Referring Veterinarian Consult Request

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NEW! Online Portal for Cardiology Consultations

Background

  • The LVMC has created a unified online portal for requesting consultations from our specialty services
  • The Consultation Portal allows our referral partners to submit consultation requests directly through the LVMC’s secure medical records system (CVIS)
  • The Consultation Portal is being implemented initially for the Cardiology service, with plans to expand to other specialty services

Benefits of the Consult Portal

  • Expedited initial consultation process
  • Direct and secure communication with specialists
  • Ability to share patient bloodwork, radiographs, and other images directly through the portal
  • Improved communications – no more “phone tag”!
  • Send and receive messages at your convenience

Other benefits of connecting to the LVMC through CVIS

  • Timely notification of case summaries and test results from patients you referred to the LVMC
  • 24-hour access to patient records and health information
  • Streamlines medical records management

Getting started is easy!

  1. Navigate to the CVIS login page (https://clinic-db.cvm.iastate.edu/cvis/)
  2. Sign in using your clinic’s CVIS user credentials (OR request a new account by completing a CVIS Pre-Registration Form)
  3. Choose “VMC Consultations” from the main menu and follow prompts to initiate a new consultation
  4. A step-by-step instruction sheet or, if you prefer, a video tutorial, are available to guide you through the Consultation Portal process!

Have questions about utilizing the Consultation Portal? Please contact:
Lori Schminke, LVMC Referral Coordinator: 515-294-4885
LVMC Cardiology Service: cardiology@iastate.edu