Harvester Veterinary Hospital of Burr Ridge


As a pet owner, it can be a scary and stressful experience when your pet needs urgent medical attention. In these situations, it's important to have a reliable and trustworthy emergency vet available during business hours. Below we share examples of what is considered a pet emergency, after-hours emergency hospital contacts, the poison control contact number, and CareCredit information.

During Business Hours

We accept pet emergencies on a case-by-case basis, and by appointment only. Please call us at 630-819-5831 to let us know the situation and that you're on your way with your pet, that can allow us to be more prepared to receive you and your pet and provide the right care as soon as you arrive. If we cannot see your pet, we will refer you to an emergency pet hospital. Please see the "After Hours Emergency Care" section below.

What Is Considered A Pet Emergency?

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:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Severe bleeding
  • Ingestion of toxic substances
  • Seizures
  • Unconsciousness
  • Difficulty urinating or defecating
  • Injuries from a car accident or fall
  • Difficulty giving birth
  • Severe vomiting or diarrhea
  • Inability to walk or stand

If you notice any of these symptoms or any other concerning behavior in your pet, it's important to seek emergency pet care immediately.

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Poison Control

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 855-886-7965.

* A consultation fee may apply.

Using CareCredit® For Emergency Pet Care

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 Harvester Veterinary Hospital of Burr Ridge, 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.

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