Photo: Christina Weese.
Photo: Christina Weese.

Post-operative care for patients from other clinics

To avoid future issues, the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre is clarifying its policy regarding overnight and weekend post-operative care of patients from other veterinary clinics.

While the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre (VMC) does offer 24-hour care to critically ill or injured patients that are admitted or referred to the hospital, the VMC does not have the resources to accept short-notice referrals requesting overnight or over-the-weekend care for post-operative patients from private veterinary clinics in the Saskatoon area. 

Referring veterinarians who have small animal patients that require a work-up and specialized care — including emergency and critical care services — are welcome to refer these animals to the VMC through the hospital's referral system. 

Thanks for your understanding. If you have any questions about the WCVM's referral policy regarding overnight post-operative care of patients, please contact Dr. Steve Manning ( 

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