Anne Arundel Veterinary Emergency Clinic may choose to refer you to a specialist to ensure your pet receives the best possible care. We are a part of the Chesapeake Veterinary Referral Center, which a coalition of veterinary specialists in the disciplines of emergency medicine, surgery, canine rehabilitation, internal medicine, oncology, cardiology, eye care, and neurology. This means that when your pet needs specialty care we already have a network of specialists to send them to and they are located in the same building we are.
While both transfers to and consultations with specialists are quite routine during the week, access to specialists cannot be guaranteed. This is because our specialists conduct their business during normal business hours on weekdays, and each specialist veterinarian has already committed to pre-scheduled appointments with other clients. Specialist consultations are performed between and after their regularly-scheduled appointments.
Specialists are only summoned to AAVEC after hours, at the discretion of the attending emergency veterinarian, and only in extreme life-threatening situations. After-hours specialist consultations cannot be guaranteed. To learn more about each veterinary specialist group and the outstanding services they provide, please take a moment to click through the links below: