The healthcare of pets is a partnership between owner and veterinarian.
At Premier – Chicago, maintaining excellent communication and strong relationships with our referring veterinarians is a priority. We aim to provide a smooth care transition for you and your client.
We understand that entrusting your patients to another veterinarian is an important decision, and we are pleased that you have chosen to partner with us. We are here to enhance your primary care services by assisting with emergency/urgent care cases on a 24-hour basis and by providing specialty care. Be assured that we are committed to working together to design a comprehensive treatment plan for your patients and that you will be kept updated on their progress at all times. We strive to be a valuable resource to both you and your clients.
We do not offer general practice services and make every effort to direct your client and patient back to you for follow-up care. Please contact us if you wish to discuss your patient’s case before referral.
Appointments and Referrals
Patient Transfers and Referrals
As a referring veterinarian, you can transfer your patients directly to us from your hospital, direct them here from home, or provide them with our contact information should they need after-hours care. If you require an estimate for your client prior to transfer, please call us; a team member will need to discuss case details to provide an accurate estimate.
If you are referring a patient for an ongoing or acute medical condition, please call and speak with one of our doctors about the case before the patient’s arrival to ensure the best service for your client.
You or your client can schedule appointments directly with any service.
If you have a patient that requires immediate care from one of our specialty services and there is no same-day appointment available, they will be admitted through our emergency service. Our emergency team will initiate treatment and facilitate the transfer of the patient to the appropriate service for ongoing care.
Drop-off Outpatient Abdominal Ultrasound appointments are available for patients in stable condition. > Learn More
Parking: We have a free parking lot immediately in front of our building, accessible from Belmont Ave. In addition, we also have free roof-top parking accessible from N. Harding Ave, just off Belmont Avenue.
Patient Records and Inpatient Care
- Our medical team will inform you of our mutual patient’s ongoing treatment plans and can provide phone updates at your request.
- Medical records are available in real-time through our online portal. Our team will also fax (if that is your preference) medical records to you daily.
- Premier-Chicago maintains an on-site supply of blood products, including whole blood, packed red blood cells, and fresh frozen plasma.
- Our surgeon is on call to provide advanced surgical support for our emergency service.
We hope to be a valuable resource to both you and your clients. We value and appreciate the trust you have placed in our team.