What You Need to Know
Our specialists will be communicating directly with your family veterinarian to discuss any imaging needs; however, all decisions regarding treatment will remain in the hands of your family veterinarian.
- A report with imaging findings will be created for all outpatient imaging services.
- Results of the imaging will be provided to you by your veterinarian. If you want to see a specialist, you will need to schedule a consultation.
- Your regular veterinarian will need to fill out the appropriate referral forms and send required records prior to you scheduling your pet’s outpatient appointment.
- If you feel that your pet needs emergency care, please call to discuss the option of immediate admission through the emergency service.
Outpatient ultrasound candidates
- Pets referred for outpatient ultrasound need to be stable and able to lay still for up to 30 minutes without sedation.
- Pets with acute severe disease, critical illness, or behavioral complications (e.g., aggression or anxiety) should be scheduled for an internal medicine consult or be admitted through the emergency service.
- Ultrasound-guided samples will not be collected during an outpatient ultrasound.
- Drop-offs are not allowed and you must stay in the waiting room so we can return your pet immediately after the diagnostics are completed.
Outpatient CT imaging candidates
- Recent bloodwork (within the last 30 days) will be required.
- Pets referred for outpatient CT imaging should be stable and healthy enough for the sedation or anesthesia that will be required for imaging to be performed.
- If surgical, orthopedic, or neurologic disease is suspected, please consider scheduling a new patient consult with the surgery service.
For veterinarians: Please use our online referral forms to streamline the referral process.