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Knowing what to expect from our specialty services at Coastal Care Veterinary Emergency & Referral Hospital will make the process easier for you and your pet. 

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Referral & Booking

Once we have received a referral from your primary care veterinarian, our referral coordinator will contact you to schedule a specialty appointment for your pet.

We will also send your primary care veterinarian a confirmation of your appointment. 

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Arrive & Get Settled

We recommend you arrive about 10 minutes early to get settled in and complete any required paperwork. 

Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a member of our front reception team. Then we'll show you to a private and comfortable consultation room where you can wait for your appointment to begin. 

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Medical History & Assessment

Your veterinary specialist will introduce themselves to you and your pet, then sit with you to discuss your pet's medical history and review their issues.

They will also complete a thorough assessment of your pet's overall health. You are welcome to ask any questions you may have throughout the appointment.

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Diagnosis & Treatment Plan

After the assessment, your veterinary specialist will provide you with more information, possibly recommend further diagnostic testing and discuss treatment options.

From there, they will develop a treatment plan designed specifically to meet the needs of your pet. 

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Primary Care Vet Follow-up

Throughout your pet's time with us, your veterinary specialist will collaborate with our internal team, and with your family veterinarian.

We'll send your veterinarian a written report covering the details of the appointment and your pet's treatment plan, and keep them up-to-date as things progress.

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What to Expect at a Specialty Appointment

Caring for Pets in Atlantic Canada

Our specialists are pleased to accept new patients by referral from primary care veterinarians. Our emergency service welcomes all clients – 24/7/365. 

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