Veterinary Specialist Referrals – In Clinic And Elsewhere in the HRM!

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At Sunnyview Animal Care, our team of veterinarians and registered veterinary technicians provide many services at our clinic, ranging from everyday to advanced procedures. Although we handle the majority of your pet’s medical and surgical needs in-house, we occasionally refer patients to veterinary specialists or specialty clinics when advanced training or equipment will be beneficial.

Sunnyview is fortunate to have great relationships with many other local and out-of-province Veterinary Specialty practitioners!

Board-certified specialists, such as oncologists, ophthalmologists, and orthopaedic surgeons are close by – and many are within the HRM/Halifax Regional Municipality.  All the specialists we refer to have extensive experience and training in a particular area of veterinary medicine or surgery. Specialty clinics and university-affiliated referral centres have specialized equipment to perform procedures that are not routinely performed by general veterinary practitioners.

We even have the ability to schedule some specialists to visit us here at our practice for non-emergency Ultrasounds!  And with CardioPet we can obtain ‘Stat’ Electrocardiogram interpretations from board certified Cardiologists and, quickly but effectively manage your pet’s distress!

We make referral decisions because we want to ensure that our patients receive a high standard of care and the best possible outcome. Be assured that when we refer a patient to another hospital, we continue to stay involved with his or her care, consulting with the treating specialist and often providing any needed follow-up care and rehabilitation.

Please do not hesitate to ask for this service!