I confirm that I am 18 years or older and am the owner or authorized agent for the owner, of this pet and I have the authority to execute this consent to treat. I hereby give Veterinary Rehabilitation and Exercise Clinic of the Carolinas (Vet-REC), and any authorized agents, staff, or representatives, consent and authority to examine, prescribe for and treat my animal. If I have requested that other services be performed for my pet while it is residing at Vet-REC, I consent to and authorize Vet-REC or its contracted provider(s) to perform diagnostic, therapeutic, anesthetic, emergency, and surgical procedures as are necessary and advisable for the treatment and maintenance of my pet’s health and well-being. I understand that with any procedure or treatment that there are risks that may not be predictable, including death, and I accept these risks. While I expect all procedures to be performed to the best of the abilities of the staff, I acknowledge that no guarantee or warranty regarding the outcome or results of any treatment has been given. I expect that reasonable precautions will be used to ensure my pet’s safety and well-being while in Vet-REC’s care. If an emergency situation arises, I authorize Vet REC to treat my pet until such time as I can be contacted. I understand that every reasonable effort will be made to contact me as soon as possible if an emergency or unanticipated situation arises with my pet. If I am unable to be reached, I authorize the veterinarians to proceed with treatment as deemed necessary for the well-being of my pet. I understand I will be responsible for all charges incurred at checkout. For boarding or drop-off patients, any pet not claimed within ten (10) days of pick-up date, without new provisions being made, will be considered abandoned, and becomes the property of Vet-REC and handled according to our best judgment. I am accepting financial responsibility for all clinic charges and any fees associated with the collection of any unpaid balances. I understand that these charges must be paid at the time of release, a deposit may be required for treatments, pre-paid packages are nonrefundable, and Vet-REC does not accept checks.