Forrest Fitts had a team on our roof surveying the damage. Two days later the debris was completely gone, the sheet rock was replaced - even the landscaping was repaired.

Mark and Liz Obradovich - Owners of Tuscaloosa Holiday Inn Express & Suites
When the April 27th tornado struck my business, the Fitts Agency made sure we were covered. Thank you Tim Donahue and your top-notch staff for doing just that. I could not think of a better team than the Fitts Agency, Watkins Construction Co., Inc. and FCCI Insurance to assist Spiller Furniture with disaster recovery.

Shane Spiller
We favor the Fitts Agency and any of their competitors would truly have an uphill battle to overcome prior to us ever making any notable changes. Specifically to the fact that although we will price multiple sources, we have learned that Tim and his team have been the most helpful and in the long run, equally competitive with anyone we have considered in the past 25+ years.

Mark Rettig - Vice President, AHR Metals, Inc.
Nobody could have taken care of me better than the Fitts Agency after the storm. I've been with the Fitts Agency for over twenty years - home, autos, and my business before I retired. I would never go anywhere else for my insurance.

Ernest Woodruff - Tuscaloosa, AL