Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care

Emergency Critical Care Photo

Everyone hopes they will never face a veterinary emergency with their beloved pet. However, despite the best care, accidents and illness do happen. If your pet needs emergency care, please call us so we can be prepared, and then come directly to our office.

Our normal business hours are:

If you experience a veterinary emergency and need help after hours, please immediately contact one of the following emergency veterinary clinics.

Emergency Facilities Available in the Chicago Area

City of Chicago:

MedVet Medical and Cancer Centers
3123 N. Clybourn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618
Phone: (773)-281-7110
Fax: (773)-880-6083

Premier Veterinary Group
3927 W. Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618
Phone: (773)-516-5800
Fax: (773)-516-5800


Blue Pearl
3735 Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: (847)-673-9110
Fax: (847)-679-2884


MedVet Medical and Cancer Centers
1810 Skokie Blvd.
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847)-786-3030
Fax: (847)-786-4030

Buffalo Grove:

Veterinary Specialty Center
1515 Busch Parkway
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Phone: (847)-459-7535
Fax: (847)-279-1407

Poison Control Centers:

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Hotline

Human Poison Control Center

"Everyone is very friendly when we arrive with our dogs. We have had a few emergencies with our dogs and I always feel very confident that my dogs' health is the highest priority. The follow up from the office when my dog was in the emergency room overnight was extremely appreciated. I felt that the practice cared just as much for my pets as I did. This type of attentiveness is exactly why I would never go to another practice."

"Everything is great. The staff (both drs & reception) are amazing which is why we keep coming back. Miriam is extremely knowledgable and helpful for whatever we need. Our pups love going to the vet!"

"Everyone is always so great towards me and Bella. I'm so happy I have such a great vet office, keep up the good work :)"

"The staff is always so friendly and you can tell that they love their jobs. Every pet is greeted with enthusiasm and compassion."

""Value" is a tough thing - veterinary care is expensive. The line-item receipt really helps me understand all of the components of a visit and a checkup. There's never getting around the 'gulp factor' when it's time to pay...but I feel that my pets are getting excellent, and not excessive, care."

"Your "front of the house" people are great. Miriam and the rest are efficient and courteous, and clearly know and love our dogs. Can't buy that."

"Dr. Schnoor has treated our dogs since weaning, 9 years ago. She is professional, knowledgeable and compassionate. She helped save my female dog's life a few years ago, for which I will always be grateful. Dr. Ross has been a great addition. He is also conscientious and well informed. Human hospitals could learn a lesson."

"Dr. Ross is very thorough and professional. He takes time with clients to review pet status and healthcare planning. The support staff is great with the animals."

"I really appreciated the follow up email I received from the doctor asking if I had any additional questions"

"Something I really appreciated about this office is that the woman who made my reservation for Dylan actually remembered him (and loved him) from his stay while with Feline Friends. It's nice to know that the staff are not just veterinary professionals, but also animal lovers."