I hereby authorize the veterinarian to examine, prescribe for, or treat, the above pet. I assume responsibility for all charges incurred in the care of this animal. I also understand that payment is due at the time of service and that a deposit may be required for surgery or hospitalization.
Animal Clinic of Chardon realizes owning a pet is a financial responsibility. The financial policy described below clearly outlines both client and hospital responsibilities.
We are committed to providing our patients with the best medical and surgical care in veterinary medicine. We strive to maintain competitive prices while offering the newest advancements in veterinary care. This financial policy has been established with these objectives in mind. It is our hope that reviewing this policy will avoid any misunderstanding concerning invoices and payment for veterinary services.
Payment is expected at time services are rendered. Deposits may be required prior to any procedure for which an estimate is generated. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Care Credit, personal checks, and cash. A returned check fee of $25 is assessed to the client for any returned check and must be paid to Animal Clinic of Chardon. Additionally, if any outstanding charges are sent to a third party collections agency, the client will be responsible for the fees charged by that agency.
We understand that many people are on budgets that may limit the veterinary services we can provide. Please let us know if you would like a cost and plan prior to any outpatient service. All surgery/hospitalization quotes are done to the best of our knowledge. Although we strive to keep your invoice within the estimate, unforeseen circumstances warranting additional services or testing can cause your invoice to exceed the estimate. In the event our doctors feel another procedure, medication, or test is needed, we will call you for approval. Upon request we will gladly inform you of the additional costs for these services.
Please ask any staff member if you are interested in financing through Care Credit. The application takes less than five minutes to complete and our staff member can have the application processed immediately. Care Credit offers many payment plans - up to 6 months interest free!
Animal Clinic of Chardon firmly believes a good relationship with you and your pet is based upon understanding and communication. Questions are always encouraged, and service estimates are always available.
Signing below acknowledges you have read and understand the financial policy of Animal Clinic of Chardon.