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 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, please call (608) 781-3466 so we can help you assess the situation and take the right course of action.

When We’re Closed / After-Hours Emergency Vet Care

If your pet has an after-hours emergency and you are an established client, please follow the steps listed below to speak with an on-call emergency veterinarian for assistance. They will assess your pet's condition and provide guidance on what to do next. This may involve waiting until the next day to see us or being referred promptly to a nearby ER facility.

Step 1

Dial (608) 781-3466 and listen to the recorded message.

Step 2

Select option “2” to reach the on-call emergency veterinarian.

Step 3

You may have to leave a message if the veterinarian is busy attending to another emergency. The veterinarian will return your call as soon as possible.

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.