Pet Urgent Care in La Crosse, WI

At La Crosse Veterinary Clinic, we understand your pet’s health may take an unexpected turn, and that's why we're here to provide reliable pet urgent care services in La Crosse, WI.

We are fully staffed to provide general care and pet urgent care services for current clients during the following hours:

Monday – Friday: 7:30am-5:00pm
Saturday: 7:30am-1:00pm
Sunday: Closed

If your pet’s urgent problem arises during our opening hours and you are a current client, please call (608) 781-3466 so we can help you assess the situation and take the right course of action.

Does Your Pet Need Emergency Care After Hours?

We highly recommend contacting one of the emergency animal hospitals listed below if your pet is having an emergency outside our regular business hours. La Crosse Veterinary Clinic also offers a 24/7 emergency telehealth service. When you enroll in this program, you get access to a licensed veterinarian who can guide you on what to do next if your pet has a possible emergency.

veterinarian examining puppy

Urgent vs. Emergency: Knowing the Difference

It's important to be able to differentiate between urgent medical situations and emergencies for pets. Understanding this difference can be a lifesaver for your loved one.


An urgent situation involves a non-life-threatening issue that nonetheless requires prompt attention. This might include problems like minor injuries, vomiting, diarrhea, an allergic reaction, an ear infection, parasites, or a sudden change in behavior.


An emergency, on the other hand, is a critical, life-threatening condition. This includes severe trauma, difficulty breathing, uncontrolled bleeding, or unconsciousness. In emergency cases, immediate action is necessary.