We have a specialist for every need.
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 Cardiology, Surgery, Internal Medicine, Radiology, Neurology, Dentistry, Ophthalmology, Oncology, Diagnostic Imaging, and Pain Management, WVRC provides Wisconsin and northern Illinois with the highest quality veterinary medical attention 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Listen to what our clients are saying. For more information about WVRC, click here.
Exceptional people. Extraordinary care. 24/7.
Featured Success Story
Honey, a 13-week-old English Bulldog, came to WVRC’s Racine ER for evaluation of coughing and severe labored breathing, along with decreased appetite and lethargy. After running blood tests and taking chest x-rays, Dr. Carlson confirmed that Honey had pneumonia, which can be more dangerous for brachycephalic dogs (those with flatter faces), such as bulldogs, as their short muzzles/noses and shortened breathing passages make it more difficult to breathe even when they are healthy.
Dr. Carlson started Honey on antibiotics and placed her in oxygen to help her breathe. After a few days, Honey started showing an interest in eating and was starting to be weaned from oxygen but could only be on room air for short periods of time before her breathing would again get labored. Finally, after a few more days of antibiotics and oxygen, Honey was well enough to go home! It was suggested that she be in the bathroom when the shower was running because the steam would help loosen secretions and speed recovery. Honey’s owners shared that she is doing better and her energy has improved. We wish the best for this cutie!!
Latest Events & Happenings
Join Us at HAWS Romp ‘N Rally
Saturday, May 4, 2019 | 10am-2pm
Sussex Village Park | W244N6125 Weaver Dr, Sussex
It’s a great day for pets and their people, so save the date and get ready for fun! The day is full of exciting events: Lure Course, Fun on the Trails, Activity Ring, Demos, Prizes, R’nR Marketplace, R’nR Grill.
WVRC is honored to be a sponsor of this amazing event. Hope to see you there!