Referrals & Resources

We know that most clients have a close relationship with their primary care veterinarian. Virginia Veterinary Specialists strives to work in conjunction with you in order to achieve the optimal care for your patients.

Optimal patient care entails communication between the client, veterinary specialist, and primary care veterinarian. If you think your patient would benefit from a consultation with a board certified specialist at Virginia Veterinary Specialists, give us a call and talk with one of our specialists about a possible referral.

Upon completion of the consultation, after any diagnostic measures or recovery from surgery, you will be sent a complete written report regarding the care and management of your patient and any follow up care that will be needed. We highly encourage you to call and discuss your patient’s case with us as we appreciate your partnership in providing excellent care.

Radiographic Consultation

We welcome the opportunity to discuss radiographs with you. Send x-rays for consult to Please also provide a history and summary of the case and any specific questions that you may have.

Referral Form

Online Referral Form: Click to submit your referral information as well as upload any x-rays or medical records.

Click here to download a referral form to print and fax to (434) 260-3822 or scan and email to

Cardiology Phone Consultation

Virginia Veterinary Specialists’ cardiologist, Dr. Anna Paling, now offers phone consultations for your patients to review medical history, radiographs, ECG’s and lab work. A list of fees for these services is provided below and your hospital can be invoiced monthly. These fees will be credited to that patient’s account in the event they are referred for evaluation and treatment within the following three months. We will continue to provide this service at no charge for our existing cardiology patients.

This service is available 9am-4 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.

For New Cardiology Patients:

  • Phone Consult — $60.00
  • Phone Consult + Radiographic and ECG interpretation — $100.00
  • Consults for existing cardiology patients will not be charged.
  • Referring practices will be invoiced monthly.

Please allow 24-hour response time for non-urgent cases.

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