Veterinary Services

The Best Preventative & Surgical Care

At Rice Lake Animal Hospital we provide comprehensive veterinary services with a caring and compassionate approach and your pet's comfort in mind. We offer total pet health care to help you keep your animal happy, healthy, and disease free. Please call today to speak to our staff or make an appointment in Rice Lake, Wisconsin.

Your Pet's Health Comes First

Experienced, Caring Veterinarians

Your pet's wellness program begins with annual visits to the veterinarian. The physical exam evaluates your dog or cat's health. We rely on you, the pet owner, to provide us with key information, and answer specific questions about your pet to reveal any developing health issues.

Our services including lab testing and diagnosis, dentistry, vaccinations, and microchipping. We offer designated separate canine and feline housing for your pet's comfort. Also, ask our vets about prescription diets, and weight loss counseling.

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Preventative Veterinary Care

Veterinary Specialists

Wellness Exams

During the exam, your veterinarian will do a complete assessment of your pet's health, including:

  • A complete physical
  • Dental health
  • Vaccination status
  • Exercise
  • Nutrition
  • Behavior

Your veterinarian will inspect your pet from nose to tail and let you know of any potential health issues. Be sure to mention any concerns you may have regarding your pet's health.

New Pet Exams, Litter Exams & Health Certificates

Make sure your new pet is in the best of health! We offer new puppy and kitten exams, litter exams, and health certificates.

Geriatric Screenings

Your aging pet may require special care, diet, or medication. Your veterinarian will do a complete screening for any health problems or nutritional concerns.

Pet Dental Services

Dental Prophylaxis (Dental Cleanings)

Your dog or cat's oral health is key to maintaining their overall health. Pets may adjust to living with oral pain and may not show signs of discomfort. During the oral exam, we will look at the teeth, tongue, and oral cavity. Our veterinarians and staff members are certified and trained in current techniques for animal dentistry and will suggest preventative measures to maintain your pet's oral health. With the correct preventative measures, your pet can achieve maximum oral health, preventing more serious dental disease.

Dental conditions which may affect your pet include:

  • Plaque
  • Malocclusion
  • Tooth loss or broken teeth
  • Mouth sores and ulcers
  • Gingivitis
  • Periodontal disease

Rice Lake Animal Hospital understands that dental care can be concerning, especially when it may involve general anesthesia. Unfortunately, periodontal disease affects most pet by age four or five. Periodic dental cleanings are essential to your pet's overall health.

A thorough oral cleaning is something you should trust to your veterinarian every 12–24 months. Tooth brushing is highly recommended and can be performed on your pet in the comfort of your home. You can also help your pet maintain good dental health by providing toys and treats that help clean or strengthen their teeth and gums.

Pet Vaccinations

Complete Vaccinations

Vaccinations play a very important role in your pet's overall health and longevity. Vaccines teach your pet's immune system to defend itself against disease. Vaccines are medically and scientifically proven to prevent the incubation and transmission of communicable diseases in dogs and cats.

Vaccinations will keep your pet happy, healthy, and free from diseases such as:

  • Bordetella
  • Dental diseases
  • Distemper
  • Feline leukemia
  • Leptospirosis (Lepto)
  • Lyme disease
  • Parvovirus
  • Rabies
  • Corona Virus

At Rice Lake Animal Hospital, we don't recommend the same immunizations for each pet. We treat your dog or cat as an individual and recommend a vaccination plan based on factors including age, lifestyle, and overall health. Our staff is here to help you understand which vaccines your pet needs and when they should be given to ensure optimal protection.

Pet Parasite Protection

Internal & External Parasite Control & Protection

Avoid Fleas and Ticks-Bourne Illness

Ticks can carry Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis, and other diseases that may be harmful to both your pet and your family. Fleas often cause common skin diseases in pets, including flea allergy dermatitis and allergic reaction, which cause scratching, inflamed skin, and sometimes a secondary bacterial skin infection. Topical and ingested options are available for effective flea and tick prevention.

Intestinal Parasites Hurt People Too

Intestinal parasites, also known as worms, reside within a pet's gastrointestinal tract. The most common signs of parasite infestation are diarrhea and vomiting. Some internal parasites may also infect people. Monthly deworming treatments, generally included with monthly Heartworm preventatives, can help protect your pet and your family from parasites.

Pet Parasite Protection

Heartworm Screening & Prevention

Heartworm is prevented by giving your pet monthly medication. Spread by mosquitoes, heartworm affects both cats and dogs, causing significant damage to the lungs and heart, and in some instances death. Treatment of advanced heartworm disease can be risky and expensive in dogs and effective treatment is not currently available for cats.

Complete Veterinary Services

Vet Testing & Diagnosis

State of the Art In-house Lab Testing & Diagnosis

The state-of-the-art veterinary facility at Rice Lake Animal Hospital is well-equipped and provides a comprehensive range of diagnostic tools and services. Our skilled veterinarians will discuss diagnostic options with you and make you part of the decision-making process at every turn. Working with both you and your pet, our goal is to ensure your pet has the fastest possible return to health.

Pet Micro-chipping

Pet Micro-Chipping

Keep your pet safe! Pet microchips are tiny sub-dermal implants that use safe radio frequency technology to transmit a unique number associated with your pet. If your pet is lost or stolen a staff member at a shelter or veterinary clinic can scan your pet to access your contact information in an online registry.

Pet Prescription Diets

Prescription Diets

Keep your pet as healthy as possible over their lifetime with a healthy diet that provides the proper nutrients. Great nutrition is important for your pet's physical, mental health, and longevity. Investing in a prescription diet can help eliminate allergies, obesity, intestinal problems, diabetes, and other food-related illnesses. A small investment in quality food now will pay off over time with fewer vet visits and a happy, healthy pet!

Vet Reproductive Counseling

Reproductive Counseling

Make sure your pet or breeding animal has a safe and healthy pregnancy. We offer complete reproductive services for established pet breeders and pet owners. We offer expert reproductive health care to ensure the best outcome for your animal.

Veterinary Specialists

Veterinary Internal Medicine & Disease Management

The long-term care of pets with chronic conditions involves strategies for disease management of chronic disorders. We offer expert guidance and therapeutic options for ailments including mobility, skin conditions, ophthalmology, and internal medicine, with a focus on improving your pet's quality of life.

Cold Laser Therapy

Cold Laser Therapy

Cold laser therapy works by using light frequencies to reducing inflammation and pain at the cellular level. Most often used to treat musculoskeletal pain, laser therapy can also help:

  • Surgical and traumatic wound healing
  • Reduce scar tissue
  • Improve nerve function
Vet Pharmacy

Fully Stocked Pharmacy

At Rice Lake Animal Hospital we understand how important is to have your pet's medication on hand. Our pharmacy is fully stocked with all the medications your dog or cat may need for treating a range of veterinary health conditions.

Vet Ultrasound & Radiology

Digital Radiology & Ultrasound

Veterinary diagnostic imaging is used to collect important information about your pet's health. Diagnostic imaging is typically non-invasive and completely painless.

X-rays are safe and relatively cost-effective. They provide information to accurately diagnose the skeletal structure and large body cavities or identify foreign objects. While X-rays are painless, your pet may benefit from sedation to eliminate stress or anxiety and improve image quality.

Ultrasound may be used to photograph internal tissues of your pet's body in real time, including the intestines and soft tissues. Ultrasound allows your vet to observe your pet's organs and blood flow from various angles and provides important detailed information in preparation for surgery. Rice Lake Animal Hospital has OFA and PennHip certification.

Pet Hospitalization


If your pet needs to stay at Rice Lake Animal Hospital overnight, they will receive round-the-clock care. Rest assured that your pet will feel at home in designated separate canine and feline housing. Services may include monitoring of vital signs like breathing and heart rate. The hospital stay may also include administration of IV fluids, medications, oxygen, or wound care.

Overnight stays include nursing care from skilled technicians who comfort pets who are in distress and make sure that they have plenty of food and water. If there are major changes in your pet's condition, the late-shift staff will alert you of any new information as soon as it is available.

Pet Emergency and Critical Care

Emergency, Urgent & Critical Care

Rice Lake Animal Hospital provides exceptional emergency, urgent, and critical care for your pet. Our 24-hour intensive care unit is staffed by compassionate, highly trained doctors and technicians who provide advanced medical support, IV fluids, medications, oxygen, transfusion therapy, and wound care.

Your pet will have access to 24/7 vital sign monitoring. Our critical care doctors are prepared to perform emergency procedures and our expert staff will be there to manage post-operative patients in the case of complications or special needs.

Euthanasia and Cremation Services

Caring Euthanasia & Cremation Services

Rice Lake Veterinary Hospital is committed to supporting you through all the stages of your pet's life. Making end-of-life decisions for a beloved pet is especially challenging and emotional. We strive to make these visits as stress-free as possible, for our patients and their owners.

We will help you know what to expect prior to your appointment. Our clinic offers a designated comfort room and private entrance for euthanasia patients. We also offer cremation services and an urn to hold your pet's remains.

Veterinary Surgical Services

If surgery is recommended for your dog or cat, we will help you understand the suggested surgical procedure, how it will be performed, and when it should take place.

Most modern pet surgeries are fairly low-risk. Important pre-surgical procedures including premedication, pain control, introduction of fluids, advanced monitoring of vital signs, and a highly skilled anesthesiologist to help reduce the risks associated with your pet's surgery. Rice Lake Animal Hospital has class four surgical laser capabilities.

Pet Spaying & Neutering

Routine Spay & Neuter

The compassionate veterinary team at Rice Lake Animal Hospital has successfully performed spay and neuter procedures on many cats and dogs of all breeds and ages. We help educate pet owners about spay and neuter procedures and their importance for your pet's health and safety. We can let you know the best time to spay or neuter your cat or dog, what to expect, and how to care for your pet after surgery.

Dog and cat spaying is essential to help control the pet population problem in the state of Wisconsin. We believe that spay and neuter procedures are an important part of responsible pet ownership.

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Dental Extractions

Pets often give no indication of chronic tooth pain. The removal of a problem tooth is sometimes the best option to maintain your pet's comfort and overall health.

A thorough dental evaluation and consultation will provide a complete prognosis, explanation of the benefits, potential risks, and cost of tooth extraction. Dental radiographs will be completed before the tooth is extracted. Surgical extraction is the preferred technique for teeth that cannot be repaired.

Complete Veterinary Surgical Services

Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic surgery corrects bone injury or joint conditions. The skilled veterinarians at our clinic perform orthopedic surgeries including:

  • Simple and complex fracture repair
  • Cruciate ligament repair (extracapsular stabilization and TTA rapid)
  • Luxating patella repair
  • OCD lesion
  • Amputation
  • Femoral head osteotomy

Abdominal & Gastrointestinal Surgeries

Abdominal and gastrointestinal surgeries may be required to correct a number of issues, procedures include:

  • Diaphragmatic hernia repair
  • Gallbladder removal
  • Nephrectomy and splenectomy
  • Liver biopsies
  • Urinary tract procedures
  • Foreign body removal

Upper Airway surgeries

The upper airway of dogs and cats includes the trachea (windpipe), lungs, nose, sinuses, pharynx, and larynx. Conditions that may require surgery include:

  • Stenotic nares
  • Elongated laryngeal paralysis
  • Soft palate
  • Exerted laryngeal saccules

Other Surgical Procedures

Other surgical procedures provided by Rice Lake Animal Hospital include:

  • Advanced wound repair
  • Biopsies and mass removals
  • Aural hematoma repair
  • Declaw removal
  • Surgical insemination
  • Anal gland removal

Payment Options

During each visit, a doctor will provide an estimate of fees for services and will answer all of your questions. If any additional diagnostic tests or treatments are recommended, they will be discussed with you. We understand that the costs of emergency and specialized veterinary care may be unexpected.

Please call (715) 205-4234 any time with billing questions.

We offer several convenient payment options including cash, check, and credit card.

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