Center for Animal Health in Wauwatosa, WI

Center for Animal Health is a well-established, full-service, small animal, veterinary hospital located in Wauwatosa, WI.  We provide comprehensive medical, preventative, surgical and dental care to the Wauwatosa, West Allis, and Milwaukee areas. We provide a broad spectrum of diagnostic procedures through in-house testing and the use of external laboratories. We also work closely with local board specialists when special diagnostic procedures are required. Our facility includes laser therapy, in-house surgery suite, in-house digital x-ray capabilities, and a closely supervised hospitalization area.

We are here to service the cities of Wauwatosa, WI, Milwaukee, WI, West Allis, WI, Brookfield, WI, Greenfield, WI, New Berlin, WI, Menomonee Falls, WI, Greendale, WI, Oak Creek, WI, Glendale, WI and more!

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★★★★★ Dr Lavetter is very caring and up front with everything. We saw her at a previous clinic and when she was no longer there and we had misdiagnosis I immediately did some research to find where she was. It's worth the drive from Menomonee falls to see her. She immediately remembered us and especially lily. She always gains her trust and takes very good care of our furbaby. The techs are also very caring. I would and have recently referred a friend to see her.Robin C.Robin C. ★★★★★ The team is caring and welcoming! The vets and vet techs always answer my questions, and my dogs love coming! (The cats are happy once they're out of the carriers!)Dawn S.Dawn S. ★★★★★ Awesome people who treat people and animals as guests.thomas I.thomas I. ★★★★★ We started going to Center for Animal Health when Dr. Zaeske owned the practice. There were a few hiccups after he sold, which is typical, but they were so minor, they didn't make us consider switching. Today the practice runs like a well-oiled machine. Each and every staff member has been super friendly, extremely knowledgeable, and they make you feel like you and your pets are part of their family. They are completely up front about the pricing and each time we've called with an urgent request they've been quick and very accommodating. And Dr. La Vetter is the absolute best! We've already told her she can never retire!!We've been to a handful of practices over the years. Sure, a few may have been a little less expensive, but you truly get what you pay for. You're just a number to them. They don't get on the floor with your animal to gain their trust before doing an exam or administering vaccines. They don't remember details about your pet and make you feel like yours is the cutest and most amazing pet in the universe. And they make you wait, long after your scheduled appointment, sometimes for 30 minutes to several hours, in the exam room. And they surprise you at the end with unexpected charges that they didn't disclose up front.With Center for Animal Health your pet will receive top-notch care and they are great with communication whether it's a reminder about upcoming services that are due for your pet, medication refill reminders, or changes in clinic hours. We wouldn't go anywhere else!Patti R.Patti R. ★★★★★ Very friendly and caring vet trchsandrew T.andrew T. ★★★★★ I called in the morning about my sick kitty and was able to be seen the same day. Super easy and fast. Definitely recommend.Keziah K.Keziah K. ★★★★★ Fantastic veterinarians… Everybody was so warm and welcoming, and very concerned… Set up a nice plan for me for bringing my big boy back for some shots and a check up and I think they all fell in love with him… And he felt very comfortable there too he wasn’t scared at allJames A.James A. ★★★★★ I got an appt for my boys' annual visit right away. Members of the staff, especially Sarah/Sara at the front desk, are great. Very professional, friendly and helpful. The doctors are always attentive and affectionate toward my fur boy kitties, Opie and Milo. Four paws up!Wendy “Sis” W.Wendy “Sis” W. ★★★★★ Empanadas!!! Delish.Ellyn M.Ellyn M. ★★★★★ Great vet and friendly serviceAustin T.Austin T. ★★★★★ They take good care of my pup. They help keep me informed about what's going on, and are prompt with test results.Tim N.Tim N. ★★★★★ Great veterinarians, I like that they show you the bill of what they want to do and discuss it first in case you need to change things if you don't have enough money. They didn't judge me when I took Koda there smelling like dead animal, because I took him to the park before.nalabearz1nalabearz1 ★★★★★ Caring and dedicated staff. COVID policies well managed. Loved my cat! Treated her so gently.Christine W.Christine W. ★★★★★ Kitties love Dr Levetter. Patient, kind, and knowledge. Been going for years and love the staff, feel welcomed and know your animals will be treated with love.Alexandra sAlexandra s ★★★★★ The team at Center for animal health is fantastic. Our vet Dr. Lavetter has been truly incredible. She is super responsive and always sends us test results as soon as she has them. She goes above and beyond for her patients and we really appreciate that. The staff including but not limited to Grace and Miranda are wonderful and always eager to help. Our dog loves coming here.Samantha M.Samantha M. ★★★★★ The staff here are really helpful.Penny B.Penny B. ★★★★★ Great friendly people who care about your furry friendsJohn H.John H. ★★★★★ The staff is very kind, great customer service. I was very happy with the kindness they show towards my little chihuahua. I highly recommend this place.Tata C.Tata C. ★★★★★ Dr. Lyon has been wonderful.Took my dog to be seen for an acute problem and she was very friendly on the phone and via e-mail. She kept asking me if I had any more questions she could answer or any other concerns she could address. She called me herself with test results and made sure to go through them with much detail, allowing me time to ask questions.Amanda H.Amanda H. ★★★★★ The staff truly love animals and provide care options as needed. Their pricing is given before additional services are provided. We continue to travel much farther for their service even though we no longer live very near.Heather W.Heather W. ★★★★★ Very caring vets and techs. My dog lives goingRobin C.Robin C. ★★★★★ The staff is friendly and caring.Althea W.Althea W. ★★★★★ This facility is Fantastic! They are professional, polite, accommodating, and they take the time to explain what they do and will be doing so I am aware of everything happening to my pet. I am confident that he is in the best place he could be when I bring him here.TYLER P.TYLER P. ★★★★★ The staff always treat my cats as if they were members of their family!Emily W.Emily W. ★★★★★ Great place that really cares about your pet. We travel a distance to use their services and it is worth it.Lisa R.Lisa R. ★★★★★ Great vet. They've been wonderful with both dogs and cats. Reasonable rates and good advice on health care choicesMichael L.Michael L. ★★★★★ Great service in times of turmoilRobert W.Robert W. ★★★★★ We have taken our small dogs to this clinic for the past 6 years and highly recommend them. Very kind and professional staff. The health of our pups is their number one concern.Ann H.Ann H. ★★★★★ Love the curbside protocol during COVID! Techs are always super friendly here and do an excellent job with my anxious dog. Appointments have been quick, efficient, and thorough. Thank you, Center for Animal Health!Hannah F.Hannah F. ★★★★★ We have been in tosa just over a decade. They have been our vet since the day we moved in. They are everything you want in a vet. Knowledgeable and kind, considerate and thoughtful, available and accomodating.Debbie Q.Debbie Q. ★★★★★ Very very nice folksjessica P.jessica P. ★★★★★ My dog is almost 12 years old. He is such a handsome sweet Shiba,. For years, he suffered from unknown allergy, he lost a lot of fur and had no appetite to eat... We tried all kind of regimens: best fish oil, chia seed, wheat grass, probiotic etc. He wasn’t doing any better. When we took him for check up with Dr Lyon two weeks ago, she ordered stool test, next day, the office called and told us my dog had a kind of parasite. After taking the medication from doctor office within a week, most of my dog’s problems are gone, his fur is fluffy and soft, the bald spot has fur coming out... We saw quite a few veterinarians in the past, Dr. Lyon is the only vet asking to do stool test, we appreciate her knowledge and kindness!Jerri W.Jerri W. ★★★★★ My father had a really hard time when his long time best friend Lamb passed away (we all did). This was compounded by his dementia (which the staff did not know); it was hard for him to accept, he asked and re-asked lots of questions and had an awful lot he needed to share and get off his chest every time he called and the final time we came in to pick up our buddy's cremation remains. The entire staff, with special thanks to the front desk staff who took many calls from my father, treated him with nothing but loving patience and genuine concern. I don't think they realize how they played a huge part in making such a difficult situation a little more easy. Thank you!!!L GL G ★★★★★ They are great. Treat the dog like family.Ben K.Ben K. ★★★★★ Compassion, Caring, KnowledgeKathleen R.Kathleen R. ★★★★★ Very courteous and friendly and professional. No high pressure to conduct expensive testing - but the options are presented competently. Plus, they love my dog, so who doesn't love that?!Pam H.Pam H. ★★★★★ They are very accommodating for my super anxious Siberian. Prices are good and they never push services on you. Once I had a small concern for my dog and they let me just stop in free of charge since it required no additional treatments. I live an hour away and still go to this vet.Heather B.Heather B. ★★★★★ Walking in as a worried cat owner, I was immediately put at ease. The staff was so good and kind to my sick cat. They listened to me and heard my concerns. The staff is knowledgeable and my cat received the best care. I am thankful I found Center for Animal Health! It’s perfect right in my neighborhood.Maureen Mullen M.Maureen Mullen M. ★★★★★ The staff took great care of us from our 1st phone call for an appt through out until check out. It was easy to schudule. Dr LaVetter and the tech were animal and owner experienced, knowledge and friendly. When they all get on the floor with your pet you know they care.Deb W.Deb W. ★★★★★ Very friendly and excellent follow-up.Rebecca S.Rebecca S. ★★★★★ I love this vet and the clinic staff. We have been going here for awhile and my pets are well cared for and the staff have helped uswhen we have needed it.Amy T.Amy T. ★★★★★ Awesome place to take your pets for a need in care! The doctor and the staff, especially Dee Dee, are absolutely wonderful with my kitties!!! They always put my 2 nervous cats at ease before and during their exams. Have been going here for many years now and will continue to go for many more!!!! 🐈🐾🐈🐾alley K.alley K. ★★★★★ This group of awesome providers are always so kind to humans and animals. We have two (temporarily 3) dogs and a cat. We trust that whether it’s regular shots or to help with things that come up, our pets are in outstanding hands here. We couldn’t have healthy fur babies without them. Thank you. From kennel cough to nail clipping and everything in between we have been helped.Maureen D.Maureen D. ★★★★★ Staff very friendly and knowledgable. Treated my cat like I would. They answered all questions I had and their suggestions given were non-judgmental. Easy to make appointment and no prolonged waiting.Heather G.Heather G. ★★★★★ Been going here for 6 years. They put my cat down when i couldn't. They have taken awesome care my animals needed it. They have been so nice and careful with my cats. Dee dee is the best. She should be the boss of it all. Her touch and words are the best and needed!! Miss you allHannah S.Hannah S. ★★★★★ I love this place but even better, so does my little dog!!HammerFall365HammerFall365 ★★★★★ Really helpful, kind and courteous. Don't let the small storefront fool you; these vets and techs have large hearts and sure know what they're doing. UPDATE: I have now been using this veterinarian for a few years, and I can tell you that I have absolute faith in her. As for the practice, I cannot speak to the quality of anyone other than our vet, other than to say that the vet techs and everyone at the front desk have all been wonderful on more than one occasion.Drew R.Drew R. ★★★★★ Everyone at this clinic is awesome and so pet friendly. They offer advice and recommendations to make sure you are well informed but leave the final decision to you. Quick service, clean facility. Top notch vet.....the best in my book!!!Judy M.Judy M. ★★★★★ While our now "senior" dog will NEVER enjoy going to any vet's office (and never has her whole life), The Center for Animal Health makes every attempt to make her feel at ease. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. The location is very convenient for us (we can walk). We feel very good about the care being given to our current Lab and did about our last Lab mix. I would recommend this facility highly.Wendy S.Wendy S. ★★★★★ Center for Animal Health is a great place! They are very warm and friendly and really care about your pet. They are very accommodating!Victoria B.Victoria B. ★★★★★ The vet is really nice and friendly. The assistants were as well. My cat is definitely not used to going to the vet but they took care of him.Samantha W.Samantha W. ★★★★★ From the moment I walked in the front door to the time I leave, I feel my dog is cared for and loved. The team at Center for Animal Health is top notch and wonderful with explaining things , how they handle my dog and the hours are great.Lisa P.Lisa P. ★★★★★ Over the years I've been to a handful of different vets, trying to find the right fit. I love the staff here, from the receptionist when I scheduled my appointment, who referred to my cats as my babies, to the tech who tried to console my terrified kitties, and the vet who checked them out gently and in a way that seemed to keep them calm. I was appreciative that they allowed me to bring in my cats together, who seemed to be happier that way. Thanks for taking care of my toasted marshmallow Gizmo, and black nosed Widget 😻😻♥️♥️Shauna S.Shauna S. ★★★★★ They have excellent hours, and are very detailed in explanations. They make suggestions but do not make assumptions that you must or even will follow them. They do not yell at me too much because my cat has turned into a furry bowling ball.Carol K.Carol K. ★★★★★ Friendly staff - parking can be a challengeMarj K.Marj K. ★★★★☆ Good.Linda P.Linda P. ★★★★☆ Robbie's annual visitBarbara H.Barbara H. ★★★★☆ All of the staff was very caring to both my pets needs as well as minetom ctom cjs_loader

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827 N. 68th St.,
Wauwatosa, WI 53213


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Our Services

We understand that a pet is part of the family. Our goal is to provide each one with a long, healthy and happy life. The day your pet enters our hospital it becomes part of our family too. From new puppy and kittens to graying seniors, we are there every step of the way. Our comprehensive suite of veterinary services ensures that every aspect of their wellbeing is given the excellent care they deserve.

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The team at the Center for Animal Health takes great care of our pets and does a great job of remembering things from previous visits. They explain needs well and have good conversations that lead to health care questions we might not have thought of otherwise.

Dave L.

BEST VET around. We’ve been going here just over a year now and could not be happier with the people and the experience at CFAH! After relocating from out of state with a fleet of 5 pets I was a bit nervous about the process of finding a new vet. I was so lucky to find CFAH online. Every single person here is awesome, they’re all knowledgeable and very kind.

Dee C.

We have been coming here for a while when our dogs are sick and service is great. Yesterday though was a different routine, yesterday I had an emergency with one of my dogs and the reaction from everyone was quick. They treated him immediately and was updated often on the case. Everyone was sweet and helpful. I’m so thankful for this staff.

Daniela D.

I love how conveniently located they are and how easy it is to get an appt due to their extended hours. All vet techs and vets are very friendly and take their time with you. They’re also very patient with one of our fur babies who would rather strangers not poke, prod, or even *look* at her, and who is basically a contortionist with needles for hands.

Jackie L.

Our pets deserve the best, and the Center for Animal Health offers the highest level of care. The staff cares. They have the experience and knowledge of course, but they are also fun, professional, and compassionate. They are down to earth and are dedicated to taking care of fur babies and their owners.

Chris W.