Our Veterinary Emergency team is available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Ample free Parking is available.
At Premier Veterinary Group – Chicago, we provide 24-hour emergency services to dogs and cats, 365 days per year. Patients in our ICU are never left unattended and you can rest assured that as your pet recovers, he or she will be cared for at all times. Our team is always available, day or night. We are open on holidays and weekends. If you have a question or a concern, please call or come in.
What to Do in an Emergency:
Call or Come in:
|3927 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618
Where to Park:
Free parking is available in the parking lot immediately in front of our building, accessible from Belmont Ave. There is additional free rooftop parking accessible from N. Harding Ave., off Belmont Ave.
Our hospital is located at the corner of West Belmont Ave. and North Pulaski Ave.
What to Do if You Suspect Your Pet Has Eaten Something Toxic
Gather up any packaging or remains of anything that was eaten or suspected as having been eaten! This step will help speed up the diagnosis. Please don’t be shy. If it was marijuana or any other embarrassing (or illicit) product, please be honest with our team about it; it will speed up diagnosis and treatment.
Poison Control Centers:
The team in our ER department works with other specialists and your regular veterinarian to provide comprehensive care to your pet. Our emergency veterinarians have extensive training in a complete range of emergency and critical care services and are supported by a team of experienced veterinary technicians.
- Comprehensive Emergency Medical Exam: what does it include?
- Surgical Services through Emergency/Critical Care: What we can treat
- Acute pain
- Allergic Reactions in Cats and Dogs
Including ear issues, eye issues, scooting, itchy skin, hot spots, and swelling of the face, ears, nose and/or muzzle.
- Bladder Stone Removal
- Continuous EKG Monitoring
- Dystocia Management (difficulty giving birth) and Cesarean Section (C-section)
- Fracture Repair
Broken bones (or suspected broken bones)
- Full Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) including Defibrillation
- Severe Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Gastric Dilatation/Volvulus (GDV – Bloat)
- Gastric and Intestinal Foreign Body Removal
- Hernia Repair
- Infectious Disease Management and Care
- Kidney and Liver Disease
- Neurologic Problems
Including seizures, trouble walking, unusual head tilt, acute onset paralysis or loss of ability to stand.
Symptoms in pets are non-specific, but include: vomiting, nausea, or refusing to eat, diarrhea, fever, weakness and lack of energy, dehydration, pale gums
- Pneumonia and Lung Disease
- Removal of Porcupine quills, Foxtails, and other Barbed Foreign Objects
- Severe Pancreatitis
- Sepsis Management
- Seizure Management and Epilepsy in Dogs and Cats
Has your pet eaten something poisonous, including human food such as onions, xylitol, or chocolate?
- Trauma and Minor Injuries
Including car accidents, dog park-related incidents, broken nails, and more.
- Trouble breathing
- Trouble walking or Limping
- Trouble urinating
- Urgent Care for conditions in dogs and cats that are not life-threatening, but still require veterinary medical attention
Including sneezing, coughing, vomiting and diarrhea, lack of appetite, or not eating and stitches.
- Wound Repair and Management
- Endoscopy: What is Endoscopy?
- Radiography (X-Rays)
- CT Scan: In veterinary medicine, a CT scan is often used for imaging of the chest, abdomen, nose, bones, and joints.
- MRI: MRI is very safe, and complications associated with anesthesia are rare. The MRI is read by a board-certified neurologist for patients with brain or spinal cord disease.
Pet-Specific First Aid Kit:
We recommend that you keep a pet-specific first aid kit in your car as a best practice, just as you would a human-first aid kit. Click the link for a printable PDF. Keep a copy in your kit for when you need to restock.