What to expect
We offer two different appointment options: full consultation appointments and outpatient appointments. Please see the information below to learn more about the difference between these two services. Our office will work closely with your veterinarian to determine which type of appointment is appropriate for you and your pet. In both types of appointments, your pet will receive a full physical examination and ultrasound by one of our board certified internal medicine specialists. For the safety of your pet, please bring your dog on a leash with a well fitted harness or collar and your cat in a securely closed carrier.
We are happy to provide you with an estimate for the planned services at the time you schedule your appointment or during the initial consultation visit. We accept cash, check, debit, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, and Care Credit for payment. (Care Credit must be pre-approved before your scheduled visit.) Payment in full is due at the time of your appointment.
Kindly alert us at least 48 hours before your scheduled time if you cannot make your appointment, and we will reschedule you.
We look forward to meeting you and your pet.
full consult appointments
We look forward to meeting you and providing a thorough and informative evaluation of your pet's condition. Your initial visit will take approximately an hour to an hour and a half and will include the consultation, physical examination, and diagnostic testing (ultrasound, ECG, etc.). At the time of your visit, our doctors will evaluate radiographs and laboratory tests performed by your regular veterinarian and acquire a detailed history of the presenting problem. We recommend that you bring any current medications that you are giving to your pet as well as any labwork results or radiographs that your veterinarian has asked you to bring to your appointment. If your pet is scheduled for an abdominal ultrasound, please do NOT feed them the morning of your appointment unless your pet is diabetic.
After the examination, one of our doctors will discuss any additional diagnostic procedures that they feel are necessary for a comprehensive diagnosis. Most diagnostic tests can be performed during your initial visit, but some procedures, especially those requiring sedation or general anesthesia, may require you to schedule a second visit. We encourage you to remain with your pet during the history discussion and examination process. You will also be present during the ultrasound examination. Procedures performed under general anesthesia are usually done without the owner being present so that full attention can be paid to your pet during that time. *Please be aware that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently not allowing clients into the building*
A comprehensive medical summary will be sent to you via email and your veterinarian within days of your pet's visit. We commonly work with your veterinarian for both short and long term follow up on your pet's care including future laboratory tests or other diagnostic procedures.
Outpatient ultrasound service
Our outpatient appointment option is designed for the diagnostic imaging and interpretation by one of our internal medicine specialists only. Your pet will receive the same exam and ultrasound as the full consult appointment option. However, the medical summary, detailing the ultrasound findings and recommendations, will be sent directly to your pet's regular veterinarian to discuss with you. The medical summary will be sent to your regular veterinarian quickly and efficiently within 1-2 business days following your appointment. All communication, including questions about medications and further care, would then be addressed and answered by your pet's regular veterinarian. Our internists will be available to communicate with your veterinarian about questions or concerns that they may have about the diagnostics performed and treatment recommendations if needed.
We look forward to meeting your pet and providing a thorough and informative evaluation of your pet's condition. Your initial visit includes the physical examination and diagnostic testing (ultrasound, ECG, etc.) and will take approximately 30-45 minutes. At the time of your visit, we will evaluate radiographs and laboratory tests performed by your regular veterinarian to obtain a detailed history of the presenting problem. We recommend that you bring any current medications that you are giving to your pet as well as any labwork results or radiographs that your veterinarian has asked you to provide to us. If your pet is scheduled for an abdominal ultrasound, please do NOT feed them the morning of your appointment unless your pet is diabetic.
After the examination, we will proceed with the scheduled diagnostics, such as an abdominal ultrasound or echocardiogram that have been recommended by your veterinarian. Some procedures, especially those requiring sedation or general anesthesia, may require you to schedule a second visit. Due to the structure of outpatient appointments, owners are not permitted in the ultrasound room during the appointment and we are unable to accommodate owners meeting and speaking with one of our veterinarians here. If you would like to discuss your pet's care in detail with one of our boarded internists, the full consult appointment option would be a better fit.
A comprehensive medical summary, including the ultrasound findings and recommendations, will be sent to your veterinarian within 1-2 business days of your pet's visit. Your veterinarian will then discuss the findings and recommendations with you.