GCVS believes that maintaining strong relationships with our referring veterinarian partners is a priority. Our mission is to be the referral partner of choice for all veterinarians in the Houston area. We strive to provide the highest level of patient care by utilizing cutting edge medical technology and recruiting the best doctors and support staff for each of our specialty services. Our doctors and staff also strive to provide the best possible client care by demonstrating compassion, empathy and thorough communication. We are excited to continue to be a center of excellence in veterinary medicine through education, patient and client care, and our partnership with our referring veterinarians.

We are committed to providing prompt and regular updates as well as complete reports to your and your clients. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to work with your clients and patients. Feel free to use any of our available resources for your convenience and additional resources may be available by request. Please contact us to schedule a referral for one of your patients, or request additional resources and information.

Referral Forms

Use our online form to refer a patient:

GCVS Referral Form

You may also download the referral form. Please complete and fax or email this form, along with a detailed copy of the patient’s medical records. For a list of department fax numbers, please click here. If you need any assistance, contact us at:  713.693.1111

If referring patients for I-131, please click here for important information prior to submitting your referral.


Telemedicine Consultations


Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists offers remote consultations with our board certified specialists through an easy-to-use, web based platform. Telemedicine consultations are currently available for our Diagnostic Imaging and Nutrition services.

For more information on how to submit diagnostic imaging to our radiologists for a consultation, please click here.

For information on submitting a nutrition consultation, please click here.

Continuing Education

As part of our ongoing commitment to veterinary education and research, GCVS holds an annual Symposium as well as monthly roundtable discussions on the latest medical advances for veterinarians. GCVS obtains accredited approval through the TSBVME.  Hours vary depending on the session type. If you would like to be added to our CE Opportunities email list, or for any additional questions, please contact us at  .

Click here for a complete list of our 2016 Continuing Education Opportunities.


Monthly Rounds


Our monthly rounds are an opportunity for our referring DVM’s to continue their education throughout the year.  We currently offer an option to attend our casual, roundtable format, on the first Tuesday of each month (February-November) at the Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen at 7110 1960 Road West. These monthly sessions begin at 6:30 p.m. and have been approved for 1.5 hours by the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.

Annual Symposium

Our Fall Symposium is held annually to allow an opportunity for local veterinarians to obtain 15 hours of Continuing Education (CE) credit over a single weekend.  The 2016 Symposium was held on August 13th-14th at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Houston. We are pleased to provide this event free of charge to our valued referring partners.

Lunch n’ Learns

Looking for a more personal approach to CE? Have one of our board-certified specialists stop by for a lunch (or breakfast) time lecture. Not only will you receive 1 hour of CE credit, we will also provide food for you entire staff! Please contact marketing@gcvs.com for a complete list of available topics.

Referral Supplies

Are you in need of more referral supplies for your practice?  Please email us at  and let us know what you need!