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Working With You

We know that entrusting your patients to another doctor is a serious responsibility. At VCA, 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.

Referral For Specialty Services

Please feel free to print this form and fill out and send with your client to help facilitate referral to any of our services. If you have any questions, feel free to call and speak to the doctor directly prior to referral AT 916-362-3111.


We also have multiple types of referral information and client education pamphlets covering various issues. If you would like more pamphlets and/or referral forms sent to your hospital, feel free to fill out this request form and fax it over to us or call our Outreach Coordinator at (916) 361-5210 to place an order.


Overnight Monitoring Packages

We offer Overnight Monitoring Packages for referring veterinary practices in an effort to provide continuity of care for your patients from the time your practice closes until it opens again. Our hospital's technical staff will monitor your stable patients and administer medications according to your treatment plan.

The following guidelines should be used when referring a patient for overnight monitoring.

Your patient must be clinically stable which means:

  • Routine uncomplicated postoperative monitoring is required
  • The patient has a clinically stable disease, already diagnosed by you, which requires simple physiological monitoring (TPR) overnight
  • The patient does not need laboratory tests while in our care (all additional tests will be charged for separately, if requested)
  • Your patient will be transferred back to you for further care or discharge unless the patient comes with written discharge instructions and medications already scripted to go home.

Click here for more information on our Overnight Monitoring Packages.

To arrange for Overnight Monitoring for your patient, please download and complete the Overnight Monitoring Referral Form and call our hospital at 916-362-3111 for further instructions prior to transferring your patient.


Outpatient Ultrasounds

Our Board Certified Radiologists are available for Outpatient Ultrasound appointments. They will complete a full ultrasound and written report and return that to your office immediately. If further referral or diagnostics are recommended, our radiologists will contact your office right away. Please call our office to make an appointment for your client .


Internship & Residency Programs

We are also a teaching hospital and offer internship and/or residency programs to veterinarians seeking advanced training in a specialty area. Call us to find out more.

Continuing Education Programs

Additionally, we offer conferences and seminars to help you meet your ongoing continuing education needs. Be sure to check back often for conference schedules.

Looking for The Referral Form?

VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center Continuing Education Opportunities

Join The VCA Team

At VCA, the value of pet care is no different than human care.

It’s a commitment shared by all of us. At VCA, helping pets is what we do. That’s why we invest in the very best technologies. And why we invite the very best people to join us. How can your talent make an impact at VCA? Take a closer look. Then take your passion for pet care to an all new level.

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