If your pet has a medical emergency during office hours please call us at 630-858-3530 to alert us to the situation so that we can prepare for your arrival. If you have a emergency outside of our regular office hours, we recommend that you contact one of the following 24 hour hospitals:

Emergency Veterinary Services of Lisle
820 Ogden Avenue
Lisle, Illinois 60532

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:

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

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.