Thank you for entrusting the care and attention of your pet to The Veterinary Surgery. This document details our Practice Terms and Conditions. By registering your pet/pets with the practice you agree that you have read and understood our conditions of business and agree to be bound by them, should you require any clarification of any aspect of the terms then please ask.
All fees, diets and drug charges are available on request and are subject to VAT at the current rate. Fee levels are determined by the levels of expertise and time spent on a case and according to drugs, consumables and materials used. A member of staff will be happy to discuss any queries you may have.
We will have provided you a written estimate as to the probable costs of a course of treatment or surgical procedure. Please bear in mind that any estimate given can only be approximate and additional costs which cannot be predicted at the outset may occur as treatments progresses. We will make every reasonable effort to discuss any such additional costs wherever possible. Written estimates are valid for one month and as they are estimates only, they may not reflect the final costs incurred.
Please note the practice does not provide payment plans and payment must be made in full at the time of treatment. If funds are an issue this should be discussed with a member of staff prior to any services. Members of the team can review the case and advise alternative options where possible.
Payment is due at the time of treatment or discharge. Should an account not be settled a reminder will be sent. Should it be necessary for further reminders to be sent, administration charges will be incurred. After due notice, unpaid accounts will be referred to our debt collection agency and further charges, such as for the production of reports, correspondence, court fees, attendance at court and phone calls will be levied in respect of costs incurred in collecting the debt. While it is our policy to co-operate with our clients whenever possible, if payment is not made in accordance with our terms, then debts will be escalated for further action and may include to the County Court to issue proceedings. Any cheque or credit/debit card transaction not honoured or any cash tendered that is found to be counterfeit will result in the account being restored to the original sum with further charges added to cover bank charges and administrative costs.