For Veterinarians Overview
We know that entrusting your patients to another doctor is a challenge. At VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center, we want you to know that your referred patients will receive the best care from us. You can count on us to be your partners in health care. We have a full range of services and specialists to meet the needs that even your most challenging cases present. Feel free to contact us for a tour of our facility, to meet some of our staff or to schedule a consultation with one of our specialists.
Referral For Specialty Services
Please feel free to print this form and fill out and send with your client to help facilitate referral to any of our services. If you have any questions, feel free to call and speak to the doctor directly prior to referral AT 916-362-3111.
Overnight Monitoring Packages
We offer Overnight Monitoring Packages for referring veterinary practices in an effort to provide continuity of care for your patients from the time your practice closes until it opens again. Our hospital's technical staff will monitor your stable patients and administer medications according to your treatment plan.
The following guidelines should be used when referring a patient for overnight monitoring.
Your patient must be clinically stable which means:
- Routine uncomplicated postoperative monitoring is required
- The patient has a clinically stable disease, already diagnosed by you, which requires simple physiological monitoring (TPR) overnight
- The patient is not needed laboratory tests while in her care (all artwork will be charged for separately, if requested)
- Your patient will be transferred back to you for further care or discharge unless the patient comes with written discharge instructions and medications already scripted to go home.
Click here for more information on our Overnight Monitoring Packages.
To arrange for Overnight Monitoring for your patient, please download and complete the Overnight Monitoring Referral Form and call our hospital at 916-362-3111 for further instructions prior to transferring your patient.
Our Board Certified Radiologists are available for Outpatient Ultrasound appointments. They will complete a full ultrasound and written report and return that to your office immediately. If further referral or diagnostics are recommended, our radiologists will contact your office right away. Please call our office to make an appointment for your client .
I-131 Treatment Available
We are very pleased to be able to offer radioactive iodine therapy for the treatment of feline hyperthyroidism. I-131 treatment is a safe, effective and permanent treatment for feline hyperthyroidism. It is currently considered the treatment of choice for this disease with greater than 90% of the cats who undergo I-131 therapy becoming euthyroid within 1 to 3 months following treatment. Patients are treated Monday mornings, and in most cases would be discharged Friday afternoon. All patients have 24 hour monitoring. Please follow the following link for additional I-131 Treatment Information.
We are accepting medically stable cats for therapy. Appointments can be scheduled by calling us at 916-362-3111 and completing the I-131 Treatment Referral Form below. Please don't hesitate to call us with any questions or to speak to one of our trained staff regarding the I-131 treatment.
Internship & Residency Programs
We are also a teaching hospital and offer internship and/or residency programs to veterinarians seeking advanced training in a specialty area. Call us to find out more.
Continuing Education Programs
Additionally, we offer conferences and seminars to help you meet your ongoing continuing education needs. Be sure to check back often for conference listings.