We accept pet emergencies on a case-by-case basis, and by appointment only. Please call us at 815-584-2732 to confirm if we can get your pet a same-day appointment. If we cannot see your pet, we will refer you to an emergency pet hospital. Please see the "After Hours Emergency Care" section below.
A pet emergency is any situation that requires immediate medical attention for your pet. This can include accidents, injuries, sudden illness, or any other life-threatening situation. Some common examples of pet emergencies include:
If you notice any of these symptoms or any other concerning behavior in your pet, it's important to seek emergency pet care immediately.
We share after-hour emergency care services with Pine Bluff Animal Hospital and Skinner Animal Clinic most days until 10pm. Please call 815-584-2732 and follow the prompts. If you have reached us after 10pm and your pet has an emergent case, please get in touch with one of the following 24-hour emergency hospitals:
If you have a concern regarding accidental ingestion of food, medication, plants or any other toxin, please call the ASPCA Poison Control Hotline at 888-426-4435 or visit: www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control.The ASPCA is your best resource for any animal poison-related emergency and are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
You may also contact the Pet Poison Hotline* at 855-764-7661.
* A consultation fee may apply.
Emergency pet care can be expensive, and it's not always easy to come up with the funds on short notice. That's where CareCredit® comes in. At Dwight Veterinary Clinic, we accept CareCredit®, a healthcare credit card that can be used to cover the costs of emergency pet care. It offers special financing options and low monthly payments, making it easier to manage the cost of your pet's emergency care.