Referring Veterinarians


Due to ongoing circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, including adhering to social distancing and limiting public gatherings, the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital is currently altering its patient receiving schedule.

Our Emergency Room remains open 24/7 for emergent medical concerns. Please call 530-752-1393 (small animal) or 530-752-0290 (large animal) if you need help assessing the urgency of an animal’s condition.

For all referrals, please follow your normal protocol and continue to refer that patient to the VMTH. See below for direct contact information for our referral coordinators.

Thank you for your continued support and patience during this time.

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:

Contacts for Referring Veterinarians

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

Or contact these specific service coordinators:

Theresa VarlandTheresa Varland - Referral Coordinator Supervisor
Orthopedic and Soft Tissue Surgery Services



Jenny DuttonJenny Dutton
Community Medicine and Integrative Medicine Services



Raymond EsquivelRaymond Esquivel
Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology Services



Jessica FraserJessica Fraser
Gourley Community Surgery, Integrative Medicine, and Companion Exotic Animal Medicine & Surgery Services



Pam McInnisPam McInnis
Cardiology, Dermatology, and Ophthalmology Services



Lisa WinnLisa Winn
Neurology/Neurosurgery Service



Kaitlin ZuwalaKaitlin Zuwala
Internal Medicine Service