We try and make the referral process as smooth as possible, below are some points to help you prepare yourself and your pet for your referral appointment.
Please arrive 10-15mins before your appointment in case any forms need filling out. If appropriate, please remember your cat or dog will need to fast before the appointment. It's very important that you yourself bring your pet to the appointment and not a relative or friend. You will be the person responsible for the decision making, and we will need to ask you detailed questions about your pet’s history and discuss your pet's treatment.
If your pet is taking prescribed medication, follow the medication plan as advised unless otherwise stated.
Please bring any appointment copies of x-rays, ECGs, etc that your primary vet may have given to you, or any other documents that they may have sent.
If you are unable to attend your appointment, please let us know asap please.
A thorough clinical examination of your pet will be performed, and any findings and provisional diagnoses will be fully discussed with you at the time.
Your pet may then go home after the consult with suggested management and treatment, but we may also do further tests, or surgery may also be required. We will do our best to provide information at every stage, with the pet's wellbeing, being at the top of our priorities.