Referral Info

Thank you for your continued support of MVSS

Please do not hesitate to call should you have any questions or concerns about your referral. Below are some preferences and a referral form for your use. Feel free to e-mail medical records, referral forms and diagnostic information to us.

  • Referrals are preferred, but not necessary for an initial examination and consultation. 

  • Patient Blood work:

    • Healthy Patients: blood work should be less than 30 days old.
    • Geriatric Patients: blood work should be less than 14 days old.
    • Patients with multiple co-morbidities: blood work should be less than 7 days old.
    •  Blood work should include a CBC and a full chemistry.
    • Please advise your client that additional blood work may be required prior to surgery and during hospitalization.
  • Patient Radiographs

    • Oncology Patients: three views of the thoracic cavity.
    • Orthopedic Patients: two views of the affected region.
    • MVSS will repeat the radiographs at the time of surgery. These radiographs are necessary to measure and template prior to procedures.  
    • Please advise your client that additional radiographs may be require to facilitate examination and diagnosis.
  • The complete patient record will be digitally faxed or emailed to your practice after your patient has been discharged.

  • Histopathology reports will be faxed to your practice once the report is available.

Please click the link below for a referral form. 

Surgical Referral Form - Download and Print


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Dr. Walesby is currently helping us through a rough time with our 17 mon old Dalmation mix. He is having his leg amputated this Tuesday, and Dr. Walesby has been with us the whole time. She had a room full of patients, but took the time with us in front of the X-ray light explaining Calvin's problem. She called us personally at 9PM with the results of the biopsy. She thoroughly explained Calvin's upcoming amputation, explaining all aspects of the surgery and the aftercare. It's a really awful time for us, but Dr. Walesby is so personable and upbeat, it makes it so much better. It's very obvious that she cares very deeply for her patients and their families."
    PN., Ellicott City, MD
  • "Dr. Walesby performed surgery on the soft palate of our dog Zoe. Since the surgery we have seen immense improvement in our dog's physical and emotional status. It's like she's a puppy again when in reality she is about 9yrs. old! Dr. Walesby is a very compassionate and knowledgeable surgeon; she takes the time to answer any and all questions you might have during the consultation appointment. Her entire staff shows compassion and concern for you and your pet! In our mind we could not have found a better facility to have the surgery done on our dog--thank you Dr. Walesby!!"
    Michele L., Manchester, PA
  • "I love this place! My Bernese Mountain Dog, Maggie has needed 5 different surgeries, 2 for ACL repairs and 3 for cancer and I have never wanted to take her anywhere else. The staff if professional yet kind and Dr. Walesby is caring and confident. She put me at ease when my 10 year old dog needed surgery by saying, "Don't worry, age is not a disease!""
    Lesley and Maggie Z. Thank you so much!!
  • "We traveled from Pennsylvania to Catonsville on the recommendation of our vet. We met with Dr. Walesby, she explained all costs up front, which included follow up exams to check his recovery and proper healing. Everyone we came in contact with was kind, considerate and patient. Our dogs recovery is now just about complete and we're both so happy. I had my doubts, but Dr. Walesby assured me he be good as new. He is and she's the best . Thank you."
    Judith U Hanover, PA
  • "Our mini schnauzer had chronic ear infections and we had to have her ear canal removed. Dr. Walesby was absolutely wonderful. She met with me and explained in detail the surgical process and what to expect after the surgery. She was so compassionate and warm. Her love of animals was very apparent! She personally followed-up with phone calls to check on our doggie to make sure everything was healing correctly. It was a pleasure to deal with her. I would recommend this practice to anyone with a pet in need of surgery. The cost was very reasonable when compared to other practices."
    Xina K Ellicott City, MD