Veterinary Medical Referral Service

P.O. Box 65061
University Place, WA 98464

(253)475-5301

www.vmrctacoma.com

If you are a veterinarian looking to refer a patient, please explore our site.  You will find information about our staff, facility and the services we provide.  If you are looking for a specific service and you don't see it here, please call the office.  Our staff is happy to help in any way we can.

How Our Office Works

Patients are seen Monday through Thursday.  In an effort to accommodate the needs of our clients, we have begun alternating our appointment and procedure schedule.  We will see appointments for half the day and procedures will be performed the other half.  Please contact the office to make an appointment. 

All patients sent to our office are first scheduled for an Initial Exam and Consultation.  We ask that prior to the appointment, the referring hospital fax over all medical history and the results of all diagnostic workup.  Please attach a Referral Request Form to your fax.  This will help direct your records to Dr. Comer's staff.  Our fax number is 253-475-5926.  You may also send radiographs via e-mail to technicians@vmrctacoma.com or send them with the Phoenix, Idexx or Antech lab couriers.

Dr. Comer will review these records, examine the pet, and discuss treatment recommendations with the owner.  Future procedures will be scheduled at this time based upon the client's wishes.

We have created several methods to keep you informed of your patient's status.  An initial fax will be sent to you when the pet has been seen informing you of what diagnostics or procedures were performed.  When test results have come in, Dr. Comer will write you a referral letter indicating the diagnosis and/or treatment plan.  Please be aware, test results may take 3-5 business days.  It may take up to 2 weeks for you to receive a referral letter, depending upon the schedule of procedures and the turn around time for certain tests.

We will also notify you when recheck appointments and chemotherapy treatments have taken place.  A fax will be sent updating you on these appointments and any changes in current therapy.  Lab results will be forwarded after Dr. Comer has discussed them with the client.

If you would like to discuss a new or existing patient with Dr. Comer, you may e-mail her at
patient@vmrctacoma.com Our goal is to make it easier for you to receive updates and discuss patient care.

Some of our clients drive long distances to have their pet seen by Dr. Comer.  We do our best to accommodate these clients to reduce the number of times they need to drive to our clinic.  In certain situations, you can perform recheck lab work and fax us these results.  Please note, there may be an interpretation fee involved.  If you and/or the client wish to take advantage of this service, please attach the Patient Update Form and fill out the update section.  Because of the small fee, we request that you call our office to let us know that you would like Dr. Comer's interpretation.

If you would like to schedule a telephone consultation with Dr. Comer, please contact the office for an appointment.  Please use the same Referral Request Form attached to the records and fax them to our office.  Your clinic will be billed after the consultation has taken place.

At any time, if you need more information, please do not hesitate to contact the office at 253-475-5301.