Unscheduled emergency cases shall always receive top priority, which is why occasional appointment delays are sometimes possible. Please realize that we make a sincere attempt to see each client on time.
For the safety of all animals in our care, we require that all vaccinations be up to date.
Even though we make every effort to make our patients feel comfortable during visits, they may be a little uneasy about new people, new surroundings and other pets. For this reason we may ask you to restrain your pet or ask that we be allowed to bring your pet to the treatment area.
We recommend that all pets be placed on a leash or in pet carriers before entering Four Paws Veterinary Center lobby.
California Code of Regulations: Title 16 Section 2032.1 Business and Professions Code: Section 4051(a)
When prescription medication is necessary for your pet, you have a choice between obtaining the medication directly from us (the prescriber) or, if you prefer, we will provide you a written prescription that you may have filled by a pharmacy of your choice.
Business and Professions Code: Section 4170(a)(7)
California Code of Regulations: Title 16 Section 2030
California Abandoned Animal Act / Abandonment Policy
1834.5 Notwithstanding any other provision of law, whenever any animal is delivered to any veterinarian, dog kennel, cat kennel, pet-grooming parlor, animal hospital, or any other animal care facility pursuant to any written or oral agreement entered into after the effective date of this section, and the owner of such animal does not pick up the animal within 14 calender days after the day the animal was due to be picked up, the animal shall be deemed abandoned. The person whose custody the animal was placed for care shall first try for a period of not less than 10 days to find a new owner for the animal, and, if unable to place the animal with a new owner, shall thereafter (assume responsibility for and fate of) the animal so abandoned.
If an animal so abandoned was left with a veterinarian or with a facility which has a veterinarian, and a new owner cannot be found pursuant to this section, such veterinarian shall (assume responsibility for and fate of) the animal.
There shall be a notice posted in a conspicuous place, or in conspicuous type in a written receipt given, to warn each person depositing an animal at such animal care facilities of the provisions of this section.
1834.6 An abandoned animal, as described in Section 1834.5 shall not be used for scientific or any other type of experimentation, nor shall such an abandoned animal be turned over to a pound or animal regulation department of a public agency.