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Westside Animal Clinic!

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Veterinarian in Watertown, SD

Our mission is simple – to put the needs of our patients first; from this, all else follows. We’ve put a great deal of thought into making your pet as comfortable and safe as possible while in our care and we designed our clinic and built our staff team with those concepts in mind; everything from our separate waiting rooms and hospital wards for dogs and cats to our calming blue color scheme and use of natural lighting. Our state-of-the-art equipment such as a digital x-ray machine, which means no more long waits for x-rays to develop, and our heated surgery table providing additional comfort to the animal, allow us to provide better care.

Our facility boasts a medical laser used for healing and pain management – giving you and your pet more treatment options. We have convenient hours, drop-off appointments and offer emergency care along with premium pet care and nutritional products. Westside Animal Clinic is committed to providing excellence in patient care with a high degree of professionalism. Learn more about Westside Animal Clinic.

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of pets do you treat?

We are happy to treat:

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Birds*
  • Reptiles*
  • “Pocket Pets” (Hamsters, Rats, etc.)*
  • Hedgehogs*

*We primarily treat these animals for basic veterinary care needs. For more specialized services, we will refer you to an exotic veterinarian. Please call or contact us for more information regarding these animals.

Are you accepting new patients?

Yes! We are accepting new patients. Please call us at (605) 878-7297 to request an appointment today.

Do you see emergencies after hours?

Yes! We are happy to see our existing patients after hours in case of an emergency. Call our clinic number (605) 878-7297 and you will be forwarded to our emergency line.

How do I know if it's an emergency?

You know your pet best. If you think it’s an emergency, it probably is. Here are a few common emergencies:

  • Poisoning
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Excessive throwing up
  • Animal bite/sting
  • Immobilized

If your pet is experiencing any of these symptoms, or something else, and you are not sure if it’s an emergency, please call us immediately at (605) 878-7297 and we will provide guidance on the next steps for your pet.

How do I request a prescription refill?

Please call us at (605) 878-7297 to request your pet’s prescription refill.

We Treat Your Pets Like Our Own

Westside Animal Clinic Has Warm & Friendly Staff

The staff at Westside Animal Clinic all share their lives with pets and view them as part of the family. From our doctors to administrative staff, everyone is dedicated to helping your pet companions maintain a long, healthy, happy life.

Due to an increase in our number of clients and in order to provide you with the highest quality service, we encourage you to make an appointment. We take drop-off appointments and we will try our best to accommodate your needs. Please call  (605) 878-7297 or contact us online to set up your appointment.


I trust these amazing people with my cat's life. They have done so well and are so kind and helpful. They will always pick up the phone and answer any questions I have. I highly recommend this animal clinic.

Brittney A.

Dr. Louis and all of her staff are fantastic. My cat loves it there. He has boarded there several times and gets his claws trimmed once a month. Whenever I have questions or health concerns about my cat they are quick to respond with care and compassion. The rates are low while the quality of care is extremely high. I highly recommend Westside Animal Clinic!

Brian T.

I have been going to Westside for awhile now, off and on. The staff is always respectful and caring when I come in. They listen and are willing to go over and beyond for their clients. If you need your cat(s) or dog(s) to see a vet, Westside clinic is an amazing clinic to go to.

AnnaMarie M.

Dr. Louis takes as much time as needed to answer all my questions when I take either of my girls in for a checkup. I appreciate her calm and quiet nature with Gabby and Winnie.

Amy E.

Dr. Lewis and the team at Westside are compassionate, knowledgeable, and helpful people. I made the change to Westside about two years ago and am so grateful that I did. I appreciate the love and care they give to my pets.

Allison B.

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