Emergency Vets in Illinois

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ADDRESS: 2600 West Galena Boulevard, Aurora IL 60506
TEL: (630) 301-6100
Our hospital is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year and provides a wide range of specialty, critical care and emergency services as well as primary care.
ADDRESS: 118 Greenwood Avenue, Bloomington IL 61704
TEL: (309) 665-5020
Our hospital and team of dedicated staff is available for after-hours and overnight emergency care for your sick pet. We offer services for diagnosing and managing your pet’s needs.
ADDRESS: 1515 Busch Parkway, Buffalo Grove IL 60089
TEL: (847) 459-7535
At Veterinary Specialty Center we believe that the enormous impact of the high-tech, state-of-the-art services we provide compels us to expand our mission. We not only want VSC to be an organization that is good but an organization that does good; for our patients, clients, referring veterinarians, staff, community and the environment.
ADDRESS: 2610 W. Bloomington Road, Champaign IL 61822
TEL: (217) 352-1446
Meadows Animal Hospital provides a variety of special services to make your pet comfortable, including separate entrances for cats and dogs, climate-controlled indoor runs, computerized technology, and high-tech lab equipment. Emergency service is available on a 24-hour basis.
ADDRESS: 3305 N. California Avenue Chicago IL 60618
TEL: (773) 281-7110
Welcome to MedVet Chicago. With more than 35 years of experience, our hospital is home to the most advanced 24-hour emergency and critical care services within the greater Chicagoland area. Additionally, we offer a full array of exceptional specialty services that serve as an extension of your family veterinarian’s practice.
ADDRESS: 3927 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago IL 60618
TEL: (773) 516-5800
Premier Veterinary Group: Animal Emergency & Specialty Centers believes that all veterinarians, pets and pet owners deserve premier experiences. Everything we do reflects this belief.
ADDRESS: 2800 N MLK Jr Drive, Decatur IL 62526
TEL: (217) 877-4393
Welcome to Northgate Pet Clinic, your local veterinarians in Decatur, Illinois. We’re pleased to provide a wide variety of veterinary services for animals in Decatur, Illinois and surrounding areas including: Elwin, Boody, Harristown, Bearsdale, Forsyth, Oreana, Oakley, Long Creek and Mt. Zion.
ADDRESS: 265 S River Road, Des Plaines IL 60016
TEL: (847) 299-0135
Wright Animal Hospital provides quality veterinary care for dogs, cats and exotic pets in Des Plaines, Illinois and the surrounding communities. We are a modern and inviting hospital boasting superb veterinarians, and numerous caring support staff dedicated to our patients, clients, and community.
ADDRESS: 2551 Warrenville Road, Downers Grove IL 60515
TEL: (630) 963-0424
VCA Arboretum View Animal Hospital’s purpose is to make a significant positive difference in the lives of the people and animals that it serves. Our doctor’s work closely together to insure your pet receives the best care available.
ADDRESS: 7000 W. 159th Street, Orland Park IL 60462
TEL: (708) 388-3771
Premier Veterinary Group: Animal Emergency & Specialty Centers believes that all veterinarians, pets and pet owners deserve premier experiences. Everything we do reflects this belief.
ADDRESS: 4236 Maray Drive, Rockford IL 61107
TEL: (815) 229-7791
We hope your pets remain healthy, safe and never need our emergency care! However, when the unexpected happens, our hospital is fully staffed, stocked and ready to care for your pet’s emergent and critical care needs.
ADDRESS: 51 E Remington Road, Schaumburg IL 60173
TEL: (847) 885-3344
For over 50 years, Golf Rose has served Schaumburg and surrounding areas with quality veterinary care. Today, Golf Rose is your one stop for reliable pet care, lodging, grooming and supplies.
ADDRESS: 1333 Wabash Avenue, Suite A, Springfield IL 62704
TEL: (217) 698-0870
The Animal Emergency Clinic of Springfield provides emergency and critical care services when needed most. The clinic is supported by the Springfield veterinary community and is operational when most regular veterinary practices are closed.

Signs Your Pet Needs Emergency Care

Has your pet experienced some kind of trauma and in need in emergency care? Here are some of the signs to look when determining whether your pet needs an emergency vet:

  • Pale gums
  • Rapid breathing
  • Weak or rapid pulse
  • Change in body temperature
  • Difficulty standing
  • Apparent paralysis
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Excessive bleeding

How To Handle Your Injured Pet

It is possible that your pet can act aggressively when they’ve been injured. It’s important to be careful how you handle them for their safety and your own.

For Dogs:

  • Be calm and go slow when approaching.
  • If your dog appears aggressive, get someone to help you.
  • Fashion a makeshift stretcher and carefully lift your dog onto it.
  • Support their neck and back as you move them in case of spinal injuries.

For Cats:

  • Cover your cats head gently with a towel, to prevent them from biting you.
  • Very carefully, lift your cat into its carrier or a box.
  • Support their neck and back as you move them in case of spinal injuries.

First Aid Treatment At Home

Depending on the situation, there are some actions you can take at home to stabalize your pet before transporting them to an emergency vet.


  • If your pet is bleeding externally due to a trauma, apply pressure to the wound quickly and hold it there.
  • If possible, elevate the injury.


  • If your pet is choking on a foreign object, put your fingers in their mouth and try to remove the blockage.
  • If you’re unable to remove the blockage, perform a modified version of the Heimlich manouver by giving a sharp blow to their chest.


  • If your pet is unconcious and unresponsive, you may need to perform CPR.
  • First, check if your pet is breathing and if they have a heartbeat. If you cannot find either, start chest compressions.
  • Perform 30 chest compressions followed by two rescue breaths. Repeat this until your pet starts breathing on their own again.
  • To give a rescue breath, close your pets mouth and extend their neck to open the airway. Place your mouth over your pets nose and exhale until you see your pets chest rise.
  • Check for a heartbeat every 2 minutes.
  • Continue giving your pet CPR until you reach an emergency vet.