TERMS AND CONDITIONS – CALNE VETERINARY CENTRE
All treatment costs are due for payment at the time of consultation. All fees are subject to the current rate of VAT. We are happy to give you an estimate of the probable cost of treatment. Please be aware that this is only an approximate cost.
• Credit/Debit Card – We accept all major credit cards
• Bank Transfer – Please ask for our bank details to set up the payment.
Terms of business
As stated above all payments are due at time of consultation.
Interest on debts not paid to term will be charged on the full amount at a rate of 5% above Bank Base Rate from the date the debt was incurred until payment is received.
Any outstanding amounts will be forwarded to our debt collection company and charges incurred will be added to the account.
Any credit card payments not honoured will be subject to bank and administration charges.
Pet Health Insurance and Healthcare Plans
We fully support the principle of pet insurance and have an information leaflet on different types of insurance cover. We also have leaflets available in the surgery. Please note we no longer claim directly from insurance companies; however, this can be arranged in very special circumstances.
The practice runs a Healthcare plan for essential preventative care i.e. Vaccinations/Microchip/Worming & Flea treatment. Please ask at reception for details.
We hope that you never need to complain but if, however, you feel there is something you wish to complain about please contact Miss Sarah Slade our Practice Manager on 01249 811944.
Ownership of Clinical Records/Xrays and other documents
Clinical records/ Xrays/Scans are the property of the Calne Veterinary Centre. Copies of clinical records can be forwarded on request to another Veterinary Surgeon. Xrays and scans can also be forwarded for examination but will then be returned to ourselves.
If you wish to order a prescription, please give a minimum of 48hrs notice. You may obtain a written prescription if you wish to purchase your drugs from another Veterinary Surgery or Pharmacy.
A prescription may not be appropriate if your animal needs immediate treatment.
All written prescriptions issued will incur a charge + VAT.
Medicines on prescription will be for a maximum of 3 months (28 days for controlled drugs). This is in line with guidelines issued by the Society of Practicing Veterinary Surgeons.
We can, on request, give you the price of any medication that may be prescribed for your animal.
The policy of the practice is to give a 3 monthly prescription check up on all patients on long term treatment.
Please note it is the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons policy that all animals must be examined every 6 months to eligible for prescription drugs.
This can vary in individual circumstances. Please contact reception if you have any queries about prescriptions.
Out of hours
WHAT TO DO IN AN EMERGENCY
We run a 24hrs emergency service for our clients.
In an emergency please contact 01249 811944
An answerphone will give you the mobile number of the Veterinary Surgeon on duty. Please listen carefully to the full message.
Please remember this is a mobile number and sometimes there can be a weak signal, you might to ring the number more than once to get a connection, this does not mean the mobile is turned off. Just in an area with a poor signal.
Surgery times 9.00am – 7.00pm for collection of foods/wormers/flea treatments etc
Appointment times – Use previous details
• K Laser treatment
• Xray Machine
• Ultrasound scanner
• In house blood biochemistry/haematology
• Laser therapy