Daytime Emergency Care
After-Hours Emergency Care
Contact VCA Veterinary Emergency Services - Janesville
OPEN: Everyday 5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Contact VCA Emergency & Specialty Center - Madison
OPEN: 24 Hours
Contact Animal Emergency Clinic of Rockford
OPEN: 24 Hours
CLOSED: Fridays 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Emergency Veterinary Services
If your pet is experiencing any behaviors or symptoms that are causing you some concern, contact the closest of our 3 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 & Equine Services 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.
If you require equine emergency services, learn more about by following the link below.
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 our Southern Wisconsin veterinary clinic or the after-hours emergency vet location above.
Read through our most frequently asked questions below to learn more about bringing your pet in for an emergency appointment at Badger Veterinary Hospital & Equine Services.
- Do I need to call ahead?
Badger Veterinary Hospital & Equine Services 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?
- 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
- 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 & Equine Services 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.
Our vets are also able to provide emergency care to equine patients, with a doctor on-call 24/7.