Veterinary Referral Center of North Texas

Specialty Practices
The Veterinary Referral Center of North Texas consists of five referral veterinary practices that treat animals referred to the clinics by veterinarians in general practice in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and surrounding areas. The five clinics act as an extension of the referring veterinarian's practice providing the highest quality care for clients and their pets with unusual or hard to manage conditions.

Animal Dermatology Referral Clinic
The Animal Dermatology Referral Clinic cares for dogs and cats with disorders of the skin and hair. This includes dogs and cats that are itching and licking themselves, exhibiting hair loss, animals with long standing ear infections, abnormal skin appearance, non-healing wounds, etc. These may be brought about by infection, inhalant allergy, contact allergy, food allergy, insects and fleas, autoimmune disease and other causes. The veterinary dermatologists examine the animals, recommends necessary procedures to obtain an accurate diagnosis before beginning appropriate therapy.

Animal Diagnostic Clinic
Offering comprehensive diagnostic internal medicine is the purpose of the Animal Diagnostic Clinic. These veterinary internal medicine specialists diagnose and treat animals with abnormalities of the heart and lungs, gastrointestinal track, liver, pancreas, lymph system, kidneys and urinary tract and others. Using a multi-disciplined team approach, the Clinic provides the highest quality care available. Animals that are diagnosed with cancer can receive appropriate chemotherapy at the Animal Diagnostic Clinic. Ultrasonography allows the veterinarians to examine internal tissue without resorting to surgery in many cases and endoscopy allows the doctor to view the appearance of the intestinal tract to aid in obtaining a diagnosis. Twenty-four hour care allows the animals to be under observation at all times.

Animal Ophthalmology Clinic
The Animal Ophthalmology Clinic is staffed by veterinary specialists that provide diagnoses and treatment of diseases of the eye and adjacent structures. Glaucoma (increased pressure within the eye) and cataracts are frequent abnormalities diagnosed at the Clinic. Other abnormalities of the eyes and lids include corneal ulcers, lacerations of the eye or lids, abnormalities associated with proper tear production, abnormalities of the lashes and abnormalities of the retina (the back of the eye where vision actually takes place). The veterinary ophthalmologists strive to preserve vision for animals whenever possible, prevent pain and promote the highest quality of life. They accomplish this by employing state-of-the-art equipment, using current and aggressive treatment and surgical techniques, as well as through retaining dedicated and highly trained staff.

Animal Radiology Clinic
The Animal Radiology Clinic provides a variety of diagnostic imaging and radiation treatment services performed by radiology specialists. Radiographs and ultrasound images are also sent to the radiologists for interpretation or second opinion on difficult cases. The imaging services offered at this facility include ultrasound, traditional X-ray, MRI and nuclear scintigraphy. Scintigraphy detects tracer amounts of radioactivity administered for detailed examination of organ function such as kidney, liver or thyroid, as well as bone scans. Radioactive iodine therapy is the most effective treatment for hyperthyroidism in cats and is offered at the Animal Radiology Clinic. Radiation therapy for control of many types of cancer is also performed. A consultation with the radiologist is the first step in determining if a pet is a good candidate for the specialized imaging or radiation treatments offered at this hospital. The Animal Radiology Clinic is dedicated to better animal health through the safe application of radiation treatment and diagnostic imaging.

Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center
These veterinary surgery specialists treat animals that require surgical correction due to diseased tissue, injury or abnormality. This includes fracture repair, surgery of the joints, surgery of the thorax or chest, abdominal surgery, soft tissue surgery, and surgery on the back and other neurological surgery. By having the proper knowledge and surgical equipment, many very difficult abnormalities can be repaired. The animals are routinely placed under inhalant anesthesia, receive pain management prior to and after surgery, have constant care with 24 hour monitoring, and are treated with the most up-to-date techniques available. The surgeons recommend other methods of treatment if surgery is not necessary or appropriate. Physical therapy is available for those animals with a condition that lends itself to those techniques.