Dear Beach Pet Family,

Our goal is to provide quality individualized medical care in a timely manner. No-shows, late shows and cancellations inconvenience those individuals who need access to veterinary care. Please understand that the purpose of this is so we do not turn pets away due to an overbooked schedule, while other clients do not show for their appointment preventing us from treating an animal who desperately needs medical care. We would like to remind you of our policy regarding missed appointments. Thank you for your understanding!

A missed appointment is when you fail to show up for an appointment without a phone call or a 24-hour notice.

A veterinary/client relationship is built on mutual trust and respect. As such, we strive to be on time for your scheduled appointments and ask that you give us a call when you are unable to keep your appointment. As a courtesy, we provide reminder text messages and calls prior to your appointment. Our missed appointment policies are outlined below.

Cancellation of an Appointment:
In order to be respectful of the medical needs of other patients, please be courteous and call our office promptly if you are unable to show up for an appointment. This time will be reallocated to someone whose pet is in need of treatment. If it is necessary to cancel your scheduled appointment, we require that you call at least 24 hours in advance. Appointments are in high demand, and your early cancellation will allow another patient access to timely veterinary care.

How to Cancel Your Appointment:
To cancel your appointment, please call our office at 757-428-3251. If you do not reach the receptionist, you may leave a detailed message on our voice mail. If you would like to reschedule your appointment, please leave your name and phone number and we will return your call promptly.

Late Cancellations:
A cancellation is considered to be late when the appointment is canceled without a 24-hour advance notice.

Appointment No Show Policy:
A “no-show” is a client who misses an appointment without canceling it. Failure to be present at the time of a scheduled appointment will be recorded in the client’s chart as a “no-show”. This includes arriving 15 minutes after your scheduled appointment. The first time there is a “no-show” or late cancellation there will be an exam fee charged to the client's account.

Please understand this policy is to ensure your pet gets the help he/she needs in a timely manner. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!

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