Referral Policy

Referring Veterinarians

Pieper Memorial is designed to function as an extension of your primary care facility.

We are dedicated to supporting the veterinary community by providing 24-hour emergency care and specialty referral services. Consistent with the late Neil W. Pieper’s philosophy, we believe a strong interaction among veterinarians working together will strengthen the veterinary profession and provide the most ideal care for your patients.

We will ensure that patients referred by you will remain your patients. Your clients are informed that our services are limited to emergency and specialty care and do not involve primary care.​

Communication with referral veterinarians is an utmost priority.

A notice that your patient was received at our emergency hospital will be faxed immediately, as well as request for further direction from your hospital when a patient is admitted.

Daily progress reports as well as phone communication is important to keep you involved in your patient’s care, followed by a case summary when your patient is discharged.

To provide the utmost in continuity of care, we provide clear and timely communication by using a state of the art PAC system. This new technology allows us to automatically and instantly upload digital images for your viewing such as radiographs, as well as endoscopy, ultrasound, arthroscopy, and intraoperative images.

With today’s advances in veterinary diagnostics and treatments, we believe that the best outcome for a complicated case is achieved when the primary care veterinarian is an intrinsic part of a dedicated team of staff members, emergency doctors, and specialists, all communicating and collaborating together to provide quality medicine.

With today’s advances in veterinary diagnostics and treatments, we believe that the best outcome for a complicated case is achieved when the primary care veterinarian is an intrinsic part of a dedicated team of staff members, emergency doctors, and specialists, all communicating and collaborating together to provide quality medicine.