Referral Philosophy

We would like to explain how we would like to work in partnership with you and your client's to help diagnose and treat their pet's eye problems.

We believe that we work as part of a three-way partnership with you and your client's to help diagnose and treat their pet's eye conditions.

Our goal is to provide you and your client's with great service to ensure that your referral is an excellent experience for both of you.

We understand that good communication is of the utmost importance in maintaining a great relationship and providing the best possible care of your client's pets.

We will ensure that we provide you with up to date referral information the same day your client's pet is seem by us.

To help your client's understand about the eye problem's their pet has, we will undertake to spend time explaining this to them and providing understandable information in the discharges.

Whenever possible, we will involve you in performing any additional diagnostic testing such as blood-work and x-rays. We will forward pathology results to you. This will ensure that you have the most up to date information on your patient's health.

We welcome feedback (bouquets as well) on how we are providing you and your client's with specialist eye care services and look forward to working with you.

Referral Form

Please submit this form when you are referring your patient for a specialist ophthalmology exam. The more information you can provide us, the better we can understand your client's pet's eye health problems. We will contact your client directly once we receive your referral.

Has this animal been seen by another veterinary ophthalmologist? *
If 'Yes', please call the clinic (519-654-2040) before submitting this referral.

(Dr. Whelan does not see cases that are currently under the care of another veterinary ophthalmologist or for second opinions)

Owner Information

Pet Information

Age *

Referring Clinic Information

Case Urgency *

Diagnostic History

Which eye(s) have the problem? *
How long have the change(s) been present? *
What are your clinical findings?
Diagnostic tests
Schirmer Tear Test
Fluorescein Stain
Intraocular Pressure
Tools used for IOP
Left eye
Right eye

Therapeutic History

Treatments and / or medications for this condition

Add Treatment / Medication

Additional health conditions and / or medications

Add Health Condition / Medication

Additional Information

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Dr. Whelan will be out of the office at an overseas conference from May 12th to May 28th. He will be back in the office on Monday May 29th.

During this time the office will remain open for medication refills and messages.

NEW patients (And patients we have not examined in the past 2 years):

Our schedule is currently booked 4-5 months out for NEW patients. This is too long for many of the medical cases being referred.

Until we can catch up with the current backlog of referral patients, we are currently not accepting any new medical or surgical referral cases. We will revisit this in mid-March.

If your patient cannot wait, please arrange a referral to another specialist ophthalmologist in our region

We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Thank you.

Dr. Whelan and Staff