Consider us an extension of your practice.

From specialty and emergency critical care referrals to after-hours urgent care. From clinical diagnostic testing to necropsy. From case consultations to continuing education, the Veterinary Medical Center at The Ohio State University is here to support you, your practice, and your clients and patients. 
It is our mission to ensure that veterinarians who treat companion animals (dogs and cats), equine and farm animals can offer your clients access to the best that veterinary science can offer, in a supportive and caring environment, to help their animals live their best lives.

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Referral Partner Electronic Portals

To help streamline access and clinical information sharing with our referring veterinarian partners, the Veterinary Medical Center offers three online portals:

The rVetLink portal allows for electronic referrals of your patients to and the sharing of patient information with our specialty hospitals’ service areas. The CoreOne laboratory portal offers convenient and easy access to our clinical pathology and anatomic pathology labs, without having to call, email or fax. Our VetRocket teleradiology portal provides a faster means to get digital images to a radiologist for interpretation and back out to the practitioner to assist with case management.

The rVetLink portal is available for eReferrals and medical records information sharing between your practice and the VMC hospitals. If you already have log in credentials for the portal, please access the portal here.  Please remember to use the practice email address and not your individual email address to log in. 

If it is your first visit to the portal, please refer to the e-mail Welcome Letter that was sent to your practice with initial log in information.  We have provided a video tutorial to assist with using the portal, as well as a downloadable pdf.  

Should you need additional assistance, please contact or call (614) 292-0950, Monday through Friday during regular business hours. 

For clinical diagnostic laboratory submissions, including autopsy, microbiology, digital cytology and flow cytometry please use the Core One Portal link below. Visit the helpful resources section below for more information about submissions in each laboratory service area.

Core One Portal    [password required, see below]

If you forgot your password or if it is your first time using the portal, please click on the portal link above and enter the email address you typically use when doing business with our hospitals. There is a "forgot your password" button. Hit this button and you will be receive a password recovery link to set up a password, as long as you/your clinic email address is in our database. For a printable pdf tutorial on how to access the portal, followed by a tutorial for submitting an autopsy request, please click here.

Please note, BEFORE you inquire about an autopsy: 

  1. Animals cannot be accepted for autopsy without prior request from a referring veterinarian. 
  2. Submitting veterinarians will be billed for autopsy service and will receive autopsy results. 
  3. All remembrance items (e.g. fur clippings, pawprints) must be prepared by the referring veterinarian prior to sending remains for an autopsy. No remembrance items may be obtained after autopsy.

For submission guidelines, please visit the helpful resources section below.

If you have questions about submitting an autopsy request, please visit the anatomic pathology section of the VMC website here  


Please note:  At present, our teleradiology service is only accepting requests from Ohio-based practices. We apologize for any inconvenience to those outside of the state at this time. 

The Veterinary Medical Center’s Diagnostic Imaging & Radiology Service offers interpretation of digital imaging studies using VetRocket, an online Teleradiology portal. Typically, consultations received by 3pm on a weekday will be interpreted that day. Those received after 3pm, and those received on weekends and holidays, will be reported the next business day. All images are evaluated by a clinical faculty radiologist and a report is sent to the referring veterinarian. 

VetRocket portal access   [username and password required, see below]

Access to the Teleradiology portal requires a username and password. Please call our Diagnostic Imaging Service at (614) 292-1040, Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm EST, to set up a profile in the system. Please allow 24 hours for profile creation.  You will receive an email from with your clinic’s log in information and an AE title and IP address to use to send your images and request interpretation. For more information and submittal guidelines, please click here

The cost of the digital image interpretation services for radiographs is $75; for CT or MRI interpretation the cost is $150 per reading. For AAHA Radiographic Certification, the cost is $100. Please be sure to include the AAHA forms found on the AAHA website. Equine pre-purchase studies are $250. 

For more information about our Veterinary Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging service, including Teleradiology, please click here.

Consults and Contact Information 

Dog and Cat Specialty Referrals
Stephanie Yochem, Companion Animal Referral Coordinator

Practitioner Liaison
Doug Graham, DVM

Should you have interest in joining our practitioner advisory board or to share feedback, please contact our practitioner liaison above or Karin Zuckerman, VMC Director at, or the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Rustin Moore at

Individual Service e-mails 
This e-mail service has been established as a courtesy to our referring veterinarians to facilitate communication and transfer of information regarding referrals and consultations. This information is not intended for use by clients or animal owners. 

Please note, you will receive an auto-reply as soon as the e-mail has been received. You can expect a reply from someone on the given service within 24 hours during the week. If you do not receive a reply within that time period, please reach out again. The response time will likely be delayed on weekends and holidays.  Please do not use emails for emergency referrals. 

Emergency Contact Information
Companion Animal Emergencies:  614-292-3551 or the referral coordinator (614-292-0950)
Farm and Equine Emergencies:  614-292-6661
Please indicate that you are calling in reference to an emergency.

Specialty Services
Behavioral Medicine:
Blood Bank:
Emergency & Critical Care (Companion Animal):
Equine Surgery:
Equine Medicine:

Frank Stanton Veterinary Spectrum of Care Clinic (Primary care):

Integrated Oncology:
Internal Medicine:


Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine (Companion Animal):
Small Animal Surgery - General :

Small Animal Surgery - Orthopedic:
Theriogenology & Reproductive Medicine:


Clinical Trials Office 
Clinical Trials Office:

Partnering with You

The Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center Brand Promise to Practitioner Colleagues

Our Vision: To be your preferred emergency and referral hospital for your patients and clients
Our Purpose: To serve as an extension of your practice and as a resource and asset to you and your clients
Our Mission: To provide the highest quality emergency and specialty medicine for your patients and compassionate care for your clients while providing our students with an excellent capstone clinical education, making groundbreaking clinical discoveries, improving animal health and well-being, and advancing veterinary medicine
Our Commitment: To continually earn and maintain your trust and respect by working in partnership with you to provide the best possible care for your patients and service to your clients
Our Goal: To exceed your expectations and those of your clients
Our Pledge: To seek and use constructive feedback and suggestions from you and your clients as part of our continual improvement process

Please sign up to receive updates about our current clinical trials here, and stay tuned to our website if you do not see a current trial that fits you pet. We are always trying to improve the well being of our animals and new studies are being added every month. 

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