What is the Vet Release Form?
The Vet Release Form is an optional, but highly recommended, section of your Account to complete before you travel. The form will authorize your sitter to take your kitties to your designated vet in the event of an emergency. Without the form being complete, we cannot take your cat into an emergency hospital or vet clinic.
If you have not established care with a primary vet yet, please do a quick Google search to see where you would want your sitter to take your kitties if a medical emergency occurs. This can save crucial time if a life-threatening cat emergency occurs - it's always best to be prepared as a cat parent!
If an emergency arises and your Meowtel Sitter needs to take your cat(s) to the vet, your sitter will need to be compensated for the extra time invested. We can collect that payment from your payment method on file, or you can add it as a tip at the end of the reservation.
We recommend that clients compensate sitters according to the following:
For emergency vet visits* that are between 30-60 mins, sitters should be compensated for a visit at their 90 min rate.
For emergency vet visits* that are longer than an hour, sitters should be compensated using their 20 min rate multiplied by each 20 min increment of time spent on the emergency vet visit. For example, if a sitter spends 2 hours (120 minutes) on an emergency vet visit and their 20 min rate is $25, fair compensation would be (120 minutes / 20 min) = 6 x $25 = $150.
*Emergency vet visits include the commute time to and from each veterinary clinic, the wait time at the clinic, the checkup time at the clinic, and the time it takes to get discharged.