Terms and Conditions
Our Commitment to You.
Murrell Equine Limited is committed to providing the highest standard of veterinary care and treatment for your animal.
All fees, consumables and drug charges are subject to VAT at the current rate. Fee rates 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; Estimates can be provided upon request.
New clients are required to pay in advance or at the time of visit, either by cash or debit/credit card, for goods or services until an account with us has been opened and approved. We reserve the right to verify all new clients’ credit rating with a credit reference agency. Any client not wishing us to perform credit checks should advise us to this effect and payment will continue to be due at the time of treatment.
Approved accounts will be processed, and invoices issued after each treatment session, payment is required within 15 days of the invoice date.
Drugs supplied by us must be paid for in advance or on the day.
Clients bills remaining unpaid after one month of invoice date will have an interest charge added to the amount of 8% above the Bank of England base rate, this will continue to be added on a monthly basis until the debt has been paid.
Methods of Payment.
Your account may be settled using cash, cheque, credit or debit card or BACS transfer.
Clients who fail to make satisfactory payments with ourselves will be placed on a bad debt list and will be referred to our debt collection agency. They may be subject to County Court action where they may have a County Court Judgement (CCJ) against them. Such action will involve additional costs to the client whilst collecting the debt. Clients who persistently fail to settle their invoices with us will be given notice of our intention to no longer carry out their clinical work.
Equine Health Insurance.
We support the principle of insuring your animal against injury or illness. Insurance is a great relief to many clients as it will provide some financial support should their animal become unexpectedly ill. We endeavour to process your claim forms rapidly, but it remains your responsibility to liaise with the insurance company over the processing of the claim. We do not currently make a charge for completing standard insurance claim forms. The responsibility for the debt incurred with Murrell Equine Limited remains yours, even for insured animals.
We can provide you with all the medication your animal will need without recourse to a prescription. Written prescriptions are available upon request, these will attract an administration charge.
Whilst we hope that our service does not give you cause for complaint, however if you do wish to complain please contact our offices.
Ownership of Records.
Case records, radio graphs, ultrasound images and similar documents are the property of and will be retained by Murrell Equine Limited. Upon request, copies of the records and your animal’s history can be passed onto another veterinary surgeon.
Variation in Terms and Conditions of Business.
No addition or variation of those conditions will bind the Company unless specifically agreed in writing by the Company’s Directors. Additionally, no agent or person employed by or under contract with the Company has the authority to vary these terms and conditions in any way.