Village Veterinary Medical Center can make no guarantee, expressed or implied, that conception will occur, or that the frozen sperm cells are viable, or remain viable, after the cells have been frozen. Village Veterinary Medical Center can make no guarantee as to the handling or delivery of the package by the shipping company. Village Veterinary Medical Center prepares the shipping dewar to maintain temperature, but cannot guranatee stability or handling of the dewar once the shipment has left our facility.
By signing below, I declare and understand that Village Veterinary Medical Center cannot be held responsible or liable for any mistakes or delays in shipment that may occur with the courier, airline or any customs or governmental agency. All shipping dates are estimates that have been provided by the delivering agencies.
I understand that delays due to paperwork processing, inspection or errors on the part of governmental agencies may cause damage to the sample. I understand these damages are beyond the control of Village Veterinary Medical Center and are not the financial responsibility of Village Veterinary Medical Center. I understand policies for international shipping vary by country and researching that information is ultimately the responsibilty of the semen owner.
I understand there is no insurance provided by Village Veterinary Medical Center for damage or loss during shipment. Insurance to cover the value of the semen is the responsibilty of the semen owner. Semen is considered a perishable good. Coverage for loss of semen by the shipping company therefore may not be honored. If I choose to insure the shipment I must do so through a private insurnace company, of my choice at my own expense. If paperwork is needed for insurance purposes, I will request that information at least 1 week prior to when it is needed.
I agree to hold Village Veterinary Medical Center, its doctors and employees harmless in the event of delay or damage to the shipment. I release Village Veterinary Medical Center of any liability due to the above circumstances.