The information on this website is for informational purposes only. The author has provided the information from her years of veterinary practice experience, but it is not intended as a substitute for advice provided by your local veterinary professional or by any package label or directions. Do not use this information for diagnosing or treating a health problem without consulting your veterinarian. Always speak with your veterinarian before starting your pet on any medication, herbal or homeopathic supplement, dietary supplement, etc. The information coming from your veterinarian supersedes the information found on this blog; do not disregard the advice from your veterinarian based on something you read on this website. Information found here does not create a valid veterinarian-client-patient relationship between your pet and Dr. Jenny. Information presented here has not been evaluated by the FDA or other regulating bodies and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
A note from Dr. Jenny: All views expressed on this site are only my opinion and are not representative of the AVMA or any other group of veterinary professionals. Anything on this website, including my words, should not be considered to be a substitute for advice from a qualified veterinary professional. If you have concerns, you need to seek the help of a qualified veterinary professional in your area. While I am a licensed veterinarian with many years of experience, any information on this website still does not constitute a valid veterinarian-client-patient relationship with me and should not be treated as medical advice. Furthermore, I cannot provide medical advice on individual cases. I do hope to provide some compelling information and food for thought, but please seek a veterinary professional if your pet needs help.
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2.1 This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal (http://www.seqlegal.com).
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(a) use our website in any way or take any action that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the performance, availability or accessibility of the website;
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(a) be libellous or maliciously false;
(b) be obscene or indecent;
(c) infringe any copyright, moral right, database right, trade mark right, design right, right in passing off, or other intellectual property right;
(d) infringe any right of confidence, right of privacy or right under data protection legislation;
(e) constitute negligent advice or contain any negligent statement;
(f) constitute an incitement to commit a crime;
(g) be in contempt of any court, or in breach of any court order;
(h) be in breach of racial or religious hatred or discrimination legislation;
(i) be blasphemous;
(j) be in breach of official secrets legislation;
(k) be in breach of any contractual obligation owed to any person;
(l) be untrue, false, inaccurate or misleading;
(o) consist of or contain any instructions, advice or other information which may be acted upon and could, if acted upon, cause illness, injury or death (including to any animals), or any other loss or damage;
(p) constitute spam;
(q) be offensive, deceptive, fraudulent, threatening, abusive, harassing, anti-social, menacing, hateful, discriminatory or inflammatory; or
(r) cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to any person.
6.4 We reserve the right to delete any posted content, including to message boards, at any time, at our discretion.
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(a) the completeness or accuracy of the information published on our website;
(b) that the material on the website is up to date; or
(c) that the website or any service on the website will remain available.
7.2 We reserve the right to discontinue or alter any or all of our website services, and to stop publishing our website, at any time in our sole discretion without notice or explanation; and save to the extent expressly provided otherwise in these terms and conditions, you will not be entitled to any compensation or other payment upon the discontinuance or alteration of any website services, or if we stop publishing the website.
7.3 To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law and subject to Section 8.1, we exclude all representations and warranties relating to the subject matter of these terms and conditions, our website and the use of our website.
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8.1 Nothing in these terms and conditions will:
(a) limit or exclude any liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence;
(b) limit or exclude any liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
(c) limit any liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or
(d) exclude any liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.
8.2 The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section 8 and elsewhere in these terms and conditions:
(a) are subject to Section 8.1; and
(b) govern all liabilities arising under these terms and conditions or relating to the subject matter of these terms and conditions, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty, except to the extent expressly provided otherwise in these terms and conditions.
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8.7 We will not be liable to you in respect of any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage.
8.8 We will not be liable to you for any diseases in your pet, including worsening conditions or death.
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9.1 Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, or if we reasonably suspect that you have breached these terms and conditions in any way, we may:
(a) send you one or more formal warnings;
(b) temporarily suspend your access to our website;
(c) permanently prohibit you from accessing our website;
(d) block computers using your IP address from accessing our website;
(e) contact any or all of your internet service providers and request that they block your access to our website;
(f) commence legal action against you, whether for breach of contract or otherwise;
9.2 Where we suspend or prohibit or block your access to our website or a part of our website, you must not take any action to circumvent such suspension or prohibition or blocking.
10.1 We may revise these terms and conditions from time to time.
10.2 The revised terms and conditions shall apply to the use of our website from the date of publication of the revised terms and conditions on the website, and you hereby waive any right you may otherwise have to be notified of, or to consent to, revisions of these terms and conditions.
10.3 If you have given your express agreement to these terms and conditions, we will ask for your express agreement to any revision of these terms and conditions; and if you do not give your express agreement to the revised terms and conditions within such period as we may specify, we will disable or delete your account on the website, and you must stop using the website.
11.1 You hereby agree that we may assign, transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with our rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.
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12.1 If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect.
12.2 If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision of these terms and conditions would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.
13. Third party rights
13.1 A contract under these terms and conditions is for our benefit and your benefit, and is not intended to benefit or be enforceable by any third party.
13.2 The exercise of the parties’ rights under a contract under these terms and conditions is not subject to the consent of any third party.
14. Entire agreement
14.1 These terms and conditions, together with our privacy and cookies policy, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of our website and shall supersede all previous agreements between you and us in relation to your use of our website.
15. Law and jurisdiction
15.1 These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with United States law.
15.2 Any disputes relating to these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the United States of America.
16. Our details
16.1 This website is owned and operated by Jenny Elwell-Gerken, DVM.
16.2 Our registered office is at 4052 US Hwy 93 N, Stevensville, MT.
16.3 Our principal place of business is at 4052 US Hwy 93 N, Stevensville, MT.
16.4 You can contact us:
(a) by mail, using the address above;
(b) using our website contact form;
(c) by email, at drjenny at empoweredpetparents.com.