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About Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center

Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center is a 24-hour animal hospital offering emergency and specialty pet care at our fully staffed facilities in Waukesha, Grafton, and Racine. Specializing in Anesthesiology/Pain Management,Cardiology,Critical Care,Dentistry,Dermatology,Internal Medicine,Integrative ServicesNeurology, Radiology/Diagnostic Imaging, Oncology, Ophthalmology, and Surgery, WVRC provides Wisconsin and northern Illinois with the highest quality veterinary medical attention 7 days a week, 365 days a year. For more information about WVRC, click here.

Exceptional people. Extraordinary care. 24/7.

Latest Happenings

Important Update – September 21, 2020

WVRC Grafton ER Back to Open 24/7  

WVRC – Grafton is now back to admitting emergency patients 24/7 on week days and weekends, as Waukesha and Racine have been. If possible, please call 866-542-3241 if your feel your pet is experiencing an emergency or proceed directly to one of our locations.


Thank you for your understanding and for being kind!

Veterinary practices are essential businesses and our medical teams have been working very hard to provide healthcare for your beloved pets, both before the COVID-19 pandemic began and beyond.

Please be Understanding

Our hospitals (and all veterinary clinics) have had to develop, adopt, adapt and roll-out additional safety measures to ensure our teams remain healthy and COVID-19 free, so we can continue to provide care for sick and injured pets. If members of our medical team get sick, our whole hospital is impacted as we test other team members, deep clean the hospital and attempt to halt a spread of disease. We do these things to keep our team safe, and so we can remain open to provide the care your pets need.

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Join us in Welcoming Dr. Kelly Wessberg to the WVRC Cardiology Team!

We are excited to announce that Dr. Kelly Wessberg, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology) will be providing biweekly cardiology services at WVRC-Racine/Kenosha starting June 26th.

Dr. Wessberg is an original Wisconsinite who also leads the cardiology service at our sister hospital Premier Veterinary Group in Illinois, an Ethos Veterinary Health hospital.  Dr. Wessberg is a great addition to the WVRC cardiology team and looks forward to providing additional cardiology care to pets in southeastern Wisconsin.

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE: For ALL Patients & Owners (7/31/2020)

The teams at the WVRC hospitals care deeply about the health and safety of our clients, patients and community. We are committed to continuing to provide 24/7 emergency and specialty care to our clients, while keeping our medical teams and your family safe.

As we continue to navigate best-practice guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to maintain open communications about our practices and the experience you can expect to receive if your pet requires care at one of our hospitals. The information in the article provides details on our ongoing approach, including our curbside concierge service, which remains in place for the mutual safety and well-being of our clients and hospital teams.

Thank you for allowing us to be your pet’s healthcare provider. We hope this update provides you with useful information for your visit, and we encourage you to call us with any additional questions.

If we all remain supportive of each other, we will become stronger and get through this together.

What clients should do when they arrive at the hospital with patients:

Call 866-542-3241 when you arrive in the parking lot. The menu will instruct you which number to push for our Waukesha (1), Grafton (2), or Racine (3) location. A member of our client care team will assist you.

Please remain in your vehicle with your pet.

Details on hospital procedures, curb-side service, medication refills, and more are outlined here.

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The Centers for Disease Control have a comprehensive website with general information and more about COVID-19 and animals: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html

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