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Emergency Services

If You’re Looking For A Chicago Emergency Vet Because Of A Medical Emergency With Your Pet Then Time Is Of The Essence!

Our facility is open to help from 7am-8pm, Mon thru Sat. 

1556 S. Michigan Avenue, Ste.100
Chicago, IL 60605

(312) 583-1921

We are a full-service Chicago animal hospital offering emergency services and primary care. We see new cases between 7a-8p daily at our convenient Chicago South Loop animal hospital. We know how difficult it is to find an experienced veterinarian in Chicago, especially one who you trust during this stressful time with a member of your family. Our veterinarians and staff believe that an important part of being your family’s veterinarian is making sure you have access to experienced, compassionate, and cost conscious emergency care. Our fully-trained veterinarians and technicians are equipped to handle all veterinary emergencies at our state of the art animal hospital. If your pet is experiencing an emergency or has suffered a traumatic event, contact us immediately at (312) 583-1921.

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Signs/Symptoms that may indicate a Pet Emergency:

  • Blue, white or very pale gums
  • Labored/difficulty breathing
  • Coughing/Wheezing or frequent panting
  • Nasal discharge or congestion
  • Weakness/Lethargy/Collapse or loss of consciousness
  • Dizziness, imbalance, or circling
  • Inability to walk
  • Bloated abdomen
  • Lacerations/Bite wounds/Burns/other wounds
  • Bleeding
  • Accidental ingestion of a toxin, medication, chocolate, raisins, sugar-free gum, foreign objects
  • Difficulty giving birth
  • Seizures
  • Decreased/Poor Appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea/Constipation
  • Lameness
  • Excessive salivation
  • Excessive thirst (increased water intake)
  • Frequent and/or inappropriate urination
  • Blood in urine
  • Displays of pain/discomfort (such as crying when a specific area is touched or action is taken)
  • Smoke Inhalation
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Body temperature over 103 or under 99 (normal is typically 100.5-102.5)
  • Excessive scratching or dull, dry, or flaky hair coat

Our in-house laboratory, ECG/blood pressure monitors, radiology, ultrasound, and experience allows us to obtain critical information quickly about your pet.

Our state of the art surgical suite and experienced emergency surgeons are available to perform:

  • Enterotomy/Gastrotomy (i.e. Foreign body removal)
  • Cystotomy (i.e. Bladder stone removal)
  • Exploratory laparotomy (i.e. Biopsy retrieval)
  • Laceration/wound repair (i.e. Bite wounds/cuts)
  • Gastric dilatation-volvulus repair (ex. Bloat)
  • Hemoabdomen / Splenectomy (i.e. bleeding internally)
  • Cesarean section (C-section for distressed puppies/kittens)
  • Hernia repair
  • Pyometra (infected uterus)
  • Resection and Anastomosis (removal of diseased intestines)
  • Placement of feeding tubes, chest tubes, and central lines

We have oxygen delivered throughout our facility to reach patients in need of oxygen and we have blood products for pets in need of transfusions.   If you feel your pet has an urgent medical condition or has suffered a traumatic event that needs to be handled by an experienced emergency vet, or if you want to take advantage of our convenient hours for primary medical care, contact us at 312-583-1921.

Stay Calm for Safety’s Sake

During a crisis, try to remain calm. Your pet will need you to keep a clear head and to provide interim care until our services can be reached. It is very helpful to have another person to assist you when transporting your injured or gravely ill pet to the hospital. Please drive carefully and we recommend you use some form of patient restraint or containment, such as a pet carrier, when transporting.

IMPORTANT! ~ Do not give any medication until a veterinarian has examined your ill pet and has made the appropriate recommendations.  Even common over-the-counter medications for humans may have unexpected effects in animals – for example, acetaminophen and ibuprofen, common pain medications for humans, can be fatal to dogs and cats. By giving medication without the advice of a veterinarian, you may delay appropriate treatment or risk injury to your pet.

For after-hour emergency care please contact one of the following:

Veterinary Emergency Group

1114 South Clinton St., Unit B
Chicago, IL 60607
(872) 710-5226

MedVet Medical & Cancer Centers for Pets
3305 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 281-7110

Premier Veterinary Group – Chicago
3927 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

(773) 516-5800

Veterinary Emergency Group
755 West North Ave, Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 757-5444

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