Resources for Referring Vets

Referral Policy: We greatly appreciate our referring veterinarians and strive to be a ready resource for consultations and information. We are happy to assist as little or as much as deemed necessary, and will always send you a detailed summary of our findings and recommendations after every examination of your patient. If your patient is experiencing an ocular emergency, please call us at (615) 690-9399 for a consultation. Please note: We are not an emergency facility and not set up to accept walk-ins, however, one of our ophthalmologists is available after hours for assistance over the phone.   While a referral from a veterinarian is not strictly required for a client to make an appointment, it is greatly preferred.  Patients should not be sent to our facility without first contacting one of our staff members, as we like to speak with clients prior to their arrival.

Contact for Consult: (615) 690-9399 or

Referral Form: Print the Referral Form PDF and fax or email.

Submit Online: Online Referral Form Please include any recent blood work and information about chronic conditions. We prefer that the client calls our office to set up the appointment so we can better coordinate with their schedule.

Equine Ophthalmology Services

Our doctors have extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease in horses. Visit our Equine Ophthalmology page for more information on our services for equine patients and practitioners.

Continuing Education

Veterinary Ophthalmology Services is happy to be able to offer continuing education courses in the newest advancements in ophthalmology.  Independent courses given at our practice are approved for one hour of continuing education credit and we send out invitations to local referring clinics several weeks before each course.   If you are outside of the Nashville area and would like notices of upcoming courses, please let us know!  We appreciate your feedback- please send your comments and suggestions (is there a topic you’re particularly interested in?) to

Doctor Visits

Are you unable to attend our CE meetings but would like to learn more about veterinary ophthalmology and our practice? Contact us to schedule a visiting doctor day. Our ophthalmologists are happy to host veterinarians interested in our clinical work.

Further Resources

Interested in boning up on ophthalmology? Please visit the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists’ website for descriptions of common illnesses and disorders here.