Referral Veterinarians

The WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre serves as the referral centre for all veterinarians who practise across Western Canada.

Make an Appointment

You or your client may call 306-966-7178 to schedule an appointment with the Large Animal Clinic during regular clinic hours (Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST).

How do I refer an emergency case to the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre?

If a referred patient is an emergency case, please send your patient and client on their way to the Large Animal Clnic. Next, please call the Large Animal Clinic at 306-966-7178 to provide more details and your client's estimated arrival time.

Here are maps showing the location of the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre in Saskatoon and on the University of Saskatchewan campus.

Please download, complete and email the appropriate referral form along with laboratory reports and radiographs (PDF or jpeg files) to vmccorrespond@usask.ca.

Please inform your client that the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre will charge emergency fees. In the case of emergency surgery, the VMC will also charge emergency call-back fees.

If a specialty clinician is unavailable, a clinical intern or a resident (under a senior clinician's supervision) will accept the referred emergency patients.

As a referring veterinarian, you will receive a final written report after the case is discharged.

Referral Cases

The WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre is staffed by faculty who have teaching, research and additional responsibilities. Referral cases must be seen by the clinicians on duty rather than by a specific faculty member. This is the case even if you have spoken to a specific faculty member and they have encouraged you to refer the case to the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre.

If your client is scheduling the appointment, please ask your client to let our staff know that this is a referral appointment. We will ask for:

  • the referring veterinarian's name
  • the name and address of the referring veterinary clinic
  • a completed referral form (see below) as well as radiographic images and/or laboratory files (in jpeg or PDF format). The referral form and files can be sent to vmc.correspond@usask.ca.

As the patient's referring veterinarian, you will receive a final written report after the case is discharged from the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre.

Referral Forms

Please click on the relevant link, download and complete the referral form, and submit by email to vmccorrespond@usask.ca.

Please email radiographic images and/or laboratory files (in jpeg or PDF format) to vmccorrespond@usask.ca.

Questions? Please contact:

Crystal Kauth
Manager, Referrals and Client Services
WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre
306-966-2858