The Purdue University Veterinary Hospital Emergency Service is not accepting referral cases between 10pm and 8am EST at this time.

For any referrals, please contact us at 765-494-1107 to ensure that we can accept your transfer.

Referring Veterinarians

Work with our team of providers to augment your patient's care and  continue to educate the future providers of veterinary medicine.

As our primary customer, we work as a team with the Referring Veterinarian. They entrusts us with their client and patient to augment the care they have already provided and thus permits us to continue to educate the future providers of veterinary medicine.

Referrals, while preferred, are not required for Small Animal Hospital patients (except for those that qualify to be seen through the Primary Care service). Equine Hopsital and Farm Animal Hospital referrals are welcome as well.

To request a Small Animal consult with us please call 765-496-1000 and for a Equine or Farm Animal consult please call 765-494-8548.

The Clinical Pathology Laboratory receives samples from our hospital clinicians, outside clinics and research institutions on routine and research samples.


Upon admission, a notification will be faxed to the Referring Veterinarian. Our clinicians will be in communication with the Referring Veterinarian, as much as possible, during their patient’s hospitalization to keep him/her up to date with the progress of the patient.

Following discharge (usually within 24 hours), a copy of the Visit Summary will be faxed to the Referring Veterinarian outlining in detail the case from admission to discharge.

In the unfortunate event that a referred patient passes away, the Referring Veterinarian will be notified either by a faxed notice or by a phone call from the attending clinician. A visit summary will follow.

Emergency Referrals

Before referring a patient for emergency care to the Purdue University Veterinary Hospital, please call and speak with an emergency clinician prior to making the referral to ensure that the patient can be received at our hospital. If a patient is stable, they may not be admitted through our emergency services if we are at capacity.

Small Animal Referrals

Small animal hospital referrals are preferred but not required.

Complete a referral form and email or fax any supporting documents to:

Fax: 765-496-1025
Phone: 765-496-1000 (Referral Veterinary Help Desk)

Farm Animal Referrals

Veterinarians may call the Farm Animal Hospital to make the appointment for their referral at 765-494-8548.

Equine Referrals

Veterinarians may call the Equine Hospital to make the appointment for their referral at 765-494-8548.

Referral Forms

Online Referral Form

Printable Referral Form


2021 rDVM Fall Report (PDF)