Once your general practice veterinarian refers you to VRSP, simply call to make your appointment. You’ll need to complete a patient information sheet prior to your appointment. You may complete this online or print and bring the form with you on the day of your appointment.

Preparing for Your Visit

We’ll need a few items to properly evaluate your pet’s condition. Please bring the following items, as applicable:

  • Copies of all current prior laboratory work, x-rays or other imaging
  • A history of your pet’s previous treatments
  • Any medications (in their original labeled containers) that your pet is currently or has recently taken
  • If your pet is staying for a procedure, please bring medications (in their original labeled containers) or special dietary needs. We do not accept raw diets. You may bring a favorite blanket or toy; however, please refrain from bringing irreplaceable items.
  • Please do not feed your pet the morning of your visit, as exams and diagnostic procedures may require sedation; water is permitted.

Please note that each patient must be seen by one of our surgeons for an initial evaluation. The initial visit is a fundamental part of the VRSP continuum of care, and it sets the foundation for a successful treatment plan.

Surgical Preparation

Some diagnostic or surgical procedures can be performed the same day as the initial appointment based on client preference and availability. If sedation is needed, we recommend no food (water is okay) after midnight the night before the appointment. For more involved surgical procedures (emergencies withstanding), patients will be scheduled in the near future. Most surgeries will require an overnight stay and, in some cases, an extended stay is necessary to ensure the best outcome. Click here for additional information.


The staff at VRSP is happy to give you a cost estimate before your initial visit. This broad estimate is based on the referral from your family veterinarian and our past experience with the condition. During your VRSP appointment, your surgeon is here to consult with you – answering any questions with regard to diagnostic and treatment options and the associated costs.

Payment Policy

For all patients admitted for a surgical procedure, we require 50% deposit, based on the estimated cost. Full payment is due at the time of discharge. We accept MasterCard, Visa, AmericanExpress, Discover, personal checks and cash. We also accept CareCredit veterinary financing. Please visit www.carecredit.com for pre-approval prior to your appointment to apply for a CareCredit account.