Shreveport Veterinary Internal Medicine

Shreveport, LA 71105


Information for Clients

We are a referral hospital only.  This means that your primary care veterinarian must initiate your referral and first appointment. We are happy to help you with this process. Once we have all of the information from your veterinarian, we will contact you to set up a time for your first appointment. We schedule appointments Monday - Thursday, 9:00am - 11:00am.

The morning of the appointment we ask that you refrain from feeding your pet, and bring all medications that he/she is on in their original containers, as well as any x-rays done elsewhere.  Your pet may have water that morning.

If your pet is diabetic, give food and insulin as usual that morning.

Please arrive at your appointment 15 minutes early to fill out paperwork.  Or, to save time, you may print and fill out the necessary forms (provided below) ahead of time. At the bottom of the page there are forms for you first appointment, as well as any recheck appointments. Again, we encourage you to print them, complete them, and bring them with you to save you time.  Information about your pet's medical symptoms is very important to us for the diagnosis and management of your pet's disease.

Dr. Treadwell will go over your pet's detailed medical history, x-rays, and will examine your pet.  We will go over a detailed estimate of the projected diagnostics and treatments for the day.  Please understand that it is an estimate and it may change, but we will contact you if there are any major changes to the estimate.   In most cases, you will leave your pet with us for the day.

Most patients will go home that night, but occasionally they will need to stay at SVIM.  Patients that are not stable must be transported to the Animal Emergency Clinic on Line Avenue (318-227-2345).  Some may go back home or to the primary care veterinarian. We will work together with you and your family veterinarian to address what is best for your pet, as well as the schedules of all involved.

Feel free to call us (318-754-4753), or e-mail ( if you have any questions or concerns.

For more details open and print the forms below:

1.  Initial visit information - this page describes the day of the first appointment

2.  Owner information form - fill out your information and bring to your first appointment

3.  Pet information form - fill out information on your pet and bring to your first appointment

4.  Drop off form - fill out for every recheck appointment, this lets Dr. Treadwell know exactly how your pet is doing, and the medications you are currently giving your pet

File NameDescription / Comment
1. New Client Admitting and Discharge InformtaionInformation for new clients to know what to expect at their first visit to SVIM.
2. Drop Off FormUse this form when your pet has a recheck and you are leaving them with SVIM for the day.
3. New Client Information sheetUse this form for your first visit to SVIM so we have your contact information.
4. New Patient FormPlease fill out this form about your pet's condition.