Referring Veterinarians

Referral letters and supporting documentation are required to encourage a team approach to the patient’s care.

Please note: digital radiographs are accepted DICOM format. If you have questions regarding how to submit radiographs, please call for help. Paper items can be faxed to the Client Care front desk at (352) 846-2445.

Planning to attend in person or virtually?

2024 Referring Veterinarian Appreciation Day

We have almost a full day of in-person CE planned on June 15, from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Plus, we will have our popular three-hour Florida Rules and Laws and Pharmacy Dispensing Rules course available virtually!

Referring veterinarians resource

Access rVetLink

rVetLink is the referring veterinarian’s online portal to access patient records.

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Clinic Brochure and Magnet Requests

Is your clinic in need of UF Veterinary Hospitals brochures and/or magnets? Click below to fill out a request form and we will send these to you as soon as we can!


Referral FAQs

What happens when I refer?

All appointments are with a specialty service, not with a specific clinician.

If the referral is not an emergency, your client is welcome to schedule his or her appointment directly through our Call Center at (352) 392-2235. You will be informed of your patient’s arrival via rVetLink, our online records portal. Furthermore, Discharge Orders and diagnostic reports are available via rVetLink

What are the Small Animal Hospital’s emergency hours?

Emergency & Critical Care Department is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

When a patient needs to be referred on an emergency basis, please call our Call Center at (352) 392-2235; you will be transferred to the scheduled emergency clinician to discuss pertinent patient history prior to referral.

What about after hours calls?

Please call (352) 395-2235 if after 5 p.m. or on weekends/holidays to speak to the Emergency and Critical Care staff.

What is the Small Animal Hospital’s financial policy?

Our hospital is not subsidized to provide free or reduced-cost veterinary care. Clients should be prepared to pay for all care their pets receive at our hospital. All clients receive a written estimate of charges before the patient is admitted. The client should expect to pay a deposit at the time of admission. Owners of emergency patients are expected to pay an additional emergency fee. Clients are expected to pay any balance in full upon discharge. Owners will be notified of fee changes as they occur. Fees for outpatient visits are to be paid in full at the time of service. Hospital admission, including emergencies, requires a deposit of 75% of the high end of the estimate with the remaining balance due at time of discharge.

We accept cash, checks and major credit cards. The UF Veterinary Hospitals do not offer payment plans; however, we do accept CareCredit. For more information regarding our financial policies, clients can visit our financial services page.

Who do I contact about necropsies?

Necropsies are performed by the Department of Anatomic Pathology as part of its teaching program. There is a fee for the necropsy report. Please call the pathology supervisor, Jamie Kristina Coxon, at (352) 294-4528 regarding any questions you may have about necropsy services.

A final report on necropsies will be mailed to the owner and referring veterinarian 4-6 weeks after completion.

How do I request medical records from the Small Animal Hospital?

Use our online request form for medical records of a patient cared for at the Small Animal Hospital.

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