We know that veterinarians take the health, safety and wellbeing of the patients in their care seriously. Dr. Carlson and the rest of the team here at North Peninsula Veterinary Specialty Group are dedicated to providing our specialized services in a welcoming environment. As a private practice, we are able to hold ourselves to the highest of standards as your partner in a pet’s continuing health care. We provide referral veterinary services in the Bay Area and within a 120 mile radius of our San Mateo location. This includes orthopedic consultations and procedures, surgical oncology, laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery, general soft tissue surgery, advanced diagnostic imaging, trauma and wound management, reconstructive surgery and regenerative medicine for dogs and cats. We also work together with a rehabilitation facility to offer a pain clinic that provides a multimodal approach to recovery from surgery or injury and vast improvements in quality of life.

Referring a Patient to NPVSG

Veterinarians with a challenging case are always invited to reach out to North Peninsula Veterinary Specialty Group and Dr. Carlson. We believe that optimal pet health can be achieved when we come together to focus on combining our different areas of expertise toward a shared purpose. If you choose to refer a patient to us for specialty care, our goal is to support the pet and owner right now while also giving you all the help you need to manage their future care. As a privately owned veterinary referral center, we are able to approach every case in a way that benefits the patient and includes the rDVM. That relationship and sharing of information can continue for as long as you and your patient need us, too.

Referral Process for Veterinarians in the Bay Area

If you have a patient in need of one of our specialty veterinary services, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We’re available to discuss the case with you over the phone, though a referral letter is all that’s required to move forward with a pet’s care. We’ll work with you to coordinate a seamless transfer of health records. We pride ourselves on our ability to make the referral process as easy as possible. We will also ensure that all records are made available to you for continuing care afterward. Our specialty animal hospital offers the Bay Area veterinary community access to advanced diagnostic imaging and surgical procedures within a 120 mile radius of the clinic. If you are associated with an animal shelter or nonprofit rescue group, please reach out to us about the community work we do.


North Peninsula Veterinary Specialty Group provides specialty veterinary care, including orthopedics, surgical oncology, laparoscopic surgery, soft tissue surgery, trauma and wound management, reconstructive surgery, diagnostic imaging, a pain clinic and regenerative medicine for cats and dogs through specialty veterinary referral services in San Mateo, San Francisco, the Bay Area and a 120 miles radius.

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