About WVRC – Grafton
An Ethos Veterinary Health Hospital
WVRC in Grafton, Wisconsin, is a 24-hour emergency and critical care veterinary hospital dedicated to providing compassionate medical care to the dogs and cats entrusted to our care. Our team consists of emergency veterinarians, board-certified veterinary specialists, highly skilled technicians, and knowledgeable client care coordinators. We provide 24-hour emergency/critical care and veterinary specialty services at three hospitals in Waukesha, Grafton, and Racine. Your pets are family and deserve to be treated with the care and compassion any family member would receive.
Our emergency department accepts both walk-in and referral emergencies and maintains a full staff of exceptional people prepared to offer exceptional care.
For veterinarians seeking an emergency consult, please call 866-542-3241.
Our veterinary team is committed to maintaining regular and open lines of communication with you – the pet owner – and your family veterinarian. We are proud to provide our clients with timely access to the most advanced veterinary specialists and emergency services available today. At WVRC in Grafton, you can rest assured that your pet is always in the reliable care of an experienced veterinarian.
Our team works to ensure that patients receive the best care and follow-up treatment possible by communicating with your referring veterinarian.
The origins of WVRC (Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center) started with the establishment of the Emergency Veterinary Service in 1981 by a core of area veterinary hospitals. Over the years, other specialty practices joined the Emergency Veterinary Service and formed WVRC – Waukesha in Spring 2000. In February 2008, WVRC expanded its Emergency and Specialty Services to a second location in Grafton. In February 2013, WVRC added a third location with the purchase of Animal ER of Southeast Wisconsin in Racine. In 2020 we completed work on a new hospital building and transferred the WVRC – Racine location to the new hospital in Somers, WI.
In May 2019, WVRC joined Ethos Veterinary Health. Before joining Ethos, WVRC was owned by Drs. John Beltz and Jeffrey Meinen. Dr. Beltz started his career with Bulger Veterinary Hospital in 1994. WVRC joined Ethos to become part of a supportive national group with similar values. WVRC and Ethos Vet look forward to providing more value to our team, the veterinary community, and our patients and clients.