*** Regardless of when the scheduled appointment is, we encourage that primary care veterinarians continue with treatments to keep patients comfortable until their appointment with us. If there are any questions/concerns we encourage the primary veterinarian to contact us.***
What information do you require about my clients and patients?
If you would like to refer a patient if you could please fill out a referral form with a summary of what the patient would be referred for. You may also send records, but a summary is more helpful to start and we request records about a week prior to the appointment so we have the most updated information possible.
What should my client bring to the appointment?
Because many clients and patients have been on several courses of treatments and therapies, it is helpful for us (and them) if they bring any medications the pet has been on (last 3-4wks) or is currently taking as well as the names of different diets they have tried. Also, if they have been keeping notes or calendars regarding their pet's condition or medications taken have them bring those along as well.
Do flavored medications such as antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, and parasite control interfere with a food trial?
Absolutely! Even a single kibble of an offending food (cat or dog) can negate a food trial. It is important to keep diets strict and will save your clients time and ease their frustration.
I have a client ready to allergy test their pet. What medications can interfere with the results?
It's important to note that the pet's comfort is our primary concern prior to allergy testing. We may recommend medications and therapies for comfort and schedule testing in the future.
Allergy testing may not be right for all patients and clients. That is why we recommend a consultation first to determine the needs/wants of the individual client and patient.
If clients are coming a long way and want to arrange testing at the first visit, it's best to have the referring veterinarian call us to discuss this.
Keep in mind we don't normally do testing on the first visit. Keeping pets on medications for comfort is fine as we can schedule testing for a later time if indicated.
Oregon Veterinary Referral
5105 Main St
Springfield, OR 97478
**PARKING IS LOCATED BEHIND THE CLINIC**
541 988 5458
541 726 1100
Text only #: 541-603-9441
Wed 9a-4p (pickups only)
Closed Saturday and Sunday