Referring Veterinarians

Referring Veterinarians

Referral Information

VMTH direct referral line: 530-752-4050 (for veterinarian or clinic staff use only)

Patient Referral Form (doc)

Case referrals from private practitioners are a major part of our caseload and provide the foundation for our DVM resident and training programs. Our faculty and residents have access to fully staffed, state-of-the-art laboratories, diagnostic imaging resources and therapeutic modalities, as well as the latest research findings in veterinary medicine. We are anxious to share our most current knowledge and resources with the referral community, and are committed to building a strong relationship with veterinarians through timely and thorough information about their patients seen at the VMTH.

Web Access to Referred Cases

Log in to the VMACS electronic medical record system 
Don't have a login yet? Register to view referred cases using this form. 
For help and troubleshooting please email the VMTH client services.

About VMACS Web Access

Dear Colleague:
Thank you for being an active partner with us in providing students with excellent case material through the referral process. We greatly value your referrals, and we are striving to make the referral process as easy as possible.

Through online web access you can select from a list of cases (visits) that you have formally referred to us, as well as cases for which you were identified by the client as their local veterinarian. These visits are displayed in reverse chronological order (i.e., most recent first) with modest identifying information associated (patient name, client name, date of visit, etc.). If you select a visit which has not been finalized yet, only the demographic information will be displayed (to include the primary clinician on the case). If you select a visit that has been finalized you will be able to view the following information:

  • presenting complaint
  • pertinent history
  • physical exam findings
  • inter-service consultations
  • problems noted
  • medical and surgical procedures performed
  • laboratory results
  • imaging reports
  • pharmacy dispensations
  • pathological diagnoses
  • clinical diagnoses
  • plans and progress notes
  • comments
  • discharge summary
  • discharge instructions

Again, we thank you for being a partner with us in the education of your future colleagues.

Patient Referral Form

  1. Fill out the first page of the form and fax to:
    Small Animal Clinic – 530-752-9620 or
    Large Animal Clinic – 530-752-9815
  2. Give the second page of the form to your client as a resource.
  3. Schedule your appointment at the VMTH by calling:
    530-752-1393

Contacts for Referring Veterinarians


For general referral inquiries or to make appointments for any services not listed below (including: Nutrition, Theriogenology, and Behavior, as well as all Large Animal Clinic services), referring veterinarians should contact the VMTH's direct referral line at 530-752-4050.

Or contact these specific Small Animal Clinic service coordinators:

Cristin Dietrich

Cristin Dietrich
530-752-6349

  • Companion Exotic Animal Medicine & Surgery Service
  • Cardiology Service
Jenny Dutton

Jenny Dutton
530-752-3057

  • Oncology Service
Jessica Fraser

Jessica Fraser
530-752-7631

  • Community Surgery Service
  • Integrative Medicine Service
Lorri Kibbe

Lorri Kibbe
530-754-0608

  • Orthopedic Surgery Service
  • Soft Tissue Surgery Service
Cassandra Knisley

Cassandra Knisley
530-752-7761
Currently on maternity leave; Please contact main hospital at 530-752-1393 for assistance.

  • Community Medicine Service
  • Dermatology Service
  • Ophthalmology Service
Lisa Winn

Lisa Winn
530-754-0606

  • Neurology/Neurosurgery Service
Kaitlin Zuwala

Kaitlin Zuwala
530-752-3433

  • Internal Medicine Service