What constitutes an "Emergency"?
In any situation or case that occurs when your regular veterinarian is unable to see you. This could be a result of your clinic being closed, lack of an open appointment, or due to the severity and complicated nature of the medical issues of your pet.
If your pet has been involved in a life threatening accident such as:
- Hit by a car
- Long distance fall
- Massive Bleeding from a wound
If your pet is experiencing a sudden illness such as:
- Poison ingestion
- Respiratory distress
If your regular veterinarian has already treated you during the day but now it is the middle of the night and the situation has gotten worse.
- Surgical complications
- Vaccine reactions
- Wound care
How do you get an appointment?
Regular veterinarians refer most of our patients to Veterinary Emergency Service & Veterinary Specialty Center. However, you do not need a "referral" to schedule an appointment or bring your pet to VES/VSC.
To better serve you, we ask that you call us in advance. This allows our staff to prepare for your pets specific medical issues. However, we realize that sometimes there is not time to call. In these cases we welcome walk-ins. Both our Middleton & Madison locations are fully staffed 24/7 and equipped to treat all of your pets initial needs and to monitor their condition throughout the night. Our Janesville location is available weeknights and 24/7 over the weekend.
If there has been toxin ingestion, please bring the product and it's container with you to our clinic. We will also need to know how long it's been since ingestion.