The Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center has plans to
construct an approximately 33,000-square-foot 24-hour
emergency and specialty vet hospital near its current
facility, which is located at 360 Bluemound Road.
CITY OF PEWAUKEE — The Wisconsin
Veterinary Referral Center has plans to construct an approximately
33,000-square-foot 24-hour emergency and specialty vet hospital
along the east side of Pewaukee Road south of Interstate 94 and just
north of the single-family residences on Sherwood Drive.
The WVRC is a 24-hour hospital offering emergency and specialty pet
care with locations in Waukesha, Grafton, and Racine. The WVRC
specializes in cardiology, surgery, internal medicine, radiology,
neurology, dentistry, ophthalmology, oncology, diagnostic imaging,
and pain management.
The project, which will be reviewed by the Plan Commission Thursday,
is an expansion of its current facility at 360 Bluemound Road. The
plans also include the possibility of a future 13,000 square-foot
expansion. WVRC Owner and Administrator John Beltz said the company
needs more space for its growing client base and patient load. Beltz
also said the proposal comes at a time when pet owners across the
nation have begun to look at pets differently.
“It’s just how we as a society view our pets now as oppose to the
distant past,” Beltz said. “People are increasingly thinking about
pets as part of their family and having the means to provide high
The project will also require rezoning the property from a
single-family residential district to a business district.
Consistent with the zoning request, developers are requesting an
amendment to the City of Pewaukee’s comprehensive plan and have
asked to have the property changed from a medium density residential
area to retail or service commercial area.