Referral Services

HOW TO REFER A PATIENT

Follow these steps to refer a patient to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana:

  • Phone the hospital via the direct referring lines to schedule an appointment. You may also speak with the service.
  • Complete the appropriate Referral Data Form and send it with the client or fax or email it before the patient arrives.
  • Please send us:
    • a copy of the medical record
    • the completed Referral Data Form
    • relevant diagnostic images
  • Handout to provide to clients

Please inform your clients that a deposit will be due equal to the full amount of the low end estimate –OR– half of the high end of the estimate, whichever amount is greater.  The balance of the bill must be paid in full at patient discharge and we do accept Care Credit.

If it is an emergency, please call and ask to speak the emergency room to discuss options for your patient.

CONTACTS FOR REFERRING VETERINARIANS

Teaching Hospital in UrbanaSmall Animal ClinicLarge Animal Clinic
Referral Line:217-333-5311217-333-2001
Medical Records Phone:217-333-5363217-333-8100
Medical Records Fax:217-244-9554217-333-9796
Medical Records Email:medrec@vetmed.illinois.edu
Referral Coordinator Email:VTHrDVMcoor@vetmed.illinois.edu
Download the Illinois DVM mobile app from iTunes or Google Play.

REFERRAL DATA FORM

Once you or the client has called to schedule the appointment, use this form when referring a patient to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

REFERRAL SERVICES

Choose a service area from the list below for details on faculty, capabilities, and contact information

Anesthesiology and Pain Management

 

For Consultations Contact:

Small Animal Clinic: 217-333-5311
Large Animal Clinic: 217-333-2001
Ask for the anesthesiologist on duty.
VTHAnesthesia@vetmed.illinois.edu

For More Information About Anesthesiology

 

Cardiology

 

For Estimates Contact:

Clinical Coordinator:
Katie McConnell, CVT, VTS (Cardiology)
217-300-1643
VTHCardiology@vetmed.illinois.edu

For a Consultation Fill Out:

https://go.illinois.edu/CardioConsult

*If this is an emergency, call the main hospital number Small Animal Clinic 217-333-5300 or Large Animal Clinic 217-333-2000

For More Information About Cardiology

 

Dentistry and Oral Surgery

For Estimates Contact:

Clinical Coordinator:
Misty Croy, CVT
217-333-5859
VTHDentistry@vetmed.illinois.edu

 

To help us expedite your client’s visit, please email or fax your patient’s medical record, including recent blood work, prior to the scheduled appointment. A complete blood count and serum chemistry panel performed within the past month are required for patients age 5 years or older, or who have a history of systemic disease.

More Info About Dentistry and Oral Surgery

 

Dermatology and Otology

For Estimates Contact:

Clinical Coordinator:
Miriah Lareau (Dermatology)
217-300-8401
VTHDerm@vetmed.illinois.edu

For allergen orders, call 217-333-5377

For More Information About Dermatology

Emergency and Critical Care – Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

For Estimates Contact:

Emergency Receiving:
217-333-5311
ER FAX: 217-244-7377
UIanimalER@illinois.edu

Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Referring veterinarians may call to alert the staff to incoming cases; the public may call (217-333-5300) or use our walk-in emergency clinic any time.

More Information about ER and ECC

 

Equine Medicine and Surgery

For Emergencies, Admissions, Consultations, and Appointments Contact:

217-333-2001
VTHEquine@vetmed.illinois.edu

Emergency admissions accepted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including all holidays.

More Information About Equine Medicine

 

Exotics and Zoological Medicine

Reminder we are in our new location at Veterinary Medicine South Clinic.

Phone Number: 217-244-2555

New address: 2100 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
We moved just across Hazelwood Avenue to the south of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

For Estimates Contact:

Jennifer Trail, CVT
217-265-6565
VTHZooMed@vetmed.illinois.edu

Wildlife Medical Clinic
217-244-1195

For More Information About Zoological Medicine

Farrier

For estimates, call 217-300-5508.

For More Information About Farriers

 

 

Food Animal Reproduction Medicine Services

For Emergencies/ Consultations/Appointments, Contact:

Large Animal Clinic Front Desk for in-house or ambulatory appointments: 217-333-2001

Clinical Coordinator:
Amy Saupe, CVT
217-265-6750
VTHFoodAnMed@vetmed.illinois.edu

More Information About Food Animal Reproduction Medicine

 

Imaging Services

To request digital copies of diagnostic images, please contact Medical Records:

Small Animal: 217-333-5363
Large Animal: 217-333-8100
medrec@vetmed.illinois.edu

To set up direct access to our digital image system so that you can review your patient’s diagnostic images, please contact Medical Records at 217-333-5363

Clinical Coordinators:

For More Information About Imaging Services

 

Internal Medicine (Small Animal)

For Estimates Contact:

Clinical Coordinator:
Sara Roy, CVT
217-244-1201
Please call 217-333-5311 for consultations

Download our client handout

For More Information About Internal Medicine

 

Laboratory Services

Medication Dispensary

The University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital Medication Dispensary provides a full range of medication services including dispensing medications, preparing intravenous admixtures, formulating and preparing compounded medications, and assisting with drug information questions such as dosage and calculation questions.  In addition, our residency-trained veterinary pharmacists assist with teaching veterinary students in both the didactic and clinical curriculum.  The pharmacists are also available to assist with any questions you may have regarding commercial and/or compounded medications.

The Medication Dispensary serves as a resource for clinicians, staff and students and is actively involved in clinical research studies.  Hospitalized patients are provided 24-hour service through a system of 6 automated dispensing machines and faculty/interns/residents as needed.

Medications may be dispensed to clients only for conditions currently being treated by hospital clinicians.  An option to have medications shipped is available for clients located throughout Illinois.  Unfortunately, we are unable to ship to addresses outside of Illinois.

We have created video tutorials for reconstituting a powdered antibiotic and administering intranasal or rectal anti-seizure kits. You are welcome to refer your clients to these videos when relevant. go.illinois.edu/vet-medication-tutorials

Hours

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

For Consultations Contact:

Pharmacist on Duty
217-333-5329
VTHPharmacy@vetmed.illinois.edu

 

Neurology and Neurosurgery

For Estimates Contact:

Clinical Coordinator:
Denise Weber, CVT
217-300-0484
VTHNeurology@vetmed.illinois.edu

To help us expedite your client’s visit, please email or fax your patient’s medical record, including all recent lab work, prior to the scheduled appointment. Medical records can be emailed to VTHNeurology@vetmed.illinois.edu or faxed to 217-244-9554 (ATTN: Neurology).

For More Information about Neurology

Oncology

For Estimates Contact:

Clinical Coordinator:
Jenny Byrd, CVT
217-265-4977
VTHOncology@vetmed.illinois.edu

For Clinical Trials Contact:

Coordinator:
Rebecca Kamerer, CVT
217-300-6453
rmoss81@illinois.edu

For More Information About Oncology

 

Ophthalmology

Equine and Small Animal Patients Referrers

Please call prior to sending an emergency referral to Ophthalmology to confirm there is a staff member on duty that is able to accommodate your client/patient needs.

Note as of September 2020: The ophthalmology service is typically able to accommodate emergency visits; however, in the event that our service is not able to see a patient quickly, please seek a specialist boarded by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology.

For Estimates/Appointments, Contact:

Clinical Coordinators:
Shari Poruba, CVT, or Lorri Zoch, CVT
217-333-5374
Vet-eyes@illinois.edu

For More Information About Ophthalmology

 

Rehabilitation

For Estimates/Appointments, Contact:

Clinical Coordinator:
Kim Knap, BS, CVT, CCRP or Carrie Chandler, CVT, CCRP
217-265-5314
VTHRehab@vetmed.illinois.edu

We make every effort to accommodate the pet owner’s schedule and can typically see all appointments for an evaluation within 3 to 5 days. We are happy to develop rehabilitation treatment plans for your postoperative, acute, and chronic orthopedic and neurological cases.

For More Information about Rehabilitation

 

Shelter Medicine

For Consultations:

217-778-PETS / 217-778-7387
VTHsheltermed@vetmed.illinois.edu

For More Information About Shelter Medicine

 

Surgery (Small Animal)

For Estimates, Contact:

Orthopedic:
Clinical Coordinator:
Kellie Gard, CVT
217-265-5533
VTHorthopedics@vetmed.illinois.edu

Soft Tissue and Oncologic Surgery:
Clinical Coordinator:
Rachel Dorney, CVT
217-333-6808

VTHSoftTissueSurg@vetmed.illinois.edu

For More Information About Small Animal Surgery

 

Theriogenology (Reproduction)

For Emergencies/Consultations/Appointments, Contact:

Large Animal Clinic, 217-333-2001

VTHTherio@vetmed.illinois.edu

 

More Information About Theriogenology

 

THE PATIENT CARE TEAM

The team of caregivers will be directed by a faculty member to provide exceptional care for the patient. Faculty members have received advanced training and, in most cases, board certification from specialty organizations. Other members of the team may include:

  • Residents in training for board certification;
  • Interns engaged in postdoctoral training;
  • Certified veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants, and veterinary technician students;
  • Professional veterinary students.

Please understand that in addition to their clinical service, faculty members also have teaching, research, and administrative responsibilities. Therefore, referrals must be made with the faculty member assigned to clinical duty at the time the animal is presented. This is true even if you’ve spoken with another faculty member by phone and he/she has encouraged you to refer a case.

Although the clinicians on duty during your patient’s visit may vary, we strive for close communication among the staff and complete medical records to enable us to provide continuity of care.

COMMUNICATION REGARDING CASES

A preliminary contact report will be sent to you after your referral patient has been examined, or the case clinician may contact you by phone.

As the referring veterinarian, you will receive a final written report after the patient is discharged.

Please contact the clinical coordinator for the service (identified in the directory above on this page) if you have questions about the diagnostic and treatment plans or estimated costs for referred patients.

If you wish to be contacted by e-mail, please send your e-mail address to: medrec@vetmed.illinois.edu.