We strive for the highest standard of communication with the referring veterinarian through every step of the diagnostic and treatment program for your patients. Contact us any time you have concerns or questions.
We strive for the highest standard of communication with the referring veterinarian throughout the diagnosis and treatment for our mutual patients. Contact us any time you have concerns or questions.
We understand that entrusting your patients to another veterinarian is an important decision and are pleased that you wish to partner with us. We are here to enhance your own primary care services by assisting with emergency/urgent care cases on a 24-hour basis, and by providing specialty care. Be assured that we are committed to working together to design a comprehensive treatment plan for your patients, and that you will be kept updated on their progress at all times. We strive to be a valuable resource to both you and your clients.
We will direct your client and patient back to you for follow up care. If you wish to discuss your patient’s case prior to referral, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Appointments and Referrals
Patient Transfers and Referrals
As a referring veterinarian, you can transfer your patients directly to us from your hospital, direct them here from home, or provide them with our contact information should they ever need after hours care for any new or preexisting conditions. Should you require an estimate for your client prior to transfer, we can provide one but ask that you call us directly so our emergency veterinarian can obtain the medical details necessary to provide the most accurate estimate.
If you are referring a patient for an ongoing or acute medical condition, please feel free to call and speak with one of our doctors about the case prior to the patient’s arrival to ensure the best service for your client. We also ask that you share any pertinent records, labwork, or other diagnostic results, either through our online portal, or by sending them with the client.
If you have a patient in need of an Ultrasound, please have them contact the hospital to schedule this, as appointment spots for this service fill up rapidly every day. Walk-in Ultrasounds are extremely difficult, often impossible, to accommodate.
You or your client can schedule appointments directly with any service.
If you have a patient that requires immediate care from one of our specialty services and there is no same day appointment availability, they will be admitted through our emergency service. Our emergency team will initiate treatment and facilitate the transfer of the patient to the appropriate service for ongoing care.
Patient Records and Inpatient Care
- Our medical team will keep you informed of our mutual patient’s ongoing treatment plans and can provide phone updates at your request.
- Medical records are available in real time through our online portal. Our team will also fax (if that is your preference) medical records to you as pertinent updates require.
- Wheatridge maintains an on-site supply of blood products including whole blood, packed red blood cells, fresh frozen plasma, albumin, and immunoglobulin.
- Our surgeons and criticalists are on call 24 hours a day to provide advanced support for our emergency service.
Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital is the only 24-hour veterinary hospital with a blood bank in the Denver metro area. It provides life-saving blood products to hospitals around the country. To order blood products or to learn more about the program, please contact us at 303-424-3325. All orders are shipped Fed-Ex overnight and courier service is available in the Denver metro area.
We hope to be a valuable resource to both you and your clients. We value and appreciate the trust you have placed in our team.
We are an AAHA Certified Hospital
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is the only organization that accredits veterinary practices in the United States and Canada. Practices that accept the challenge of accreditation are evaluated on stringent quality standards that encompass all aspects of veterinary medicine—from pain management and patient care to team training and medical record keeping. To learn more about The American Animal Hospital Association, visit their website.