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Milwaukee Emergency Center for Animals is Wisconsin’s 24 hour Veterinary Animal Hospital Specializing in Critical Care and Pet Emergencies

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Meet Our Team

The Milwaukee Emergency Center for Animals and Specialty Services (MECA) is dedicated to providing the highest quality emergency and surgical care to small and exotic animals.

Animal First Aid & CPR Course

Sign up for our space-available classes, which enable pet owners to prevent accidents and administer life-saving care, as well as learn disaster preparedness techniques.

Pet Behavior Therapy

Pet behavior tips and advice for dogs and cats, by Animal Behaviorist, Dr. Manette Kohler, DVM.

  • Puppy Socialization
  • Canine Noise Phobias
  • Mouthing in Puppies
  • Feline Social Systems
  • Cognitive Disorder Syndrome

MECA Newsletter

Recent newsletter topics include:

  • Pet Dental Care
  • Cats and Asthma
  • Dangers of Plastic with Iguanas
  • Lyme Disease and Dogs
  • Canine Obesity

Milwaukee Emergency Center for Animals

Recent News and Happenings

4TH Annual MECA VEST A K-9 Event is a HUGE Success!

4TH Annual MECA VEST A K-9 Event is a HUGE Success!

Local Celebrities and Communities Make the 4th Annual MECA Vest A K–9 Fest a Success    Milwaukee, WI, July 21, 2015- This year‘s MECA Vest A K–9 Fest was the most successful yet! Celebrities from all over Wisconsin came to support their state’s police dogs and their human partners. The MECA Foundation was pleased with the help that Greenfield and its surrounding communities put forth to make the fundraiser such a success.     With around 1500 attendees, the atmosphere of the event was joyful and exciting. Brewer‘s fans were able to get autographs and take selfies with a large portion of the team. Jared Abbrederis came out and showed his support for the K–9s. Football fans were able to meet the Packer’s newest up and coming player.    Stuntwoman and model, Anita Hart, returned home to show her support as well.The stuntwoman wowed viewers when she participated in an exciting apprehension stunt with Greenfield K–9 Officer DJ.     Throughout the day, K–9 Officers were preforming demonstrations with their human handlers. This showed attendees how hard they work to protect our community. Also, how necessary the bullet and stab proof vests are.     WAMI Award winning artist, Nora Collins, performed throughout the day. This was the second year Collins performed at the MECA Fest. Her unique vocal talent and down home country spirit always makes for a fun and relaxing atmosphere.     Attendees were able to walk around and  look at the different vendors who came out to show their support.One lucky event attendee went home with a new water heater! Flat Rate Home Services raffled the item, along with free installation, off at their tent. The event was full of businesses from pet bakeries to plumbers!    Businesses from all over the area donated auction items to help raise money for the MECA Foundation. The auction was a huge success.... read more


Greenfield, WI July 9, 2015 – In its mission to provide total wellness for Wisconsin’s police canines, the MECA  Wisconsin Police Canine Vest Foundation, Inc. (The MECA Foundation) is presenting its 4th annual MECA Vest A K9 Fest.  The yearly event will be held on July 18th, 2015 from 10am-3pm at the Milwaukee Emergency Center for Animals, 3670 S. 108th Street, Greenfield, WI. “To say I’m thrilled by this year’s program is an understatement.  Each year our event gets bigger and better, but I’m truly humbled by the support we have received this year.  From the endorsement of Wisconsin’s professional athletes to the generosity of the community, 2015’s MECA Vest a K9 Fest will be the best yet”, said Dr. Marla Lichtenberger, founder of MECA Foundation.    The MECA Vest A K9 festivities will include a star-studded lineup including Wisconsin’s own Jared Abbrederis who, after playing for the Wisconsin Badgers, was drafted by the Green Bay Packers.  Abbrederis will be joined by Milwaukee professional baseball players Hernan Perez, Scooter Gennett, Neal Cotts, Corey Knebel, Michael Blazek, Jeffry Jeffries, Shane Peterson, Khris Davis, Taylor Jungmann, and Will Smith.  Autographs and photographs will be available.   Hollywood stuntwoman, Anita Hart will take on DJ, a Greenfield K-9 officer in an exhilarating apprehension stunt.  Attendees will be able to watch police dog demonstrations and dog agility shows.  Pet owners are welcome to bring their animals for a Pet Blessing courtesy of Pastor Bill Burkert from Our Lady of Lourdes.  Enjoy live entertainment from WAMI Award Winning country singer-songwriter Nora Collins and food from Kokopelli’s.    MECA Vest A K9 Fest-goers will be... read more


MECA Wisconsin Police Canine Vest Foundation, Inc ( MECA Foundation) would like to thank all of the sponsors who have come on board for the 2015/4th Annual MECA VEST A K-9 FEST! Top tier sponsors this year include: Flat Rate Home Services , Flat Rate Fox Cities, Badger Mutual Insurance,  and Buelow Vetter. This years MECA VEST A K-9 FEST is expected to be the most successful fundraising year to date.  For more information, check out the MECA... read more

MECA Services

Anesthesia Services

Monitoring is important to detect any possible problems early and take action, when necessary. We use several methods to monitor the condition of an animal while it is under anesthesia.

Animal Dentistry

Board certified veterinary dental specialists are trained to evaluate genetic as well as acquired problems.

Behavioral Therapy

Dr. Manette Kohler, Milwaukee ER for Animals’ expert Pet Behaviorist  has started taking appointments,

Blood Donation

There’s a terrible shortage of animal blood right now. We urgently need owners of healthy cats and dogs to consider bringing their animals in to become potential blood donors.

Critical Care

MECA specializes in the care of patients whose conditions require 24 hour monitoring and treatment, through our Wisconsin’s Emergency Vet Animal Hospital ER Team in our state-of-the-art Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Diagnostic Imaging

Barium Radiographs, Radiographic Contrast, Cystogram or Urethrogram, Echocardiography, Endoscopy, Radiography and
Specialized Ultrasounds services available.

Emergency Assistance

A veterinarian who treats emergencies, treats an acute illness or injury that can pose an immediate risk to a pet’s life or long-term health.

Epidural Injection
When deemed appropriate, a doctor at the Milwaukee Emergency Center for Animals may administer a type of anesthesia called epidural injection.
Exotics Care

For rare pets and exotics, we provide many of the same services that we offer to traditional pets.

General Examinations

We are always open with doctors in the building, so your pet can be seen at any time of the day.


Hospitalization Services are provided through our Emergency Vet Animal Hospital in Milwaukee.

In-House Laboratory

MECA provides the following general and specialized lab tests for animals in our care, our clients and DVM referrals to our leading Emergency Vet Animal Hospital Milwaukee by other clinics/veterinarians.


The Milwaukee Emergency Center for Animals can provide major and minor emergency veterinary hospital surgery.

Therapeutic Massage & Rehabilitation

The Milwaukee Emergency for Animals is now working with world-renowned Dr.Pedro Rivera and Michelle Rivera, MT, VDT from the Healing Oasis Wellness Center to introduce a new Therapeutic Massage and Rehabilitation Program for pets.

Contact Milwaukee Emergency Center for Animals

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