It is not necessary to have a referral from your regular veterinarian.
However, it is important that Dr Emma is made aware of your pet’s medical history, given that health issues can exacerbate, and in some cases even cause, behaviour problems.
Therefore, prior to your initial consultation, we require a copy of your pets’ medical history be sent to BBVS, in order that it can be reviewed in conjunction with your completed behaviour questionnaire .
Please phone your regular veterinarian to arrange this as they will need your permission, as owner, to send a copy to us.
It is also strongly recommended that your pet have a blood test (CBC, biochemistry including T4) and urinalysis (USG/dipstick) prior to your initial consultation with Dr Emma.
Not only does this give us additional information as to the physical health of the patient, these tests are usually required prior to starting medication (which may be required as part of your pets’ overall treatment plan).
**If blood/urinalysis results are not available prior to the consultation and medications are prescribed, we will advise you return to your regular veterinarian for the tests, which may delay treatment**.