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Emergency Veterinary Care

Depending on scheduling and availability, our experienced veterinarians at Dells Animal Hospital are able to provide comprehensive emergency and urgent veterinary care for your pets during our regular clinic hours. We may refer you to one of the clinics listed below.

After-Hours Emergencies

Daytime Emergency Care

Contact Dells Animal Hospital


  • Monday:08:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Tuesday:08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Wednesday:08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday:08:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Friday:08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Saturday:08:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday:Closed

Call: (608) 253-7361

After-Hours Emergency Care

If you have an emergency or urgent care need after regular business hours, please visit one of the following emergency veterinary clinics:

Emergency Veterinary Services

If your pet is experiencing any concerning symptoms or has suffered a serious injury, contact our office right away during regular hours, or contact one of the after-hours emergency pet hospital locations above. 

Our experienced team at Dells Animal Hospital takes great pride in providing high-quality and compassionate veterinary care for your pets in most urgent or emergency situations.

Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency

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

  • Call Ahead If Possible - Call us immediately if it is during regular business hours. After hours, call one of the emergency animal hospitals listed above to make the necessary arrangements.
  • Follow Instructions Provided - While you are on the phone discussing your situation, the staff may offer guidance to help you apply first aid or otherwise make your pet as comfortable as possible. Please follow these instructions carefully.
  • Remain Calm - In an emergency situation, it is important to remain calm and be extra cautious around your pet. When an animal is in pain they often react negatively towards anyone trying to help and could potentially injure those around them.
  • Bring Your Pet In For Care - Do not put yourself at risk! Be sure to be as safe as possible while transporting your pet to our  Wisconsin Dells veterinary clinic or the after-hours emergency vet location above.

Emergency FAQs

We have provided the most frequently asked questions below to help you learn more about bringing your pet in for an emergency appointment at Dells Animal Hospital

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    Dells Animal Hospital provides emergency and urgent veterinary care for your companions during our regular clinic hours. We always recommend that you call in advance if possible, but we understand that in emergency situations that may not always happen.

    If we are unable to examine your pet or require equipment that we do not have, we will recommend one of the after-hours emergency vet locations shown above. 

  • When is your clinic open?

    Our veterinarians see emergency cases during our regular business hours:

    • Monday:08:00 am - 07:00 pm
    • Tuesday:08:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Wednesday:08:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Thursday:08:00 am - 07:00 pm
    • Friday:08:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Saturday:08:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Sunday:Closed

  • 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?

    Visiting our Wisconsin Dells animal hospital can occasionally be unpredictable and you may have to wait. 

    All cases are unique and we cannot predict what situations we will see and when they will arrive. We suggest calling ahead in order 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 one of the available 24/7 animal emergency hospitals detailed above. 

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

    We understand that certain situations may require intensive overnight care. At Dells Animal Hospital we provide emergency overnight care for animals in need.

    Our dedicated team is passionate about animal healthcare and will always treat your pet as if they were our own.

  • What types of animals do you treat?

    While our emergency veterinarians are mostly experienced with cats and dogs we are also available to see other small animals, such as birds and rodents.

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Dells Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Wisconsin Dells companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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