For Veterinarians

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. Feel free to contact us for a tour of our facility and to meet some of our staff.

Patient Referrals

To have your patient evaluated by one of our veterinary team members, please ask your client -- your patient's guardian -- to contact one of our administrative staff at (301) 638-0988 to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors

In order to help our veterinary staff accurately assess your patient's current health status, we ask that prior to referral that you please complete our VCA Southern Maryland Referral Form located at the link below and fax it to our hospital at fax # (301) 638-2886. Pertinent medical records may also be faxed along with the referral form or you may have the pet owner bring with them to the appointment the medical records, radiographs and laboratory test results. If you need assistance, have questions or wish to discuss your patient's case prior to referral, please call our hospital and a member of our staff will be happy to assist you.


Emergency Services (no referral form necessary)

Please note that our hospital's Emergency/Critical Care Department is available for your patient's urgent health care needs 24 hours a day /7 days a week /365 days a year. The emergency team, staffed by a team of board-certified emergency/critical care specialists, is always prepared to help your clients and their pets whenever a medical emergency should occur.

Internship and Residency Programs

VCA Southern Maryland Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center is also a teaching hospital and offers internship and/or residency programs to veterinarians seeking advanced training in a specialty area. Please call us to learn more about these programs.

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 listings.

VCA Southern Maryland Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center appreciates and thanks you for the confidence and trust you have placed in us. Please don't hesitate to contact us at any time we can be of assistance to you and your patients.

The staff at VCA Southern Maryland Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center

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