Vet Referrals

Our network of veterinary experts provides specialty care to address your cat/dog’s health issues.

We can admit that we don’t have all the answers when it comes to your dog or cat’s health. However, we’re well-connected with the medical professionals who do! We do referrals to other specialists or clinics to ensure your dog/cat is receiving the best medical care. If you have questions about our referral process, please contact us at 416-928-6761.

Why is my veterinarian referring my pet to a specialist?

We want our patients to have the best possible outcome. This is why we sometimes decide to refer dogs/cats to veterinary specialists or specialty clinics when advanced training or equipment will be beneficial. Our veterinarians make every effort to stay current and skilled in many aspects of animal health. However, board-certified specialists 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 undertaken by general practitioners. Be assured that when we refer a dog/cat to another hospital, we continue to stay involved with their care, consulting with the treating specialist and often providing any needed follow-up care and rehabilitation.

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