Vaccinations & Flea Protection
I understand my pets must have a current physical exam and be up-to-date on the following vaccinations/testing: distemper, parvovirus, leptospirosis, rabies, and bordetella (kennel cough). For canine influenza (H3N2 and H3N8) vaccines and fecals (intestinal parasite exam), it is highly encouraged for your pets to be current on those. If my pet has been vaccinated at another hospital or clinic, I understand the hospital MUST receive a copy of my pet’s vaccine records BEFORE any grooming reservations are made. Should I opt NOT to receive reminders from the hospital, I understand that I am responsible for keeping up with these requirements, as some veterinary clinics require boosters and/or fecal analyses at different times. The hospital follows the AAHA guidelines and requires that all dogs in group housing environments be vaccinated against kennel cough (bordetella) annually as they are considered “high risk.”
Health/Sickness/Incidents While Grooming
I understand that grooming can be stressful to some pets and I will inform the groomer if my pet has any heart conditions or any stress related issues prior to grooming. I understand that there are some risks involved with grooming. If an emergency should arise, the hospital will do their best to contact me, but in the event, they cannot reach me immediately, I authorize the hospital to provide any medical treatment recommended by a veterinarian. If I cannot be reached immediately and care is needed, I agree to reimburse the hospital for all expenses incurred due to such an event. I understand that in a non-emergency situation, my pet will not be seen by a veterinarian, unless I have been contacted at my emergency number for prior approval.
I certify that my pet is not coughing, gagging, sneezing, vomiting, having diarrhea, and is free of nose or eye discharge associated with infection. I also know my pet has not been around any other pet that was showing these symptoms in the last 2 weeks. I understand that the hospital takes the utmost care in cleaning and disinfecting the facility. Therefore, the hospital reserves the right to refuse patients who are coughing, or showing signs of upper respiratory infection, from being groomed.
I understand that the hospital puts my pet’s comfort above all else. In the event that my pet’s coat is extremely matted, I understand that the groomer may have to shave the matts out rather than perform a painful dematting procedure. I also understand that if my pet is severely matted, that there is an increased risk for clipper burn or cuts to occur. I understand that all attempts will be made to prevent this, however in many extreme matting conditions, it is unavoidable. I also understand that matted pets take additional time to groom so there will be an additional fee added on the regular grooming price.
I hereby consent and authorize the hospital to receive and groom my pet(s). I understand the hospital will use all reasonable precautions for the safekeeping of the described pet(s), but the hospital will not be held responsible in any manner, whatsoever, on account of medical situations that may arise, as it is thoroughly understood that I assume all risks. I hereby certify that I have read and fully understand this authorization for grooming my pet at the hospital, and I assume financial responsibility for all charges incurred to the above pet(s) and agree to pay all such charges at the completion of this stay.