Dear Referring Veterinarians,

Please utilize our VCA Shoreline Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center's referral form located on this web page when referring your patient to our hospital for veterinary services -- full instructions appear on the bottom of the form. If you have any questions or require information or assistance of any kind, please don't hesitate to contact us at 203.929.8600.

Thank you for your confidence and trust in VCA Shoreline Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center.

The Doctors and Staff
VCA Shoreline Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center
895 Bridgeport Avenue
Shelton, CT 06484
Tel 203.929.8600
Fx 203.944.9754

VCA Shoreline VREC Referral Form

Download VCA Shoreline VREC Referral Form

VCA Shoreline Imaging Request Form

Download VCA Shoreline Imaging Request Form

Overnight Care Services

'Overnight Care' is a service provided to 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 nursing 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 Care Services':

Your patient must be clinically stable which means:

  • Only routine uncomplicated post-operative monitoring is required OR,
  • The animal has clinically stable disease, already diagnosed by you, which requires simple physiological monitoring (TPR) overnight,
  • The patient is not in need of laboratory tests while in our care (all lab work will be charged for separately, if requested)
  • Your patient will be transferred BACK to you for further care or discharge.  We will not discharge your patient other than for return to your care.

Please note that VCA Shoreline Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center provides Overnight Care Services as an extension of your practice care. Should your patient require treatments, lab work or other procedures not listed here, they will not qualify for this service. However, they can be transferred as a hospital case after speaking with one of our hospital's staff veterinarians.

To arrange for Overnight Care Services for your patient, please download and complete the Overnight Care Treatment Sheet below and call our hospital at 203-929-8600 for further instructions prior to transferring your patient.



Referral Form

All fields are required unless otherwise stated

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Services Requested
If available, please send the following with your client; patient information to include:
  • Medical Notes/Records
  • Imaging
  • Lab Work Results
  • Treatments, including last time administered
  • X-Rays
  • Other
Guardian Details
Patient Details
Tentative Diagnosis/Chief Complaint
History/Physical Findings (optional)
Treatment (including medications and dosages) (optional)
Special Requests/Comments (optional)
We respect your privacy and will not share your information with other parties. For more information, see the Privacy Policy.

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