Are pets that are having difficulty walking or are paralyzed, emergent cases?

Yes! While there is some difference of opinion, the surgeons at VRSP believe these are emergent cases. If you have a patient that has progressive decline in neurologic function or is paralyzed with or without deep pain, please send your client to one of the following emergency clinics. You and your client must ask for the VRSP doctor on call, to ensure we’re contacted. We will work with the emergency clinic to determine the emergent nature of the condition. Our surgeons are on call 365 days a year.

Emergency Partners:

Animal Emergency Clinic of North Fulton
900 Mansell Rd, Roswell, GA 30076
(770) 594-2266

Cobb Emergency Veterinary Clinic

630 Cobb Parkway N., Marietta, GA 30062
(770) 424-9157

Cherokee Emergency Veterinary Clinic

7800 Highway 92, Woodstock GA 30189
(678) 238-0700

How can I reach a VRSP surgeon or neurologist after hours?

Our surgeons rotate emergency on-call, 365 days a year, at Cobb Emergency Clinic, Cherokee Emergency Clinic and Animal Emergency Clinic of North Fulton. When you call or send a client to one of these emergency clinics, please instruct the emergency staff and your client to ask for the VRSP doctor on call to be notified.

What days is VRSP open?

VRSP Marietta Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
VRSP Roswell Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
VRSP Woodstock Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Do we have a CT and MRI and what is the pricing?

We offer CT and MRI imaging at VRSP Center for Surgery, Neurology and Rehabilitation in Roswell. Clients who prefer to have surgery at the Marietta, or Woodstock locations can have imaging performed at the Roswell Center and schedule surgery and rechecks at our other locations. Please call for estimates. Recommended imaging varies based on patient and client’s needs.

How soon can you see my patient?

We make every effort to see your patients as quickly as possible. We can see emergencies same day. Please call so we can let you know which office can accommodate your emergency the quickest. Elective procedures are scheduled and can typically be seen in one to two days.

What is an estimate of the price for various procedures?

Each patient is different and there are typically several options available for diagnostics and treatment. We can give estimates for general procedures, but we prefer to discuss all options with our clients along with associated costs, so they can weigh all options. If you have questions, please call us. Estimates and options are given during consultation.

I haven’t taken x-rays or blood work. Should I?

We encourage referring veterinarians to send current (within the last three months) blood work and urine analysis on patients more than five years old. It’s up to the referring veterinarian whether or not to take radiographs. We are always willing to review radiographs.

If there’s a fracture should I splint it before sending the patient to you? If so what type of splint should I use?

Fractures below the elbow and stifle can be splinted or stabilized with a heavy padded bandage. Fractures above the elbow and stifle can be bandaged, but keep in mind that it would require a spica in order to stabilized the joints above and below the fracture.