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At Coastal Care Veterinary Emergency & Referral Hospital, we accept emergency transfers of patients from primary care veterinarians.

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Emergency Referrals Process

If you are a primary care veterinarian, learn how to transfer a patient to our care, and and what to expect throughout the process.  

  • Step 1: Complete Online Transfer Form

    Complete our online transfer form below. The form will allow you to upload any medical notes, radiographs, bloodwork, etc.

  • Step 2: Call our ER Veterinarians 

    Once the form has been submitted, referring veterinarians are encouraged to call us to discuss the case and goals of transfer with one of our ER Veterinarians.

    Our doctors will be happy to help stabilize critical patients and assist with diagnosis, treatment plans, or any other questions you may have. This will open up the line of conversation between referring veterinarians and our ER department for a smoother transfer and building a strong relationship.

    At this time, we can also discuss a rough estimate to relay to clients, setting up realistic expectations prior to transfer.  

  • Step 3: Sharing Patient Records

    At the end of your patient's visit, we will send you our patient records for outpatient services.

    If your patient is hospitalized with us, we will send you record updates every morning, and once all records are completed upon discharge. If there are any pending blood work, cytology, radiology report, etc, these will be sent as soon as they are received and reviewed.

    We will also call the pet owners with the results of the tests we sent out unless otherwise specified by referring the veterinarian. 

  • Our goal is to work together to provide the best standard of care. This means being available to discuss ongoing cases between our ER veterinarians, specialists and referring veterinarians.
    - The Coastal Care Team

Emergency Referrals & Transfer Form

If you are a referring veterinarian, please complete the form below. 

Referring Veterinarian

Client Information

Patient Information

Medical Information

Supporting Information

Emergency Referrals & Transfers

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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