Congratulations on adopting from Lost Paws Rescue of Texas!
After getting your new companion settled at home, the second most important thing you will do is to take him/her to the veterinarian for care.
Please follow these steps to ensure that everything goes smoothly for you and our veterinary partners.
1. If your adopted animal is due for vaccinations or becomes ill, CALL one of our associated Veterinarian Clinics as soon as possible to make an appointment. This is very important! Identify yourself as a new client having just adopted from Lost Paws Rescue of Texas. Some of our clinics have reserved times and/or days for our organization and it is important that we use those days.
2. REQUEST an appointment for the authorized treatment within the suggested time frame. It is very important to follow the schedule given to you to make sure that the vaccination series is done on time to have the full effect. If you need to cancel your appointment, it must be done 24 hours prior to the scheduled time. If you do not show up for an appointment, you may be charged a “no show” cancellation fee; and this could affect future appointments and pre-authorized treatments.
3. CONTACT Lost Paws Rescue of Texas with the name of the clinic and time of appointment so we can authorize the treatment and payment.
4. ARRIVE on time at the veterinary clinic for your appointment. It is a good idea to arrive 10-15 minutes early to complete the new client forms; or check the specific clinic’s website for new client paperwork that can be completed in advance.
5. You must BRING the Medical Authorization form you were given on the day of adoption. This form is very important as it indicates what care has already been provided for your pet and if any additional services are authorized for payment by Lost Paws Rescue of Texas. You may want to make a copy of the form for your records, as most of the clinics will keep the form.
6. Be aware that not every veterinary service is covered. We attempt to cover all basic medical care for your pet. Some veterinarians may recommend additional services such as nail trimming, pre-anesthetic blood work, additional pain medications, supplementary vaccinations, etc. You should evaluate and work with your veterinarian to decide if additional care is required. These items are your responsibility.
7. We attempt to correctly determine the age of your pet and to specify a vaccination and surgery schedule accordingly. However, we will always defer to your veterinarian if they recommend a different schedule.
8. Remember the Lost Paws Rescue of Texas adoption fee covers only the current year’s visit and vaccinations. On-going care will be your responsibility as required in the adopter’s contract.
Contact Lost Paws Rescue of Texas or call 972.394.9373 if you have any questions or concerns following your veterinarian visit.