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
Crestwood Emergency Hospital | (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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