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Total Wellness Plan General Terms & Conditions:
Total Wellness Plan is administered by Vetwest Animal Hospitals and Vetwest will provide the veterinary services provided to members. Services operated outside of Vetwest Animal Hospitals are not included in this plan.
Each membership is restricted to one canine or feline per plan and the plan is not transferable.
Membership fees are set by Vetwest Animal Hospitals and are payable by either upfront payment paid annually from the commencement of the plan or by monthly direct debit* (please see specific T&C’s below)
Vetwest Animal Hospitals reserve the right to review membership fees on an annual basis. Members will be advised of revised prices, which will take effect from the anniversary date of a membership plan.
Vetwest Animal Hospitals will send members a reminder at least two weeks prior to expiry of the 12-month period.
Australia Post will deliver your pet’s medication 1–2 working days prior to the due date. If you would like to change your address details at any time, please contact your local Vetwest Animal Hospital. All medications delivered are based on the weight recorded on your pet’s medical record. If your pet changes weight significantly, please visit your local Vetwest Animal Hospital for a weight check so that the correct weight can be recorded.
Only specific medications are available for inclusion in the Total Wellness Plan. No changes may be made to the chosen medications as noted in the agreed after commencement. Should a pet suffer an adverse reaction from any product administered via the plan, a change in medication may occur when deemed necessary by the consulting Veterinarian.
Membership benefits may change from time to time at the discretion of Vetwest Animal Hospitals.
In the event of a pet’s death, the Total Wellness Plan will automatically cancel once Vetwest Animal Hospitals is notified. Plans purchased via upfront payment may be eligible for an adjustment credit.
Total Wellness Plan Instalment Payment Plan Terms and Conditions
Vetwest Animal Hospitals ("Debit user") will initiate direct debit payments in the manner referred to in the agreement.
Debit payments will be made on the due date. If the due date falls on any day that is not a business day, the payment will be made on the next business day. The Debit User will not issue individual confirmation of payments made.It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the account details given in the agreement are correct by checking them against a recent statement from the financial institution at which the account is held.
Direct debiting is not available on all accounts, if in doubt the customer should check with their financial institution before completing the agreement.
It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that sufficient cleared funds are available in the account to be debited to enable payments to be made in accordance with this agreement.
If a debit payment is returned unpaid, the customer will be charged a fee of $10 for each returned payment. The debit payment, plus the $10 fee will be re-attempted in 7 days.
If the re-attempted payment is also returned unpaid, Vetwest will cancel the Total Wellness Plan and Instalment payment agreement and the customer will be advised in writing.
A $65.00 termination fee will apply and is payable for cancelled plans if before the minimum 12 month term.
If the customer wishes to defer, suspend or alter any payment referred to in the agreement, they must contact Vetwest at least 2 working days prior to the scheduled payment due date.
Any queries concerning disputed direct debit payments must be directed to the Debit User in the first instance, on 1300 212 345 during normal business hours. If you do not receive a satisfactory response from us to your dispute contact your financial institution who will respond to you with an answer to your claim. You will receive a refund of the drawn amount in the event that we are unable to substantiate the drawing.
Except to the extent that disclosure is necessary in order to process debit payments, investigate and resolve disputed transactions or is otherwise required by law, the Debit User will keep the details of the customer's account and debit payments confidential.
The agreement shall be governed by the laws of Western Australia.
This instalment agreement is an “Opt out” agreement. Vetwest will send members a reminder at least two weeks prior to expiry of the 12-month plan period. Unless the member advises Vetwest Animal Hospitals in writing to terminate the membership 7 days prior the annual anniversary date, the membership will automatically be renewed for a further 12 month period.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. I have just signed up for a Total Wellness Plan payment plan, what happens now?
A. Your payment plan agreement will be lodged and your monthly instalment payments will commence on the date scheduled on your agreement. You will receive a copy of your payment plan agreement in the post within 10 working days. Please check this agreement carefully and contact Vetwest if there are any errors.
Q. What will happen if my financial institution dishonours one of my payments?
A. Payments may be dishonoured if nominated account is not eligible for direct debit payments, the account details provided are incorrect or if there are insufficient funds in the account to make the payment. If this occurs, you will be advised by telephone or writing and the payment will be reattempted in 7 days, plus a $10 dishonour fee. If the second attempted payment is also dishonoured, your Total Wellness Plan will be cancelled and you will be advised in writing. If this occurs, you will not be eligible to take up a payment plan in the future and incur a $65 termination fee.
Q. Can I pay off the balance of my payment plan at any time?
A. Yes, you can pay off the balance of your payment plan at any time by contacting your local Vetwest Animal Hospital. There is no discount for early payment however and the full plan price, including the instalment payment plan fee must be paid in full.
Q. Can I change the amount or frequency of my instalment payments?
A. No, payments must be made monthly as per the payment plan schedule