Whether the patient walks, gallops, flies, or leaps its way into the office, veterinarians care for a wide range of their customer’s beloved companions. Despite the best efforts of the vet and his/her staff, the result of animal care isn’t always what everyone had hoped for. The price of treatment can be a surprise when it comes to serious conditions and emergency pet care. If you add an unfavorable outcome, it could lead to payment disputes. Written checks are a widely accepted payment method by veterinarians. Customers can issue a stop payment on their check when a misunderstanding or dispute arises. Stop payments are difficult to collect especially if the consumer is unhappy about the result of their animal's care. Luckily, there are services available to protect your pet clinic from the pitfalls of stop-payment checks. Read below the break to learn more about the impact of stop payments and the services available to protect your veterinary practice.