William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital

Frequently Asked Questions

 

How do I schedule an appointment with the Neurology/Neurosurgery Service?
You may schedule an appointment by calling the Small Animal Reception desk at (530) 752-1393. While it is not essential that your pet be referred by your veterinarian, we encourage referral. If you feel that your pet has an urgent medical problem or a problem that cannot wait for the first available appointment, please indicate this to the receptionist, who will direct you to someone who can assist you. If you cannot keep your scheduled appointment, please notify the Small Animal Reception desk by calling (530) 752-1393.

What preparation is needed for my appointment?
If your pet is referred, your veterinarian will provide the VMTH with a referral letter that summarizes your pet's neurological problem and medical history. Please bring copies of recent medical records, lab work results, radiographs and any medication your pet has been taking.

What role does a board-certified faculty veterinarian play in my appointment?
information coming soon

What role does a resident veterinarian play in my appointment?
information coming soon

What role does a student play in my appointment?
One of the primary missions of the VMTH is teaching. Veterinary students rotate through the Neurology/Neurosurgery service for 2-4 weeks. They are an integral part of this service and are involved in all aspects of patient diagnostics and treatment. Their primary responsibilities include patient care and client communication. Students are closely supervised by the Neurologist and Registered Veterinary Technician on duty. Neurology/Neurosurgery students do not do advanced diagnostic tests such as spinal taps, myelograms or neurosurgery as these skills require extensive training.