Hospitalization Authorization

I, the undersigned owner, authorized agent of the owner of Good Samaritan responsible for seeking veterinary care for the pet identified, hereby consent to the examination of this pet by staff veterinarians at this veterinary practice. I also agree that after consultation with me, the hospital's doctors may prescribe medication for, treat, hospitalize, sedate, anesthetize, and/or perform surgery on this animal. I understand that some risks always exist with anesthesia and/or surgery and that I am encouraged to discuss any concerns I have about those risks with the attending veterinarian before the procedure is initiated. Should some unexpected life-saving emergency care be required and the attending veterinarian be unable to reach me, this practice's staff has my permission to provide such treatment and I agree to pay for all related fees. I accept that veterinary medicine is an inexact science and that no guarantee of successful treatment has been made.(Required)
I understand that an estimate of the costs for veterinary services will be provided to me and that I am encouraged to discuss all fees attendant to such care before services are rendered and during this pet's ongoing medical treatment. If this animal is hospitalized, I agree to pay a deposit of the estimated fees and assume financial responsibility for the balance of all services rendered on a cash, credit card, or check basis at the time the pet is discharged from the hospital. In the event the pet is hospitalized for more than twenty-four hours and the attending doctor is unable to reach me, I understand it is my responsibility to call the hospital at least every twenty-four hours to inquire as to the medical status of my pet and the fees incurred for medical services up to that day.