As part of your appointment you will meet with a final year student veterinarian, intern and/or resident. In most cases, you will be greeted first by the student who will take you and your pet into a consultation room, take a history from you and examine your pet. This step is an important part of the learning process for the final year students who are soon to be new veterinarians. Please note the student veterinarian will not provide any information on their findings or prognosis until they have consulted with a veterinarian. The student veterinarian will then take your pet to an examination area to consult with an intern or resident and supervising specialist veterinarian.
Following evaluation and consultation with the specialist veterinarian, the student veterinarian and primary veterinarian (intern or resident) will return to clarify any important history and discuss examination findings and recommendations for further diagnostic workup. This workup can sometimes be performed on the day of your appointment or your pet may need to be admitted overnight or re-admitted the following day for further workup. Availability of certain diagnostics is variable and cannot be guaranteed on the day of your appointment unless previously arranged. If possible, please ensure that your pet has not had breakfast on the morning of his/her appointment. Unlimited access to water is permitted unless you have been directed otherwise.