Veterinary Services

The Best Preventative & Surgical Care

At Rice Lake Animal Hospital we provide comprehensive veterinary services with a caring and compassionate approach while keeping 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 include lab testing to aid in diagnosis, vaccinations, dentistry, and microchipping. We offer separately designated canine and feline housing for your pet's comfort. We also offer weight loss counseling and prescription diets.

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Preventative Veterinary Care

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Wellness Exams

During your pet's appointment, your veterinarian will perform a thorough physical examination. This includes:

  • Oral health exam
  • Vaccination status
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Behavioral counseling
  • Parasite prevention plan

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 provide a complete physical exam and appropriate blood tests to screen for any health problems.

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Dental Health & 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
  • Broken or missing teeth
  • Ulcerations or masses
  • 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 pets 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 and 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
  • 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 & Prevention

Avoid Fleas and Tick-Bourne Illness

Ticks can carry Lyme disease, Anaplasma, 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 sensitivities which cause scratching, inflamed skin, and sometimes a secondary bacterial skin infection. Topical and oral 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.

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Heartworm Screening & Prevention

Heartworm is prevented by giving your pet a monthly chewable or an injection once every six months. 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.

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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.

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Pet Micro-Chipping

Keep your pet safe! Pet microchips are tiny implants that are placed under the skin and 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.

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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 health, 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!

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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.

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Veterinary Internal Medicine & Disease Management

The long-term care of pets with chronic conditions involves strategies for disease management. 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.

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Cold Laser Therapy

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

  • Surgical and traumatic wound healing
  • Reducing scar tissue
  • Improving nerve function
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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 provide information to accurately assess your pet's skeletal structure and internal organs. 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 assess the internal structures of your pet's body in real time, including the liver, spleen, bladder, and other organs.

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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.

Pet Hospitalization


If your pet needs to stay at Rice Lake Animal Hospital overnight, they will receive exceptional care. Rest assured that your pet will feel at home in our separately designated canine and feline wards. Services may include monitoring of vital signs, daily physical examinations by our veterinarians, and ongoing care from vet techs. The hospital stay may also include administration of IV fluids, medications, oxygen, or other therapies.

If there are major changes in your pet's condition, we will alert you of any new information as soon as it is available.

Euthanasia and Cremation Services

Caring Euthanasia & Cremation Services

Rice Lake Animal 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.

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.

At the Rice Lake Animal Hospital, we strive to reduce the risks associated with your pet's surgical and anesthetic procedure. To do this, our skilled staff will monitor vital signs, provide adequate pain control, intravenous fluids, and other intraoperative therapies as needed. Your pet is also closely monitored during recovery until they are fully awake by one of our knowledgeable staff members. Our surgical suite is also equipped with a class four surgical laser which aids in some of our procedures to reduce intraoperative bleeding and pain during recovery.

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. Surgical extraction is the preferred technique for teeth that cannot be repaired.

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Orthopedic Surgery

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

  • Luxating patella repair
  • OCD lesions
  • Amputation
  • Femoral head osteotomy

Abdominal & Gastrointestinal Surgeries

Abdominal and gastrointestinal surgeries may be required to correct a number of issues. Some of the procedures performed at the Rice Lake Animal Hospital 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
  • Laryngeal paralysis
  • Elongated soft palate
  • Everted 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
  • Hernia repairs
  • Dewclaw removal
  • Surgical insemination
  • Anal gland removal
  • Laser declaw

Payment Options

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

Please call (715) 234-4709 any time with billing questions.

We offer several convenient payment options including cash, check, and credit card as well as CareCredit financing.

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