Medical Release Form
This is a required form for all Cape Fear Animal Hospital boarding patients. The safety and well-being of your pet(s) is of the highest importance. Unless your pet is due for a comprehensive physical exam, our veterinary technicians/assistants do perform a general external screening for pre-existing health conditions or ailments; however some factors may be beyond our control. In the event that a medical emergency or illness arises while your pet is in our care, it is imperative that medical treatment be provided as quickly as possible. The Veterinarian on staff will provide the necessary treatment for your pet and you will be notified.
I understand that in the event of a medical emergency or illness, that Cape Fear Animal Hospital, at its sole discretion deems my pet needs the attention of a licensed veterinarian; I authorize Cape Fear Animal Hospital to treat my pet with the recommended intervention of the on staff veterinarian. I further agree that I am financially responsible for any medical treatment my pet(s) receives as a result of a medical emergency or illness while in the care of Cape Fear Animal Hospital.
I understand that there are no Cape Fear Animal Hospital employees in the building after-hours nor overnight. On weekends, kennel staff and a technician return to the building one time Saturday evening, one time Sunday morning and one time Sunday evening for a limited period. Unless there is a hospitalized patient in the building over the weekend, the on call veterinarian will not be on the premises after business day end (12 pm) on Saturdays. The on call veterinarian will be available by phone to our weekend staff.
Acute gastroenteritis is a term used to describe a syndrome characterized by the sudden onset of vomiting and/or diarrhea caused by gastrointestinal mucosal inflammation. Clinical signs of gastroenteritis can vary, including but not limited to inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea. There are other potential causes of gastroenteritis; however, the primary cause for Boarding/Daycare pets to have gastroenteritis is due to the stress of being in a boarding situation. Early intervention of Gastroenteritis is important. By signing this document, Owner understands that if their pet(s) exhibits any clinical signs of gastroenteritis, Cape Fear Animal Hospital will treat the pet accordingly with the recommendations of the on staff veterinarian. Owner understands that they are financially responsible to pay for any and all medical treatment deemed necessary by the on staff Veterinarian.
External and Internal parasites are prevalent in North Carolina and can carry a variety of diseases and cause a number of health risks to animals and people. If any external or internal parasite are detected on/in your pet, Cape Fear Animal Hospital will treat the pet for those parasites and owner will be financially responsible for any and all treatment. An internal intestinal parasite exam from a fecal sample is required every 3 months for boarding and daycare pets.
All boarding and daycare pets are required to be up-to-date on all vaccines including Influenza and Bordetella. If Pets are not up-to-date on required vaccines, Cape Fear Animal Hospital will vaccinate the pet and owner will be financially responsible for vaccinations.