I am in the middle of trying to switch vets. I have gone to one clinic for the life of my dog (11 years) but the new vet leaves a lot to be desired so I am changing to another practice. My question is, who owns the vet records? Can I just walk in and get them, or copies, or do they usually charge a ton? This one vet has ALL my dog's medical including heart treatments, thyroid tests, etc and I do not want to lose that information when I switch. Are vets required to send their records to a new vet?