Professionals Area

The Veterinary Professionals section of our website is designed to contain information for our referring veterinary community, including the veterinary technicians, client care coordinators, and the entire healthcare team! Thank you for visiting! Some sections will be password-protected for our member hospitals only.

Wondering what the process is to refer a patient, or when each specialty sees appointments and at which location? Review the AERC Patient Referral Process and you'll have all of your questions answered!  See below for referral forms for specialty cases and emergencies.

To Refer a Patient to a Specialist: Please use our Patient Referral Form for Specialty Services to refer a patient to one of the following services: Cardiology (Available 2/1/14), Dentistry, Dermatology, Internal MedicineSurgery. To refer a patient for physical rehabilitation through The Sport & Strength Department, please use our Rehab Referral Form.

To Transfer a Patient for Emergency Care: Please use our Case Transfer Information Form to transfer a patient for Emergency & Critical Care. We also request that, whenever possible, you call the emergency clinician on duty to discuss the patient prior to its arrival. Thank you!

Meet our team of hardworking professionals, and get a glimpse into the activities "behind the scenes!"


"It has been a pleasure to get to know Dr. Steve Shadwick, DACVIM, as the director of the specialty medical service at AERC. He brings outstanding training from the internal medicine residency program at the University of Illinois. In our discussions about his plans for the internal medicine service, I have found him to be knowledgeable, enthusiastic, motivated, and dedicated to the practice of the highest quality of medicine. Clients will find him personable and willing to listen to their concerns. After over 20 years as a practicing internal medicine specialist in the Twin Cities, I find Dr. Shadwick a refreshing addition to the veterinary specialty community. I am looking forward to the contributions he will make to the community and the profession."

— Eric Goullaud, DVM, DACVIM


"Dr. Conni Wehausen, DACVECC, has been a wonderful addition to AERC. I have worked with her on many mutual patients and have nothing but positive things to say. She is always available for consultation on any case whether I end up referring the patient to her or not. She is an excellent clinician and highly skilled veterinarian, but more importantly she is compassionate and treats our patients and their owners with respect. The feedback I have received from clients has been very positive and I will continue to refer my critical and highly complex cases to her.

—Heather Stadtherr, DVM
Grand Avenue Veterinary Center

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