About WVRC – Racine/Kenosha
An Ethos Veterinary Health Hospital
WVRC in Racine is a 24-hour emergency/critical care and specialty 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 Somers. Your pets are family, and they deserve to be treated with the care and compassion any family member would receive.
Our emergency and critical care 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 yourselves – 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 – Racine/Kenosha in Somers, you can rest assured that your pet is always in the reliable care of an experienced veterinarian.
Together, our team works to ensure that patients receive the best care and follow-up treatment possible by maintaining communication with your referring veterinarian.
Open 365 days a year, 24 hours per day, we offer state-of-the-art technology and exceptional patient care in Somers, Wisconsin
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 in Spring 2000. Today, WVRC is recognized as one of the largest, most diverse private veterinary emergency service/referral hospitals in Wisconsin. In February 2008, WVRC expanded its highly acclaimed 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 May 2019 WVRC joined Ethos Veterinary Health. Prior to joining Ethos, WVRC was owned by Dr. John Beltz and Dr. Jeffrey Meinen. Dr. Beltz started his career with Bulger Veterinary Hospital in 1994 after graduating from Tufts University. Dr. Meinen earned his DVM degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and joined WVRC in 2000. WVRC joined Ethos with the goal of becoming part of a supportive national group with similar values. Together, WVRC and Ethos Vet look forward to providing more value to our team, the veterinary community and our patients and clients. In January 2021 we moved to our new purpose-built hospital in Somers, WI.