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Privacy Policy

Privacy of personal information is an important principle to the Mountain View Animal Clinic. We are committed to collecting, using and disclosing personal information responsibly and only to the extent necessary for the services we provide. We also try to be open and transparent as to how we handle information. This document describes our privacy policies.

What Is Personal Information?

Personal information is information about an identifiable individual. Personal information includes information that relates to the person’s characteristics (e.g., gender, age, income, home address or phone number, ethnic background, family status), health (e.g., health history, health conditions, health services received by them) or their activities and views (e.g., religion, politics, opinions expressed by an individual, an opinion or evaluation of an individual). Personal information is to be contrasted with business information (e.g., an individual’s business address and telephone number), which is not protected by privacy legislation.

What Information Is Protected?

Mountain View Animal Clinic is responsible for protecting any of your personal information that it has in its possession. This includes all personal information collected for or submitted to a third party to which you have consented (example – laboratory samples).

Collecting and usingYour Personal Information

We collect and use your personal information to: Verify your identity, comply with federal, provincial, local law and by-law requirements, bill goods and services, collect unpaid accounts, send out health care reminders, make referrals to veterinary specialists and/or laboratories, verify information with grooming or boarding facilities, Your personal information may be collected, used or disclosed for any of the purposes identified above. If your personal information is not required for one of these purposes, we will not use or disclose it without your prior consent.

How Do We Gather Your Personal Information?

We gather information from you when you become a client at our clinic, and from reporting agencies (i.e. local humane societies, public health authorities)

Your Consent

We require your consent before we may collect, use or disclose any of your personal information, except under special circumstances, including police and/or cruelty investigations or other situations permitted by law.

How Do You Provide Us With Your Consent?

We acquire your signature, as provided on a specific “Consent” document, your written, verbal, or implied consent obtained during an appointment, and your consent as provided by persons authorized by you to make decisions on your behalf.


Mountain View Animal Clinic will make every reasonable effort to ensure that the personal information collected will be as accurate, complete and as up-to-date as possible for the purposes for which the information is to be used.


Mountain View Animal Clinic shall safeguard and protect all personal information under its control by implementing appropriate security measures based on the sensitivity of information. Mountain View Animal Clinic shall ensure that its employees keep all personal information confidential and comply with the security standards established by this veterinary facility. Mountain View Animal Clinic shall require that third parties to whom personal information is disclosed have committed to an appropriate level of security (which may include execution of a confidentiality covenant) in protection of such information. On the disposal or destruction of personal information, Mountain View Animal Clinic shall take the necessary precautions to prevent third parties from accessing such information and to maintain the confidentiality of this personal information.


Mountain View Animal Clinic will make specific information about our privacy policies and procedures available on-line. We will also ensure that individuals are able to gain access to their own personal information.

Individual Access To Personal Information

An individual providing personal information to Mountain View Animal Clinic will be informed of our personal information policy. This individual can access the information in order to ensure its accuracy and completeness, and shall be permitted to have it amended if it is inaccurate or incomplete. Mountain View Animal Clinic will respond promptly to any request made by an individual to access his or her personal information. There may be a fee if copies are requested.

Questions Concerning This Policy

An individual providing personal information to Mountain View Animal Clinic may address any questions, concerns or complaints to the management. Mountain View Animal Clinic will establish a procedure for processing any complaint about this personal information policy to ensure that all complaints are dealt with in an objective, fair and effective manner.

We safeguard your personal information

We treat your personal information as we would want our information treated
we never sell or provide your information to outside sources without your consent.