Emergency Clinics in the Madison Area & Poison Control Information

Madison Veterinary Specialists
2704 Royal Avenue
Madison, WI 53713




VCA Veterinary Emergency Service & Veterinary Specialty Center
1612 N. High Point Rd
Middleton, WI 53562




UW Veterinary Care Emergency Service
2015 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706




13 Animal emergencies that require immediate veterinary consultation and/or care

  1. Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn’t stop within five minutes
  2. Choking, difficulty breathing or nonstop coughing and gagging
  3. Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, coughing up blood, or blood in urine
  4. Inability to urinate or pass feces (stool), or obvious pain associated with urinating or passing stool
  5. Injuries to your pet’s eye(s)
  6. You suspect or know your pet has eaten something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
  7. Seizures and/or staggering
  8. Fractured bones, severe lameness or inability to move leg(s)
  9. Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
  10. Heat stress or heatstroke
  11. Severe vomiting or diarrhea – more than two episodes in a 24-hour period, or either of these combined with obvious illness or any of the other problems listed here
  12. Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
  13. Unconsciousness

   The bottom line is that ANY concern about your pet’s health warrants, at minimum, a call to your veterinarian.



Pet Poison Helpline



ASPCA Animal Poison Control