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Referring Veterinarians

One of our most powerful medical tools is our relationship with referring veterinarians. We’re honored to be your companion in specialty care.

Referral Information

For over 25 years, we’ve built our practice on compassionate care that shows consideration for everyone involved, from pet parent to primary care veterinarian. Our relationships with veterinarians and their patients mean the world to us, and we do everything we can to respect everyone’s time and concerns as we treat the pets of Western Pennsylvania and the tristate area.

If you’d like to make a referral by phone, you can reach us at 412.373.4200

Emergencies received:

24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year

Referrals accepted:

Phone: 412.373.4200
Fax: 412.373.4250

A Criticalist:

  • Is available 7 days a week, during business hours
  • Answers any questions you have regarding a potential referral, including costs
  • Receives any patient you directly refer during these times

Clients may visit their hospitalized pet:

  • 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
  • Patients are seen in order of medical priority, then by their arrival time.
  • A Critical Care Specialist, who will coordinate care according to medical need and availability, will see patients daily.

Appointments are scheduled in a timely manner for stable patients needing:

  • Advanced diagnostics
  • Procedures
  • Specialist consultation

Individual specialists are available during specific appointment times.

Patients are seen by a specialist at a specific time. Please advise your client that the office visit may take several hours, depending upon the diagnostic procedure(s) performed.

online materials

For your convenience, you may now access our brochures, handouts, and other materials online. Click the links below to view, download, and/or print these materials.


Continuing education

At Avets, we place a high value on continuing education to provide the latest advances in medicine and technology to our patients.