Guardian offers specialty services in the fields of
- Internal Medicine
- Critical Care
To make the referral process convenient, we offer fax referrals:
- Fax to 780.436.6222
Referrals are processed as soon as they are received. Our reception staff will contact the client directly to set up an appointment at the client’s convenience. For any referral patient, please send all pertinent medical records, diagnostic results and diagnostic imaging (radiographs and ultrasound images) with the referral or with the client.
Urgent cases can be referred to us immediately by calling and discussing the case with the intended specialist ahead of time. This allows us to admit the patient as quickly as possible to start diagnostic tests and treatment.
At times, transfer of emergency patients to one of our specialty services is recommended. Prior to confirming this with a client, we will make every attempt to notify you and discuss the case in detail.
Following consultation with a referral patient, our specialists will contact you via phone or faxed referral letter to let you know what was discussed, what has been planned, and what to expect with respect to continued care.
Our specialists are available to our referring veterinarians for telephone consultation, and we encourage you to call with any questions. Although specialists may not be immediately available, we will return your call as soon as possible.