Although we offer a wide range of services to our patients, there may be times when the primary veterinarian refers them to a specialist. Our referral program ensures that each patient receives the best treatment no matter where they are seen. Alcona Animal Hospital works with board-certified surgeons and specialty clinics to provide specialized veterinary services to cats and dogs. These veterinarians have extensive training and experience in specific areas of veterinary medicine and surgery.
When would my pet be referred?
Our team will make a referral if your cat or dog requires advanced care that is offered at another clinic. We often refer patients to certified specialists and hospitals when they need endoscopy or laparoscopic surgeries. Endoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that can be used to examine the stomach and small intestines. Laparoscopy is a less invasive approach to surgery, it can be used to perform spays and neuters or to remove abdominal tumours. You can rest assured that our veterinarians are making the right decision for your pet and will stay involved in their care. To learn more about our referral process please contact us at 705-431-5570.