Table 4

Recommending additional procedures on consent forms

Sample textSource
‘Please note that appropriate flea control will be applied where necessary at the owners (sic) expense’.CF23
“At the time of operation and post op check we automatically perform subject to availability laser surgery of the wound to speed up the healing process at a cost of £10.00. Would you like to opt out? Yes Embedded Image No Embedded Image”.CF50
“We recommend a pre-anaesthetic blood test to eliminate many pre-existing problems that may not be evident physically, but could lead to complications”.CF1
“We will perform a pre-anaesthetic blood test if we believe it to be necessary—this is usually in ill or elderly animals. This does involve an extra cost. If you do not want us to do this test please tick the box”.CF33