The Vet Surgeon's Act (SA) requires any non-veterinarian treatment of animals be "directed by a vet". It doesn't clarify how the 'direction' should occur, but it would seem that a written 'referral' of sorts would more than amply cover requirements.
Generally, the following information covers most bases:
1. Current working diagnosis/clinical impression
2. Request for biomechanical assessment and relevant Chiropractic treatment.
3. Any notable red flags/contra-indications, that may impact treatment options.
4. A copy of current history/radiographic images/other relevant reports.
Most vets use our online referral form, here.
Otherwise referrals can be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Occasionally, we have owners ask to be directed to a vet, as they don't have a usual vet, in order to organise a referral. We already have a number of vets who are happy to provide this service, however, we plan to set up a page here listing vets they can go to for a chiropractic referral. If you'd like your practice to be added on the list, please let us know.
Any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Dr. Chris Hume-Phillips