Please note that Sage specialists accept appointments on a referral basis. We work in conjunction with your family veterinarian, so please ask them for a referral to one of our specialists.
At Sage, we speak of a “triad of caregivers,” consisting of:
- Referring veterinarians
- Sage specialists
You and your family veterinarian are the first line of care in your pet’s health and well-being. In some complex cases, your family veterinarian may elect to refer your pet to a specialist who has the advanced training, expertise, and equipment needed to continue to provide the best possible care for your pet.
When a referral is indicated, your family veterinarian will discuss this process with you and then provide us with all pertinent information regarding your pet’s history and current medical problem. Often they will call one of our specialists to discuss the case being referred. They will also fax medical records to us, send your pet’s imaging studies, or even ask you to bring x-rays to your pet’s consultation.
To maintain the triad of care, our specialists will keep you and your family veterinarian informed of your pet’s progress after your initial consultation and subsequent recheck appointments. This continuity between specialist and family veterinarian ensures the best possible outcome for your pet.
To make referral appointments, download forms, and access resources, use the directory at left.