86 W. Juniper Avenue
Gilbert, AZ 85233
Phone: 480-635-1110 ext. 7

Making a Referral

We Welcome Your Referrals

We understand you have choices for referral to a specialist, especially throughout the Valley. 
In general, we believe the quality of primary care in our community to be excellent. For those times, however, when you know a patient could benefit by our expertise, equipment or medical intervention, please know that we welcome your calls and will be honored to serve as your health care partner. We genuinely enjoy the camaraderie and collegiality our profession affords by the nature of the referral relationship. And your faith in us is accepted humbly. If there is ever anything that we can do personally to assist you, please let us know. We enjoy visiting your practices, providing lunch ‘n learns, or simply sharing a cup of coffee.

Tips for a Successful Referral

Cardiology Referrals

First, we want you to know that Dr. Church is available in different locations on different days. On Monday, he is in Scottsdale, and sees appointments in the Scottsdale Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Center. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, he is at our main location at AVS in Gilbert. Thursdays, he sees patients in Glendale at Southwest Veterinary Referral Center. All appointments are scheduled through our Gilbert location, and we will help your client schedule their appointments at the most convenient location.

When your client calls to schedule an appointment with Dr. Church, we will call you and request records. We always ask for the last year's worth of records. We ask that this include all medical notes, physical exams, lab results, and previous and current radiographic images. Imaging is extremely important for the cardio referral, as this is one of the best indicators of current cardiac condition and improvement over time.

Depending on the cardiac condition, Dr. Church will recommend either an echocardiogram and/or EKG or holter monitor. Radiographs may be recommended if no current images are available. If any additional testing is recommended, we will give your client a detailed treatment plan.

Internal Medicine Referrals
Outpatient Diagnostic Imaging & Teleradiology Services
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Let Us Help With Your Referrals

Desert Veterinary Medical Specialists
86 W. Juniper Avenue
Gilbert, AZ 85233

Phone:
480-635-1110 ext. 7
Fax: 480-892-0540

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Desert Veterinary Medical Specialists
located in the Arizona Veterinary Specialists Building

86 W. Juniper Avenue
Gilbert, AZ 85233
Phone: 480-635-1110 ext. 7
Fax: 480-365-0641
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