Anesthesia & Sedation - Informed Consent
I understand that during anesthesia, sedation, surgery, or recovery, unforeseen conditions may be revealed that necessitate an extension of the procedure, or even procedures different than those set forth in the Treatment Plan. I understand I may request that an attempt be made to reach me by telephone for permission prior to any additional procedures or services, unless an emergency situation with my pet prevents it. In case of emergency, I hereby consent and authorize the performance of such procedures as necessary and desirable in the exercise of the veterinarian’s professional judgment to treat and maintain my pet’s health. If I cannot be reached, additional non-emergency procedures will not be performed unless I have given prior permission. I understand that I am responsible for any additional charges if additional services are provided.
I have been advised of the nature of the services and procedures included in the Treatment Plan, as well as the risks involved, including death. While I expect all procedures to be performed to the best of the staff’s abilities, I realize that medical results cannot be guaranteed.
In the case of emergency and in the event I cannot be contacted in time, I authorize Laura Monahan, DVM, and/or her agents to perform any additional diagnostic, therapeutic, or surgical procedures necessary for treating and maintaining my pet’s health and comfort. I expect Dr. Monahan and/or her agents to use reasonable precautions to ensure my pet’s safety, and I agree to pay in full for all services provided when my pet is discharged.
I have reviewed and accept the proposed Treatment Plan presented to me. I understand that a 50% deposit is due when my pet is admitted for treatment/surgery and that the remainder of the invoice is due in full at discharge. I understand the cost estimate may not be a complete representation of my final bill if additional procedures are performed.
Dogs Owners: I understand that feeding my dog a grain-free, raw, or homemade diet may increase the risk of sudden death because of a medical condition called Dilated Cardiomyopathy, a very serious - but often undetectable - heart condition that may be associated with feeding these type of diets.