VCA San Francisco Veterinary Specialists

Patient Forms and Documentation

Please be sure to check with us before your first visit to find out what forms and other information you will need to bring with you.

  • New Specialty Patient Intake Form

    This is for new clients whose pets are meeting with one of our doctors for the first time. The information you provide will facilitate your pet's inclusion into our computer system and ensure timely communication with your primary care veterinarian.

    Download New Specialty Patient Intake Form

  • Drop-Off Intake Form

    This is for clients who are dropping their pet off for the day and who do not have a specific appointment with a doctor. This information will facilitate your pet's timely care, communication with you about your pet, and see to your pharmacy needs.

    Download Drop-Off Intake Form

  • Chemotherapy Patient Update Form

    This is for clients who are dropping their pet off for chemotherapy. This information will be used to make important decisions about your pet's treatment. Inclusion of contact information and pharmacy needs will allow us to discharge your pet, pills in paw, as soon as they are ready.

    Download Chemotherapy Patient Update Form

  • What You Need to Know Before Your Pet Goes Into Surgery

    This is for clients whose pets are having a surgical procedure at SFVS. The document provides step-by-step information on what to expect.

    Download What You Need to Know Before Your Pet Goes Into Surgery

  • Emergency Patient Intake Form

    Fill this form out to aid our emergency staff in making decisions in regard to your pet's medical treatment.

    Download Emergency Patient Intake Form

  • Behavior Consultation Questionnaire (Dr. Leslie Cooper)

    Please complete this questionnaire before your pet's appointment with Dr. Cooper, and either email it to or fax it to (415) 401-9201 in advance of the appointment.

    Download Behavior Consultation Questionnaire (Dr. Leslie Cooper)

  • Tech Time Intake Form

    Use this intake form when your pet has an appointment to see a member of our nursing staff on behalf of a doctor. Examples for tech time appointments would be: incision checks, splint checks, medication administrations, injections, and other instances where you do not have an actual appointment time to meet with your pet's clinician.

    Download Tech Time Intake Form

  • Sharps Disposal Information

    Resources for clients needing to dispose of sharps (syringes, etc.) used at home.

    Download Sharps Disposal Information

  • Pet-Sitter/Caretaker Authorization Form

    Clients can fill out this form before going out of town and/or leaving their pets in the care of another person (e.g., pet-sitter), and for making financial arrangements.

    Download Pet-Sitter/Caretaker Authorization Form

  • Integrative Medicine Intake Form

    This form is for clients bringing their pets to see one of our holistic doctors for the first time. Gathering this extensive history is an important part of the process, so please take the time to fill out the form in detail. Thank you! 

    Download Integrative Medicine Intake Form

  • VCA SFVS Photograph/Video Release Form

    Download VCA SFVS Photograph/Video Release Form

  • Oncology Patient Update Form

    To be able to provide the very best care to our oncology patients, we ask that you please complete this form to tell us briefly how your pet has been feeling and to inform us of any medication needs.

    Download Oncology Patient Update Form

  • Drop-Off Intake Form: DENTAL

    This form is for clients who are dropping off their pet for a dental exam and/or procedure. We appreciate your taking the time to fill out this form. It helps to ensure we provide the best possible care for your companion and better service for you.

    Download Drop-Off Intake Form: DENTAL

  • Dentistry Intake Form

    This form is for our clients bringing their pets for a dentistry appointment for the first time. Gathering this information is an important part of the process, so please take the time to fill out the form in detail. Thank you!

    Download Dentistry Intake Form


General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

In an Emergency ...

1. Contact your general veterinarian's office. They may be more closely located and available to assist you.

2. If it is after hours or VCA SFVS is more conveniently located, call us at (415) 401-9200 and provide the client service representative with:

  • Your name and your pet's name
  • Your location and estimated time of arrival
  • Your pet's emergency

3. Get support to safely transport your pet to VCA SFVS. If you have medical records related to your pet’s emergency, please bring those with you.

24/7 Urgent Care and Emergency Services

  • Complete intensive care unit (ICU) laboratory
  • Endoscopic foreign body removal
  • Full range of blood products
  • Oxygen therapy
  • 24-hour ICU monitoring by veterinary nurses trained in critical care, surgery and internal medicine
  • Emergency surgical service
  • Around-the-clock access to SFVS specialists
  • Post-operative care for referring veterinarians' surgical cases

We are committed to keeping your trusted primary care veterinarian informed and in the loop!