I understand there are always inherent risks with the use of anesthesia, and that Duluth Animal Hospital takes every precaution to lessen these risks. I am encouraged to discuss any concerns I have about those risks with the attending veterinarian before the procedure(s) is/are initiated.
I understand that the veterinarian will make every effort to contact me regarding treatment in the case of unforeseen emergencies. If unable to contact me, the staff has my permission to proceed with life-sustaining procedures.
I understand treatment procedures of diseased teeth are not included in the standard dental cleaning, polishing, and x-ray fees. They require additional surgical time, and injections of antibiotics and pain control medications are often required at an additional cost.
While I accept that all procedures will be performed to the best of the abilities of the staff at this hospital, I understand that no guarantee or warranty has been made regarding the results that may be achieved.
I assume full responsibility for any additional expenses incurred after the surgical procedure is performed, such as follow up radiographs, re-check physical exams and additional surgery due to post-op complications. (These are more likely to occur when there is a failure to comply with the aftercare instructions.)
Although every effort to adhere to any estimate given, I understand that actual cost may vary according to your pet’s individual medical needs. Estimates are NOT a guarantee of final cost, and I will be responsible for any costs beyond the original estimate provided.
I understand full payment is due at the time of service by credit or debit card, Care Credit, or cash. Checks are not accepted.