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Central Toronto Veterinary Referral Clinic

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For Pet Owners

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Why Choose CTVRC

Central Toronto Veterinary Referral Clinic (CTVRC) has many attributes which sets itself apart from other referral centers.

Exceptional service and care

Our doctors, certified veterinary technicians and assistants are skilled, experienced, and compassionate. Our goal is to create the best referral process possible and it is through exceptional service and communication that this goal can be obtained. While your pet is under our care, you and your referring veterinarian will be kept up to date on your pet’s status, diagnosis, and treatment.

Advanced Diagnostic Equipment

The Central Toronto Referral Clinic has advanced technology to offer exceptional care to our patients. Our clinic is equipped with a Computed Tomography (CT) scanner, which is a high resolutions X-ray tool that produces 3D images of patients. CT is a non-invasive method that allows the specialist to produce rapid, precise, and clear dimensional images of organs, bones, and tissue.

Coming for an Emergency Visit? Check-in Online

Patients must be referred to The Central Toronto Veterinary Referral Clinic by their family veterinarian. Your pet's regular veterinarian can complete the referral through their portal. They should include the details about your pet's problem and identify the appropriate department to see your pet.

To Schedule Your Appointment For Your Initial Visit, Call The Central Toronto Veterinary Referral Clinic at (416) 784-4444.

The reception team is available from 7 am to 7 pm, seven days a week to assist with your booking.

Prior to your initial visit

We recommend that you download and complete the Client Information Form. Please bring it to your appointment.

If you are to see our Nutrition Department, please download and complete the Nutrition Patient Form & Questionnaire.

Please email the completed copy to us at [email protected]

On the day of your initial visit

  • Be sure to bring all relevant information including the Client Information Form and any medicine or specific diet that your pet is taking.

  • In cases of surgery and major procedures, and as directed, please do not feed your pet for 12 hours prior to your appointment (except for very young animals, animals with diabetes, or when directed otherwise). However, water may be given up until the morning of the procedure.

  • Continue your pet’s normal medication schedule and bring all medications with you.

When You Arrive

After you check in with the receptionist, the doctor and technician will meet with you and your pet to perform a physical exam, obtain a complete medical history, and evaluate your pet’s condition. The doctor may also perform additional examinations or diagnostics in one of our diagnostic areas.

Our team will then put together an assessment of your pet’s treatment options, plans, and costs. The doctor will discuss this assessment with you, and together you will agree to a treatment plan for your pet.


Payment is required at the time services are provided. Cash, debit card, MasterCard, AMEX, and Visa are accepted forms of payment. A deposit in the full amount of the high end of the estimate will be required if your pet is staying at the hospital for further evaluation or treatment.

Client Education Sheets

Review our Client Education Sheets and view information via the link below.