Common Reasons For a Veterinary Referral:
-Difficult-to-diagnose lameness or mobility cases where another set of eyes or a functional assessment can guide diagnostics and a treatment plan.
-Desire to implement an integrative pain management plan.
-Management of chronic issues including osteoarthritis and neurological disorders.
-Conservative management for senior animals, animals with co-morbidities precluding anesthesia, or cases where non-surgical management is preferred over surgical (when appropriate).
-Pre-habilitation to increase the success of surgery especially with chronic, long-standing lameness (hypermobile shoulders or medial shoulder instability is a good example).
-Palliative care options to improve patient quality of life and support for care-givers (guardians).