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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?

We do take emergencies. Please call the clinic at (605) 878-7297 if your pet needs urgent care.

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. Please call ahead at (605) 878-7297 to see if we can fit your pet in as a drop off, or contact us ahead of time online or by phone to set up your appointment.

Please note: we want to ensure clarity regarding our process for addressing pet problems.We typically start with a discussion about your pets needs. Following this initial discussion, we may offer an appointment, a drop-off option if immediate appointments are unavailable, or if the situation requires Immediate treatment. Please also be aware that drop offs will be seen between already scheduled appointments and procedures. At times, when our schedule is already full with 3-4 drop-offs, we may suggest seeing the pet at the end of the day as an emergency case.


We brought our Great Dane here late at night in an emergency and we were treated so well, and Dr. Louis went above and beyond what we could’ve asked for. She was up front and honest about all the test results whether it was good or bad. She took such good care of our dog, and was so reasonable on the price of it all during this hardship. This place and Dr. Louis has earned my respect and future business.

D-Fire/ D-Pop

Great place to leave my little dog Eddie when I have appointments and I have also had other dogs with me and left there and they have done very well, they have been a blessing to me!!

Cindy A.

Dr Louis is awesome! We just moved from Illinois and found them online. So glad we chose Westside! Came in on a Sunday to see Lily, my 12 year old silky terrier with distressing symptoms. Lilly quickly recovered and is doing great! Thank you Dr. Louis!

Christine B.

Dr Louis and her staff are simply amazing! I always leave there feeling confident that my pets have received the absolute best care!

Deb F.

All of the staff is so caring & friendly, Dr Louis is amazing and so caring with our puppy. Definitely should be more than a 5 star

Brenda P.

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