BOARD-CERTIFIED VETERINARY REFERRALS
These services, provided by veterinary specialists, are accessible by referral through your routine veterinary care provider after determining your pet may further benefit from their focused skills.
Specialists are recognized through a formal training and certification program. Find out more information here: http://vetspecialists.com/
Referral appointments are arranged by your routine veterinary care provider:
Great Plains Veterinary Surgery is Manitoba's only board-certified veterinary surgical practice, specializing in orthopedic and soft tissue surgery. Appointments conducted at our hospital are on a scheduled basis only as these surgeons provide a mobile consultation and surgical referral service throughout Winnipeg.
The consultation and / or procedure may be conducted either on our premises or at another veterinary facility.
Referring veterinary practices submit patient medical records here: Specialist Appointment - Records Submission
Out of Province / Visiting
These veterinariany specialists provide their services locally but are only in Manitoba on a limited basis (once or twice annually).
Birchwood Animal Hospital clients interested in obtaining an appointment will be notified by us once the next available registration date is established or you may check mvma.ca for upcoming clinics.
Location of these specialist services will be listed on the MVMA website link above.
- Dr. Bruce Grahn (Western College of Veterinary Medicine) is a board-certified veterinarian specializing in ophthalomogy.
- Dr. Anthony Yu (Guelph Veterinary Specialty Hospital) is a board-certified veterinarian specializing in dermatology.
- Dr. Gary Landsberg (North Toronto Veterinary Behaviour Specialty Clinic) is a board-certified veterinary behaviourist.
Orthopedic & Soft Tissue Procedures
(For anesthetic procedures conducted at Birchwood Animal Hospital by local specialists)
A consultation will be arranged with the specialist who will obtain a history and determine the status of your pet's condition prior to discussing recommendations with you. An estimate will be provided for the recommended services but may be subject to change in cases where the diagnosis is not yet certain. An appointment for the procedure will then be scheduled
Once the procedure is complete, your pet then recovers from anesthesia in a warm, comfortable area under constant observation. Post-treatment care instructions concerning your pet's individual needs will be provided.
Most pets will be hospitalized until late afternoon or early evening unless a longer period is deemed necessary.
The need for follow up visits is determined on a case-by-case basis as it is dependent upon the treatment applied and your pet's response.