College of Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Medical Center

Info. for referring vets

24-Hour emergency service

Call Emergency Service at 612-626-VETS (8387) 

Small animals

By phone
Call the Customer Contact Center at 612-626-VETS (8387) or 800-258-6838

By email or fax
Complete and submit an online Referral Request

  • Fill out the referral form completely and attach the medical record and fax to 612-624-8779 or email to
  • Please do not write "see enclosed records." Use our forms whenever possible to make certain our clinicians have all the information they need.
  • Indicate whether you are referring for a consultation, diagnosis, diagnosis and treatment, or second opinion.
  • Confirm all phone numbers for owners before making referrals to avoid a delay in processing the appointment.
  • If anesthesia is anticipated, send the results of lab work completed within the previous month.
  • Send a copy of the medical record and appropriate radiographs with the client. When at all possible, please send radiographs as original DICOM (.dcm) image files. If you are unsure how to do this, please contact your vendor.

Read more about referring small animals

Large animals

Call 612-625-6700

  • No referral form is needed
  • Upon calling, you will be transferred to a Large Animal clinician to discuss your referral case.
  • Send a copy of any applicable information, medical records, etc. with the client.
  • Please verify with the client the location of the referral site where you are sending them:

Piper Performance Clinic
Piper Equine Clinic
1801 Dudley Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

Large Animal Hospital
University of Minnesota
Veterinary Medical Center
1365 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108 

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  • Last modified on August 23, 2013