I certify that I own the above described animal and authorize Bethel Animal Health to hospitalize/treat said animal. During this time they may administer vaccinations, medications, tests, surgical procedures, anesthetics, or treatments they deem necessary for the health, safety, and wellbeing of my pet while the care and supervision of the hospital. I understand there are inherent risks associated with anesthetics, medical and surgical procedures, including death. I authorize the doctors of Bethel Animal Health to initiate care to address complication, should they arise while under their care. In the event of an emergency, the hospital will make every reasonable attempt to contact me so that I am aware of the situation, so I am involved in medical decisions. The contact phone numbers in my chart are correct. If my pet should injure itself in an escape attempt, refuse food, soil self, become ill, or die while in the hospital, I will hold Bethel Animal Health and staff free of all responsibility and/ or liability in the absence of gross negligence.
I further realize that I am responsible for payment of all above mentioned procedures/ treatments in full at the time of my pets discharge. If I neglect to pick up my pet within 7 days of notice that my pet is being released, Bethel Animal Health may assume that the animal has been abandoned. In such instances, Bethel Animal Health is then authorized to take care of my pet as they see fit, including euthanasia or adoption. Abandonment however, does not release me of the responsibility of my obligation for payment of said bill.