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 schedule an appointment with one of the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre's clinical services during regular clinic hours (Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST).

  • Small Animal Clinic: 306-966-7126
  • Large Animal Clinic: 306-966-7178
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 WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre. Next, please call the appropriate clinic to provide more details and your client's estimated arrival time.

  • Small Animal Clinic: 306-966-7126
  • Large Animal Clinic: 306-966-7178

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 online referral form (see below). Radiographic images and/or laboratory files (in jpeg or PDF format) can be attached to your online submission.

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

Online Referral Forms — NEW

Veterinarians can now complete and submit referral forms online to the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre.

Please click on the relevant link, complete the online referral form and press "Submit" to complete the process. Laboratory files and/or radiographic images can be attached to your online submission.

Questions? Please contact:

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