The Medicine Department at AAERC serves the needs of your pet through referral to Dr. Matthew Woodruff, our Medicine Resident. Dr. Woodruff accepts patients for neurological workups, oncology including chemotherapy, internal medicine, ultrasonography, endoscopy and bronchoscopy, and complex medical cases.
The usual process for referrals is first to obtain a referral letter from your regular Veterinarian, who will email or fax this to us at AAERC. Your regular Veterinarian will ask you to give us a phone call during business hours to make an appointment for a consultation to see Dr. Woodruff, who will spend time with you discussing your pet’s needs.
Together, you will decide on a treatment plan, and associated costs and procedures will be discussed with you. Some procedures or tests may be able to be performed that day, while others may require another appointment at a later time.
Dr. Woodruff also performs ultrasonography on an outpatient basis. This means that your pet will spend a few hours in the clinic with Dr. Woodruff, who will then send the ultrasound report back to your referring Veterinarian, who will inform you of the results. Typically, there is no need to speak with Dr. Woodruff for these cases.
Our Medicine Department have gold standard technology at their disposal, including automated laboratory equipment, digital x-ray, advanced anesthesia, CT imaging, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, endoscopy, bronchoscopy, ECG and advanced diagnostic and monitoring equipment to give your pet the very best care possible.
The Medicine Department accepts referrals for all medical conditions, including:
- Complex medical conditions
- Diabetic management
- Endocrine diseases
- Autoimmune diseases
- Infectious diseases
- Rare and unusual diseases
- Neurological diseases
- Cancer and chemotherapy