Referral Services

Referral Services2018-10-04T17:52:54+00:00

Like humans, our pets are unique creatures with health problems and treatment needs that change as they age. We offer an extensive variety of services including preventative care, early disease detection, surgery and senior pet care. Animal Medical Center has the experience and training to provide the quality care your pet needs at every stage of life. Our clinicians will care for your pet as they would their own. They will take every possible measure to provide your pet with exceptional veterinary treatment in an affordable and accessible way.

If for any illness or disease outside their area of expertise, our clinicians provide referral services to specialty veterinary facilities equipped to handle your pet’s needs. Contact Animal Medical Center today at (814) 443-6979 to learn more about our pet referral services.

Understanding Your Pet’s Illness

Although our pets are very different from us in terms of physiology, they can develop many of the same illnesses humans can. These illnesses include cancer, blood disorders, heart problems and glaucoma, and they require specialized veterinary care. A cancer diagnosis, for example, may result in the need for chemotherapy treatment, while a serious injury or medical condition may require a surgical procedure. For some diagnoses, your primary veterinarian may refer your case to a specialist for further treatment or specialized care. By having a better understanding of how veterinary treatment and referrals work, you can be better poised to make an informed decision about the best care for your pet.

About Our Pet Referral Services

At Animal Medical Center, our veterinarians offer a wide range of services, including dentistry, chemotherapy for cancer treatment, pain management, acupuncture and surgery. However, in difficult cases, seeking the advice of a specialist may be in your pet’s best interest. This is why we keep a close working relationship with outside veterinary experts who specialize in areas such as cardiology, internal medicine, surgery, ophthalmology, oncology and other specialties.

A specialist is a clinician who has undergone extensive training in a particular area of veterinary medicine. In some cases, seeing a specialist requires a referral from your primary veterinarian. Our pet referral services allow our clinic to consult with veterinarians who specialize in these more acute areas of pet health. We can then provide your pet with the required knowledge and experience required for the best treatment.

No need to worry. You and your pet will not get lost in a long line of specialists and referrals. Animal Medical Center will be your homebase for all treatments. After your pet’s treatment with the specialist, your case will be returned to the referring veterinarian at Animal Medical Center. Proper treatment and health for your pet is our main goal.

Contact Animal Medical Center Today

At Animal Medical Center, the good health of your pet is our top priority. In order to ensure that your pet receives quality medical care throughout its lifetime, our clinic maintains a close professional relationship with a team of specialists. These specialists are in the fields of internal medicine, cardiology, surgery, oncology, and ophthalmology, among other fields. This allows us to provide the highest level of care for your pet, even in cases where an illness or disease is outside our area of expertise. We believe that all pets deserve to live a long, healthy life, and our pet referral services help make that happen. For more information about our referral services, contact Animal Medical Center today at (814) 443-6979.