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Emergency and Urgent Care

If your pet needs emergency pet services during office hours please call us at 630-858-3530 to alert us to the situation so that we can prepare for your arrival to our animal urgent care facility. If you have a emergency outside of our regular office hours and need a veterinary emergency clinic, we recommend that you contact one of the following 24 hour hospitals:

Elk Grove Veterinary Specialty + Emergency
1050 Bonaventure Drive
Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007

Emergency Veterinary Services of St. Charles
530 Dunham Rd
St Charles, IL 60174

What constitutes a medical emergency?

Any of the following conditions should be considered an emergency where your pet needs emergency pet services:

  • A seizure lasting 15 minutes or more, or a chain of three within 24 hours
  • Repeated and frequent vomiting, or projectile diarrhea
  • A non-weight bearing lameness
  • A wound that goes all the way through the skin
  • A wound that is actively bleeding
  • Difficulty breathing, or open mouth breathing in cats
  • Constant coughing, or gagging
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Two hours of active labor during birth without a puppy or kitten being born
  • A sudden inability to walk, circling, or falling over repeatedly
  • A profound lethargy or reluctance to move
  • A lack of appetite for more than one day
  • Ingesting a toxin or a human drug
  • Being hit by a car or other serious trauma
  • A bleeding nose
  • A bloated abdomen
  • Hives or facial swelling

Emergency Pet Services Near you

If your pet ingests a toxin you may also contact the Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435. The APCC is a resource for any animal poison-related emergency. They are available 24 hours a day, year-round. A consultation fee may apply. If it is not an emergency please schedule online and we will make an appointment for you.