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Referring Veterinarians

Questions about a case?


Dr. O’Neill and Dr. Ackermann are happy to provide over the phone consultations on more difficult cases or just simply to answer general questions. You can reach them via phone at 615-434-6268 or

Referring a Patient


To refer a patient have the owner call to schedule an appointment. Should you need brochures or cards to give to your clients please call (615-434-6268) or email (

To allow us to have a complete history please send 3 years, if available, of medical records along with any bloodwork or previous diagnostics the patient has had performed.


NVD Referral Form



After an initial visit to NVD, we will forward a copy of the discharge instructions given to the owner as well as a referral letter. You should also receive a copy of any discharge instructions after each subsequent appointment. We make every effort to forward any lab work or important updates as well. If you feel you are not receiving timely updates on your patient, please let us know.

Client Forms


Below is a link to our patient history form and records request form. Please have owner fill out and bring to appointment if possible.


NVD History Form

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