I consent to the examination of this pet by veterinarians at Veterinary Specialty Hospital. 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 my pet. I understand that some risks always exist and that I am encouraged to discuss any concerns I have about those risks with the attending veterinarian before the procedure is initiated. Should unexpected lifesaving emergency care be required and the attending veterinarian is unable to reach me, the hospital staff has my permission to provide such treatment, and I agree to pay for such care. I understand that an estimate of the fees for veterinary services may be provided to me and that I am encouraged to discuss all fees related to such care before services are rendered and during my pet’s ongoing medical treatment. I understand that payment is due when services are rendered and if my pet is hospitalized, I agree to pay a deposit of the lower end of the estimated range. I agree to assume full financial responsibility for all fees, regardless of the outcome, and will provide payment via cash, check, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard) at the time my pet is discharged from the hospital. I agree to pay a monthly billing and financing fee of any unpaid balance.