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Terms & Conditions  

Our commitment to you

 

We aim to provide you with a first class service and provide your horse, pony or donkey with the highest standard of treatment and care.

 

Fees

 

All fees, consumables and drug charges are subject to VAT at the current rate.  Fee levels are determined by the time spent on a case and according to the drugs, materials and consumables used.  Details of our fees are available on request and a detailed invoice is provided for every consultation, procedure or transaction.  

 

Estimates can also be provided upon request but please bear in mind that this can only ever be approximate – often a horse’s illness will not follow a conventional course and costs and treatment may vary slightly.

 

Settlement Terms

 

Invoices are issued regularly and payment is due upon receipt.  Statements are issued at the beginning of each month.  Accounts unpaid after 60 days will be charged 2.5% interest on outstanding balances.  You should note that this is not reclaimable from your insurance company if you are making a claim.  

 

Overdue accounts will be referred to our Debt Collection Agency if a satisfactory repayment arrangement has not been made with ourselves.  This will result in further administrative costs being added to your account.   Persistent late payment may result in the need for all fees to be paid at the time of treatment or withdrawal of our veterinary services.  

 

Any cheque which you issue which is returned unpaid, will result in your account being restored to the original sum together with any fees incurred in the process.

 

Inability to pay

 

If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of being unable to pay your account, please discuss this matter as soon as possible with

Sandra Patience the Practice Manager, who will look into payment options.  

 

Equine Health Insurance

 

Kessock Equine Vets supports the principle of insuring your equine against unexpected illness or accidents.  Please be aware that it is your responsibility to settle your account with ourselves, although we are prepared to give you two months credit whilst the insurance company deals with your claim.  

 

Feedback and Complaints

 

We are always pleased to receive feedback on the service we provide.  Please let us know what you think.  Whilst we hope that our service does not give you cause for complaint, please contact the Practice Manager in the first instance.

 

Ownership of records

 

Case records, x-rays and similar documents are the property of, and will be retained by Kessock Equine Vets, even though a charge may be made for carrying out the investigations and interpreting the results.  Farriers are welcome to call at the clinic to view mutual client’s x-rays.  

 

Should you move from the area and need to change practice, clinical histories can be transferred on request.

 

Liability

 

Our vets have indemnity insurance up to the value of £150,000.

 

Variation in Terms and Conditions of Business

 

No addition or variation of these conditions will bind the practice unless specifically agreed in writing by Kessock Equine Vets.  Additionally, no agent or person employed by or under contract with the Practice has the authority to alter or vary these terms and conditions.