If I am going to be helping you with your
pet's health care, we will have a doctor-client
relationship that we both want to be mutually
beneficial. Any relationship, professional
or otherwise, is by definition two-sided.
I would like for us to be clear about the
nature of our relationship, and our respective
It is my responsibility to do my best to
apply my knowledge and experience in veterinary
homeopathy, nutrition, herbology and allopathic
(conventional) medicine in helping you to
improve your pet's health. At the outset,
I will explain the proposed treatment, as
well as any potential risks or discomforts
to be anticipated. I will give you my estimate
of the chances for a successful outcome
in your pet's case, and discuss with you
any treatment alternatives. After the initial
work-up, I will provide ongoing guidance
in remedy selection and implementation of
the treatment. During the course of treatment,
I will make every effort to be respectful
of your needs and desires, and to answer
any questions that you may have.
The ultimate responsibility for your pet's
health is in your hands. Whereas I will
make many recommendations, you have the
final say in all decisions.
It is your
responsibility to call me with progress
reports at appropriate intervals so that
the treatment can progress. By the same
token, you have the right to discontinue
treatment at any time.
I am depending
on you to carefully observe your pet for
changes in response to the prescribed treatment.
The detail and accuracy of your observations
will directly affect our chances of success.
I suggest that you keep a journal to record
any changes as you see them.
you are responsible for making payment in
a timely manner. All invoices and statements
specify a date by which payment is due,
and I respectfully ask that you honor that
the animals I treat are seriously ill, and
others, while not in a life-threatening
state, are nevertheless complicated by virtue
of previous treatment, or are for other
reasons difficult to treat. Homeopathic
medicine is both a science and an art, and
as with any system of medicine, there can
be no guarantee of results. So even in the
unfortunate event that the results of the
treatment are disappointing, you are still
responsible for payment of the charges accrued.
If you have any questions about any of
these policies, please speak with me about
them. As I said, I would like for our relationship
to be one of mutual respect and mutual benefit.
Most of all, I would like to assist you
in having a healthier and happier pet.