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Emergency Veterinary Care in Southern Wisconsin

At our three Badger Veterinary Hospital locations across Southern Wisconsin, we provide urgent veterinary care to cats and dogs in Rock, Dane and Jefferson Counties.

Daytime Emergency Care

Contact Badger Veterinary Hospital-Janesville

Janesville Hours

Call: (608) 754-1888

Contact Badger Veterinary Hospital-Cambridge

Cambridge Hours

Call: (608) 423-3555

Contact Badger Veterinary Hospital-Beloit

Beloit Hours

Call: (608) 362-1515

After-Hours Emergency Care

Contact VCA Veterinary Emergency Services - Janesville

OPEN: Everyday 5:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Call: 608-314-3510

Contact VCA Emergency & Specialty Center - Madison

OPEN: 24 Hours

Call: 608-222-2455

Contact Animal Emergency Clinic of Rockford

OPEN: 24 Hours
CLOSED: Fridays 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Call: 815-229-7791

Emergency Veterinary Services

If your pet is experiencing any behaviors or symptoms that are causing you some concern, contact the closest of our three locations as soon as you can or one of the after-hours emergency pet hospitals listed above. 

The reliable and compassionate team at Badger Veterinary Hospital offers veterinary care for dogs and cats on a work-in basis during our regular clinic hours. Animals are our passion and we are proud to be able to provide medical care to your companion when they need it the most.

Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency

If you are experiencing a veterinary emergency, follow the steps below.

  • Call Ahead If Possible - During our regular business hours, call the closest of our animal hospital locations to you. Outside of our regular hours, contact one of the three emergency facilities above to let them know that you are on your way. 
  • Follow Instructions Provided - When you call to let the emergency pet hospital know you are on your way, instructions may be provided to help you apply first aid or otherwise make your pet as comfortable as possible. Follow these instructions carefully.
  • Remain Calm - Remain as calm as you can around your pet. When an animal is in pain, they may react quite negatively towards anyone who is trying to help them by biting or scratching. 
  • Bring Your Pet In For Care - Do not put yourself at risk! Safely bring your pet to one of our Southern Wisconsin veterinary clinics or an after-hours emergency vet location detailed above.

Emergency FAQs

Read through our most frequently asked questions below to learn more about bringing your pet in for an emergency appointment at Badger Veterinary Hospital. 

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    Badger Veterinary Hospital provides emergency and urgent veterinary care for cats and dogs during our regular clinic hours. It's always best to contact us in advance if you can, but we understand that in emergency situations that's not always possible. 

    If we are unable to fit your pet into our schedule, we recommend that you visit the after-hours emergency vet location shown above. 

  • When is your clinic open?

    Our veterinarians see emergency cases for dogs and cats during our regular business hours. Follow the link below for our closest location to you.

    Janesville HoursCambridge HoursBeloit Hours

  • What situations require emergency veterinary care?

    The following situations are examples of emergencies that require immediate care:

    • Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
    • Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
    • Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
    • Fractured bones or severe lameness
    • Seizures and/or staggering
    • Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
    • Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
    • Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
    • Injuries to the eye(s)
    • Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
    • Heat stress or heatstroke
    • Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
    • Unconsciousness
  • How long will we have to wait to see the vet?

    Our Southern Wisconsin animal hospital is just like a human doctor's office—it can be unpredictable and you may have to wait. 

    We cannot predict what cases we will see and when they will arrive. If possible, call ahead to find out whether we are able to provide emergency care for your dog or cat.

    If we are unable to fit an emergency appointment into our vet's schedule we recommend that you visit the 24/7 animal emergency hospital detailed above. 

  • What happens if my pet needs to stay in the hospital?

    Some veterinary emergencies require intensive overnight care. At Badger Veterinary Hospital we provide overnight care for animals in need.

    While in our care, our dedicated team will treat your pet as if they were our own.

  • What types of animals do you treat?

    Our veterinarians are able to provide emergency treatments to dogs and cats during our regular clinic hours as part of our Small Animal Emergency Services.

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New Patients Welcome

Badger Veterinary Hospital is accepting new patients. Our team is passionate about the health of animals from across Southern Wisconsin. Contact our closest location to book your first appointment today!

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