What to Expect
We look forward to meeting you and providing a thorough and informative evaluation of your pet's condition. Your initial visit includes the consultation, physical examination, and diagnostic testing (ultrasound, ECG, etc.) and will take approximately 1 hour. At the time of your visit, we 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 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.
After the examination, we will discuss any additional diagnostic procedures that we feel are necessary for a comprehensive diagnosis. Most diagnostic tests can be performed during your initial visit. 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 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.
A comprehensive medical summary will be sent to you 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.
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.
Woodlands Veterinary Referral strives to give you and your pet our utmost attention during your one hour appointment slot. We ask that you please arrive 15 minutes early to allow us to keep our schedule on time. If you are late for your appointment, we may not be able to complete the entire process and you may have to return for a second 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.