Privacy Policy

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Privacy Policy for pets in Minnesota is as follows:

“Veterinary records are generally not subject to public inspection if maintained by a state agency, statewide system, or political subdivision.  Medical records, or an accurate summary, must be released to the animal owner or the owner’s authorized agent, within two weeks of a written request.  A reasonable charge for copying or preparation of a summary is allowed.”

In order to address some of the vagueness of this policy, our privacy policy includes the following addendum:

Veterinary medical records are not to be released to other veterinary clinics, family members, groomers, animal facilities, animal rescues or any unauthorized parties with the sole exception of law enforcement, without permission from the owner.