For Pet Owners
The Best Care For Your Best Friend
SAGE understands the significant role your pet has within your family. We pledge to always be the best choice for unparalleled emergency and specialty care for your pet.
At SAGE, we speak of a “triad of caregivers,” consisting of:
Clients • Primary Veterinarians • SAGE Specialists
You and your primary veterinarian are the first line of care in your pet’s health and well-being. In some complex cases, your primary veterinarian may elect to refer your pet to an emergency doctor and/or specialist who has the advanced training, expertise, and equipment needed to continue to provide the best possible care for your pet.
When a referral is indicated, your primary veterinarian will discuss this process with you and then provide us with all pertinent information regarding your pet’s history and current medical problem. Often they will call one of our specialists to discuss the case being referred. They will also fax or email medical records to us, send your pet’s imaging studies, or even ask you to bring x-rays to your pet’s consultation.
To maintain the triad of care, SAGE doctors will keep you and your primary veterinarian informed of your pet’s progress after your initial consultation and/or visit, and any subsequent recheck appointments. This continuity between you, your primary veterinarian and SAGE ensures the best possible outcome for your pet.
Pet Owner FAQs
What is a veterinary specialist
Why am I being referred to a board-certified specialist for my pet’s care
What should I expect from my consultation with a board-certified specialist
Why does my pet need to be fasted before the appointment
When do specialty medicine diagnostics or medical procedures take place
What are my options for medical care
Thank you for giving SAGE the opportunity to care for your pet. Find more information about obtaining an appointment with one of our specialists.
Find information related to all fields of veterinary medicine in our helpful brochures section.
How to care videos, commercials, and more can be found in our video gallery.
SAGE offers a free Pet Caregiver Support Group to any one of our clients from SAGE’s four Bay Area locations.
SAGE Centers is focused on providing outstanding patient care. We also participate in clinical trials designed to find new treatments, and we share information about clinical trials our partners are leading.