Emergencies, accidents, and illnesses are unfortunate facts of life, but how many of us plan for the unthinkable before it happens? What would you do if your pet were suddenly sick or injured? Do you have a plan? Do you know where to go for help if your pet needed critical care or had to be hospitalized?
Your pet is a special member of your family and provides you with companionship, entertainment, and unconditional love. But your pet relies on you for daily needs such as food, shelter, and safety and to take care of things when they go wrong. We also understand that things go wrong outside of normal business hours. Unique to other veterinary clinics in the Winona area, our expert veterinarians and technical support staff are available after-hours to current clients if an urgent need arises to answer questions, provide triage and to possibly see your pet in an emergency. However, due to our doctors and technicians also needing to be in top form during normal business hours, between 10pm and 8am weekdays and weekends you will be referred to Affiliated Emergency Veterinary Service in Rochester, MN as they are open and fully staffed at these times. If you feel your pet has a life threatening emergency between 10pm-8am, please head there straight away and let them know you are coming en-route. Their address is 121 23rd Ave SW Rochester, MN 55902 and their phone number is 507-424-3976.
Because Winona Veterinary Hospital is the only clinic in town available for after-hours, weekend and holiday emergencies, we can only accommodate current clients of Winona Veterinary Hospital for this service.