Veterinary Services in La Crosse
Our team is dedicated to making and keeping your pet healthy throughout their life. In addition to our wellness, dental, diagnostic, and surgical services, we are pleased to also offer many other veterinary services for your pet, including the following: pain management, ophthalmology, and microchipping.
Comprehensive Pain Management
One of our primary goals here at La Crosse Veterinary Clinic is to make sure your pet is as comfortable as possible, both at our animal hospital and in your home. To do this, we have a wide variety of safe, effective pain relief medications available. Whether your pet is in our animal hospital for a surgical procedure, wound treatment, or any other procedure, we will do everything we can to make and keep him/her comfortable.
Some of the most common conditions that typically require medication for pain relief:
- Joint strain & injuries
- Hip dysplasia
- Dental disease
- Lyme disease
- Ear & eye infections
- Wounds & lacerations
Ophthalmology treatment involves diagnosing and treating diseases and disorders of the eye, including the structures surrounding the eye. At our animal hospital, during every patient’s standard wellness exam, we evaluate the eyes to determine if there are any abnormalities. If abnormalities are found, we arrange for further evaluation and diagnostic testing to determine the best treatment for each pet. We have an in-clinic laboratory equipped with the technology to perform a number of diagnostic tests, and we also have access to outside laboratories and specialists, if necessary.
Many eye conditions seen in pets are similar to those seen in humans. A few of the most common eye conditions we diagnose or treat include:
- Cherry eye
- Dry eye
- Corneal ulcer
Cat and Dog Microchipping
Cat and dog microchipping is currently one of the few permanent forms of pet identification. We still recommend ID tags on collars, but having a microchip is a great way to increase the chances that your dog or cat will be returned to you, should he/she ever become separated from you. A microchip is a tiny device—about the size of a grain of rice—that is safely placed just under the surface of your pet’s skin.
Each microchip that we place here at La Crosse Veterinary Clinic contains a unique code with the owner’s information. The chip can be scanned by a handheld reader at most animal shelters and hospitals around the world, so if a microchipped dog or cat is lost and turned in to a shelter or veterinary clinic, the microchip can be scanned, and the pet can be reunited with his/her owner. Our microchips are compliant with the ISO (International Standards Organization), which means they’re approved for international travel.
If you would like to schedule an appointment to have your cat or dog microchipped or would like more information about our services, please call us at (608) 781-3466.
Both my cats love the service here. Never want to leave even after shots. Ladies at the front desk are always friendly. Vets are great. Highly recommend.
Dr. Skime and Krissy are fantastic! My 6 month old golden retriever ingested sugar free gum and was in pretty serious condition when I brought her in after hours. They worked so hard to bring her back to us:-). Our whole family thanks you for all you do (and Miss Lena too!)!
Our Sophie, a new German Shepherd rescue, loves Dr. Mitzelfeldt and staff! They were very kind and welcoming, helping us enter and leave the office without coming into contact with other pets, which helped Sophie stay calm and focused. Thank you for the wonderful care.
We've been going to La Crosse Vet Clinic for many years. They have been excellent! I commend them for being very understanding, kind and professional during difficult times. Five stars in our book!
I love the staff at La Crosse Vet clinic! They are always extremely friendly and helpful, and never make me feel like I'm asking a stupid question, or bothering them with all of my, sometimes off the wall, questions! Thank you for taking such wonderful care of my pets!