Appointment Information

Appointment Information

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The following Small Animal Clinic appointments are received at Reception A: Behavior, Cardiology, Dentistry/Oral Surgery, Emergency, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nutrition, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic Surgery, and Soft Tissue Surgery.

  • If you have an upcoming appointment at the VMTH in RECEPTION A, please park in "Client Parking" in Lot 50 and follow the "Emergency" signs to the Small Animal Clinic entrance. Check-in at the reception desk on the 2nd floor.

The following Small Animal Clinic appointments are received at Reception B: Companion Exotic Animal Medicine/Surgery, Community Practice, Community Surgery, Dermatology, Integrative Medicine, and Oncology.

  • If you have an upcoming appointment at the VMTH in RECEPTION B, please park in "Client Parking" in Lot 55 and proceed into the glass-front Center for Companion Animal Health building adjacent to the parking lot. Check-in at the reception desk on the 1st floor.

All Large Animal Clinic appointments are received at Large Animal Reception.

  • If you have an upcoming appointment at the VMTH with the Large Animal Clinic, please park "Client Parking" in Lot 51 (trailers in dirt section of lot) and proceed into the double glass doors labeled "Large Animal Clinic" adjacent to the parking lot. Check-in at the reception desk on the first floor.

Important Information for Large Animal Appointments:

  • If your animal has diarrhea, fever, cough, or nasal discharge, DO NOT unload the animal before notifying the front desk reception staff. Your animal may be infectious to other hospitalized animals and may need to be sent to our Isolation Unit.

Recheck Appointment Information:

  • For a recheck, suture removal, or bandage change appointment, follow your discharge instructions for any fasting and water instructions.

Fasting Instructions:
If you have a small animal appointment with Neurology, Internal Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, Soft Tissue Surgery, Community Surgery, or any large animal appointment, please following these instructions:

  • Unless otherwise instructed, your animal should not have food from 7 p.m. the night before and water withheld from 6 a.m. the morning of the appointment, in case sedation is required. Diabetic animals and animals less than 6 months old should be given food and water as normal before their appointment. Animals that have a history of increased thirst or a known history of kidney failure should be given water as normal before their appointment.

See Directions page for specific parking lot locations.

If you have questions please, call the VMTH at 530-752-1393.