Large Animal Referrals

Referrals to the JT Vaughan Large Animal Teaching Hospital, by appointment or emergency admission, can be made by calling 334/844-4490. Referral for appointments can be made during regular business hours. The front office staff will gather a small amount of information in order to direct the call to the appropriate service and the call will be transferred to a clinician on duty. Referrals for after-hours emergency care can be made 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The after-hours student residents will gather a small amount of information before transferring your call to the resident veterinarian on duty.

What you can expect when you refer a patient:
It is our goal is to communicate with you as quickly as possible following the admission of referred patients. The clinicians will contact you by your preferred communications methods (by phone, email, text, or any combination you prefer). The clinicians will strive to communicate throughout hospitalization and when a significant change occurs in the patient’s care, including changes in the diagnosis or treatment regimen or the death of the patient. Additionally, you will be notified at the time the patient is discharged from the hospital, and discharge summaries will be emailed/faxed to you promptly.

We ask that if you have not received the level of communication that you would desire, please contact the clinician on the case to seek more information. Clinicians can be reached directly at 334/844-4490.