Veterinary Specialist Referral Services

fort-pierce-veterinary-specialistsThe Animal Emergency and Referral Center provides a wide range of veterinary specialist services through referral by your family’s primary care veterinarian. Just as your family physician relies on specialists when necessary for your treatment, veterinarians refer their clients’ pets to us for specialized care. As such, we are an extension or partner to your veterinarian to provide the high-quality specialized care your pet needs in a timely and compassionate manner. In fact, due to the national and international prominence of our doctors, we are the premier choice of primary care veterinarians across Florida and nationally as well.

Our areas of specialty include:

  • Neurology and neurosurgery treating conditions such as epilepsy, encephalitis, neuropathies, myopathy, spinal cord disease, stroke, etc.
  • Cardiac disease, which includes implantation of pacemakers as well as diagnosis and treatment of all forms of cardiopulmonary disease.
  • Internal medicine
  • Chemotherapy
  • Surgery: Orthopedic and soft tissue as well as advanced surgical procedures such as tibial tuberosity advancemet (TTA), laparoscopic and laser surgeries.
  • Radiography and a wide range of advanced imaging diagnostics.
  • Hyperbaric oxygen as adjuvant therapy for conditions involving the nervous system, orthopedic procedures and internal medicine cases.


Our People

Despite the wide range of advanced diagnostics, lab resources, patient monitoring, and treatment options available to us, it is our people that make the difference. From our doctors to our veterinary technicians and support staff, we only select the best to be part of our team. The Animal Emergency and Referral Center is nothing if not a team-oriented practice dedicated to our one core goal: Providing the very best care for your pet. This means that our doctors work collaboratively to share their expertise in diagnosing and treating your pet. Meanwhile, our highly trained and experienced crew of veterinary technicians is ever-present to tend to your pet and act on the care recommendations of our doctors.


We Work with Your Veterinarian

Your family’s veterinarian is also a critical member of our team approach. We work closely with him or her to share information between our respective practices as well as to keep your veterinarian apprised of your pet’s progress. We believe that an open line of communication is essential for the proper treatment of your pet as well as to maintain the continuity of care between practices and your home. As part of our information sharing efforts, we do ask that our referral clients either bring or have their veterinarian send copies or a summary of your pet’s diagnostic and therapeutic records to date. This should include relevant previous radiographs, test results, and all medications being given to your pet, including heartworm prevention.

Discharge and Fees

When your pet is discharged from our facility you will receive an itemized receipt as well as a discharge record. We highly recommend contacting your primary care veterinarian soon after discharge so that he or she may evaluate and monitor your pet’s progress. Your veterinarian will also receive a consultation report by mail after discharge. Payment Options>