Why you need a referral

Veterinary Specialty Center - Why you need a referral

Since we opened our doors in 1976, our team at Veterinary Specialty Center (VSC) has worked closely with the Chicago-area veterinary community and the families that they serve. Although some cases do come to VSC through the emergency room, most cases are referred by a pet’s primary care veterinarian when they either don’t have the diagnostic tools to identify what is wrong or a pet needs more advanced veterinary care than they are able to offer.

Once your pet is referred, our specialists stay in contact with your veterinarian throughout the case to keep him or her updated while diagnosing and treating your pet. That partnership continues until we are able to return your pet to your regular veterinarian’s care.