Due to developing 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.
In May, the UC Davis veterinary hospital began a phased resumption of regular services. Some specialty services will initially be more available than others, and priority will be given to more urgent cases as well as existing clients. As we have been since the Yolo County shelter in place order of mid-March, the hospital remains open 24/7 for emergency medical conditions, follow-up of current patients with urgent medical needs, and ongoing chemotherapeutic and radiation therapy treatments when applicable. Veterinary facilities are considered essential during these times, and our aim is to remain open in order to provide patient care to animals with life-threatening medical conditions.
Our Emergency Room will remain open 24/7 for emergent medical concerns. Please call 530-752-1393 if you need help assessing the urgency of an animal’s condition.
If you feel you have an emergent referral, please follow your normal protocol and continue to refer that patient to the VMTH. Please contact our referral coordinators as normally to schedule those referrals.
If your referral is not emergent and can wait until the hospital resumes normal operations, please schedule with a referral coordinator for a convenient appointment at a later date.
Thank you for your continued support and patience during this time.
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) 384-8234.
Or contact these specific service coordinators:
Theresa Varland - Referral Coordinator Supervisor
Orthopedic and Soft Tissue Surgery Services
Community Medicine and Integrative Medicine Services
Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology Services
Gourley Community Surgery, Integrative Medicine, and Companion Exotic Animal Medicine & Surgery Services
Cardiology, Dermatology, and Ophthalmology Services
Internal Medicine Service
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
About VMACS Web Access
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
- discharge summary
- discharge instructions
Again, we thank you for being a partner with us in the education of your future colleagues.
Patient Referral Form
- Fill out the first page of the form and fax to:
Small Animal Clinic – (530) 752-9620 or
Large Animal Clinic – (530) 752-9815
- Give the second page of the form to your client as a resource.
- Schedule your appointment at the VMTH by calling: