From time to time when your pet's admitting doctor is not present, your pet's attending doctor may need to contact you to discuss a change of status or treatment.
On a similar note, when the patients' admitting doctor's work week has ended before a patient has been discharged from the hospital, the patient will need to be transferred to one of our other doctors for continued care. When this occurs, you will be informed by your pet's primary hospital doctor.
Because of shift changes and workweek endings, patients can have different caretakers at different times of the day and week. We all work as a team and make rounds twice daily (sometimes more often) to be current with our hospitalized patients' conditions and status.
Having multiple doctors making clinical rounds and being able to consult with one another, aids in improving patient diagnosis, treatment, and care as well. We all take pride in trying to attain the best solutions for our patients to expedite the resolution of their conditions.
With your permission, we will keep their primary/referring DVM updated while in the hospital and, or, after being discharged from the hospital. At your request, any patient may be transferred to their primary/referring DVM or specialist for continued treatment and care.
We believe open communication with all parties is vital to the hospital/doctor-client-patient relationship. Please be respectful and mindful of other patients, clients, and our staff as you would expect from them.