Our team of veterinarians and veterinary technicians provides many services at our clinic, ranging from routine to advanced procedures. Although we handle the majority of your pet’s medical and surgical needs, we occasionally require the help of veterinarians with more advanced training.
If necessary, we will have an internal medicine specialist visit our clinic to perform an ultrasound and give insight on more difficult medical cases. It is very convenient for owners and less stressful for our patients to be seen here.
As well, we have access to a veterinarian who has undergone additional surgical training. He has come to the clinic many times to perform orthopedic surgeries for our patients when needed. Again, reducing stress for both the patient and owner.
Given the situtation it may be best for your pet to be referred to another facility. Board-certified specialists, such as oncologists, ophthalmologists, and neurologists, have extensive experience and training in a particular area of veterinary medicine or surgery. Specialty clinics and university-affiliated referral centres have specialized equipment to perform procedures that are not routinely performed by general veterinary practitioners.
We make referral decisions because we want to ensure that our patients receive a high standard of care and the best possible outcome. Be assured that when we refer a patient to another hospital, we continue to stay involved with his or her care, consulting with the treating specialist and often providing any needed follow-up care and rehabilitation.