MEDICAL AND/OR SURGICAL TREATMENT
The agreement made this date between Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital & House Calls for Pets, hereafter called the Hospital, and the person named above, who represents himself or herself to be the Owner of the animal described above or an authorized agent for the Owner, hereafter called the Owner.
The Owner authorizes the Hospital to perform such diagnostic tests and to provide such medical and surgical treatment as it deems advisable for the health, safety, and well-being of the above-described animal. The Owner further consents to the administration of anesthesia and intubation procedures associated with the administration of anesthesia to be applied by or under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian when it is determined by the Hospital that the use of anesthesia and intubation procedures are deemed necessary and advisable for the animal.
The Owner acknowledges the total estimated fee to be as indicated above. However, the Owner realizes that in some cases, it is impossible to determine in advance the extent of medical or surgical treatment required for the animal. The Hospital has attempted to estimate the cost of treatment, but it is understood that the actual cost may exceed or be lower than this estimated cost depending upon the extent of treatment and the length of hospitalization required. The Owner agrees to pay such actual cost, even if it exceeds the estimated cost as specified above at the time of discharge from the Hospital.
The Owner agrees to contact the Hospital daily to obtain a progress report and the date the animal can be released to the Owner. If the Owner does not remove the animal on the date determined by the Hospital, the Owner realizes that the fees for treatment and hospitalization will continue to be charged to the Owner. The Owner further agrees that if the animal is not removed from the hospital within five days of written or telephone notice to do so, it will be considered abandoned and Owner relinquishes all claims to the animal, and the Hospital is at liberty to determine the disposition of the animal.
The Owner agrees to the clipping of hair or fur as deemed necessary by the Hospital to facilitate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
If the Owner defaults in payment of any balance due, the Owner will pay all reasonable court and legal fees incurred in collecting the balance due. This contract is binding.