VCA Veterinary Referral Associates

Referral Forms Overview

We understand that entrusting your patients to another doctor is a serious responsibility. At VCA Veterinary Referral Associates, we want you to know that your referred patients will receive only the best care from us. You always can count on us to be your partners in health care. We have a full range of services and specialists to meet the needs presented by even your most challenging cases. Feel free to contact us for a tour of our facility and to meet some of our staff.

In order to help our veterinary staff accurately assess your patient's current health status, we ask that prior to referral that you please complete the appropriate VRA Referral Form located at the links below and fax the completed form to our hospital at fax #301-977-1308. (Our VRA general referral form may also be emailed to our hospital -- see instructions on the bottom of the form.) Pertinent medical records may also be faxed along with the referral form. If you need assistance, have questions or wish to discuss your patient's case prior to referral, please call our hospital and a member of our staff will be happy to assist you.

VCA Veterinary Referral Associates thanks you for your continued confidence and trust in us. Please don't hesitate to contact us at any time we can be of assistance to you and your patients.

The staff at VCA Veterinary Referral Associates

  • VCA Veterinary Referral Associates Referral Form

    Download VCA Veterinary Referral Associates Referral Form

  • Avian and Exotics Dept. Guidelines for rDVMs

    Avian and Exotics Referrals

    Complete information for referring avian and exotic patients, including guidelines for determining level of urgency for medical treatment of avian and exotic pets, appear in the 'Avian/Exotics Dept. Guidelines'� at the link below. For any type of assistance, please call us at 301-926-3300 and an avian and exotics staff member will be happy to help. Thank you.

    Download Avian and Exotics Dept. Guidelines for rDVMs


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

Your emergency needs can be met right here at our hospital.
VCA Veterinarian Referral Associates provides 24 hour emergency veterinary care, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Emergency veterinarians, veterinary technicians and/or veterinary assistants are on staff 24 hours a day.

Please call us at 301-926-3300. We are located at 500 Perry Parkway. Gaithersburg, MD 20877.

We provide the highest standard in veterinary emergency and critical care services. We are trained and equipped to perform a variety of emergency surgeries and procedures. We provide the highest standards of pain management. Emergency internal medicine consultations, including full diagnostics, are available.

Please call or come in immediately if you feel your pet is having an emergency or needs after-hours care.