Office Phone: (636)-220-4155 Radiologists are available, via cell phones, to discuss cases as needed. Please contact the office if you need to speak to the radiologist, and do not have their direct numbers.
Office email: email@example.com
This email can accept hyperlinks for radiographs and records. As well as non-emergent correspondence.
Record attachments email: firstname.lastname@example.org - Note: this email does NOT accept hyperlinks. This email is for importing records, and doesn't show the email it is sent from, so please provide: 1) Referring hospital name 2) Patient (first and last name) - so we can correctly assign the records.
We do not have a fax number.
Hours of Operation: 8am - 4:30pm Monday- Friday
STL VRA will be closed to observe the following holidays: Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Thurs and Fri. The week between Christmas Eve/Day and New years Day.
5 Referring cases:
1) Please give clients the office number (636-220-4155) and/or the portal STLVRA.com Business cards with contact information and our website QR code are available upon request.
2) Please clarify to the client which type of ultrasound you are wanting the them to set up.
Abdominal- This exam evaluates the organs contained within the abdomen (Liver, gallbladder, spleen, kidneys, adrenal glands, urinary bladder, prostate, reproductive organs, stomach, intestines, pancreas, lymph nodes. ) Thoracic (NOT a cardiac echocardiogram) - This exam evaluates cardiac structures within the thorax, including: plural space, mediastinum, lymph nodes, thoracic body wall, external lung margins, pericardial space. Please referral all heart patients to VSS or the University for cardiology consults. Musculoskeletal - Evaluation of the shoulders or iliopsoas musculature, external musculature of the limbs or body, external masses, swellings. Thyroid/cervical - Evaluation of the cervical soft tissues, lymph nodes, salivary glands, thyroid glands, vasculature of the neck.
Aspirates - diagnostic and therapeutic fluid collection - Costs range from $50-$200. Must have had a recent ultrasound. Any exceptions must be approved by the radiologist before appointment. Biopsy - are not currently available due to the lack of availability for true anesthesia. Radiograph consultation - with written report - $105 Please contact office or check rad consult availability through portal prior to sending a request. Otherwise your results may be delayed beyond your expectations if a radiologist is not available to read your images.
3) Costs: a) All types ultrasound exams - $430 b) Emergency exam fee -$80 (specific appointments that are not able to be scheduled on line, in an effort to have emergency spaces available within 24hours of need. Vet or client can call office to schedule.) c) Sedation - $30-75 d) Aspirates/Cysto/labs - Variable and will be discussed with client at time of appointment. e) Radiograph consult - $105
We have the following medications available on site: 1) Torbugesic - IV 2) Dexdormitor/Antiseden - IV and IM 3) Alfaxin - IV or IM
We also welcome oral medications sent with the client prior to the scheduled ultrasound exam, prescribed by the referring veterinarian.
If you feel any specific medication should be avoided in a particular patient, please feel free to contact us, and we can work out what is best for your individual patient.