Book A Referral

Home » Vets » Book A Referral

Book A Referral

Booking a referral for a patient to see Veterinary Cardiologists Australia is easy. Your client will see an experienced cardiologist who will provide a same-day diagnosis and recommend the best treatment plan for their pet.

You can make a booking by clicking the link below to book online, or by calling us. This will take you to the Veterinary Specialist Services website, where you can book in a referral for your client.

How to book a referral for your patient


  1. Recommend an appointment with VCA and call us or book an appointment online
  2. If you’re concerned about the urgency of the referral for the patient, call and ask to speak directly to a cardiologist

Free and urgent advice is always available – we will be here to guide you

Vets doing an ultrasound

Since we only take appointments by referral, you are the clients advocate for having their pet seen. The first step is recognising the urgency of the referral:


Urgent Referrals

If your patient has had a collapse event, is suffering from weakness, ascites or is breathing rapidly, please call us immediately and ask to speak directly with a cardiologist – we will always book in a time to see your client the same day.


Non-Urgent Referrals

For pets who do not have the signs of heart failure described above and are clinically stable, please advise your client or your receptionist to call the Veterinary Specialist Services team and we will book your patient in for the next available appointment.

Our promise to you


  • We’ll work together to assess the urgency of the referral
  • We’ll ensure same day access to a cardiologist for urgent patient referrals

  • Our team approach encourages the client to return to you for further follow-ups, diagnostics and management
  • You can always call us for free advice
  • We’ll support you with providing a management plan for your client and be there to answer any questions along the way
  • We collaborate with 24 hour emergency facilities at Underwood, Jindalee, and Carrara. In an emergency, your client will see an emergency clinician who has direct access to your VCA cardiologist 7 days a week
  • A satisfied client with an optimised patient management plan

Helping our clients give their best friend, their best life.