We are committed to caring for your pet – while maintaining the highest level of safety for our Associates and pet owners. Face coverings/masks are required at all of our U.S. hospitals. We thank you for your continued patience and support. Learn more about our COVID-19 response and guidelines.

Emergency Care

The entire staff at VCA County West Animal Hospital is fully trained and prepared to treat emergency cases during our regular office hours. If you ever need immediate care for your pet after-hours, we refer to:

University of Illinois, Champaign - (217) 333-5311

Mokena Emergency Hospital - (708) 326-4800

Premier Veterinary Group (Orland Park) - (708) 388-3771

VCA Aurora Animal Hospital - (630) 301-6100

When to Seek Emergency Veterinary Care

The easiest answer as to whether you should seek emergency care for a pet is when you feel his or her medical condition is serious and cannot wait. However, the following general situations should help you determine if you need to seek out emergency care for your pet:

    • Difficulty breathing
    • Acute abdominal swelling
    • Electric shock
    • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
    • Excessive bleeding
    • Exhibits symptoms of heat stroke
    • Repetitive and prolonged seizures
    • Snake bites
    • High or low temperature (more than 104 or less than 100 degrees)
    • Unable to urinate or defecate

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