Dwight Veterinary Hospital

Emergencies

Even if your pet’s life is not in danger, your pet may need to be seen before an available appointment time. Your pet’s health and safety matters to us! We will make sure to fit you in between scheduled appointments during office hours.

During Business Hours

In the case of an emergency, please call us at 815-584-2732. If possible, we ask that you call us prior, so we can advise you on and prepare for your pet's particular emergency.

The following are symptoms could potentially be serious and warrant immediate consultation with a veterinarian:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Irregular or bloody bowel movements
  • Vomiting (especially with blood)
  • Trouble urinating or is vocalizing while urinating
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Acting erratically or biting at imaginary objects
  • Seizure or loss of balance
  • Heatstroke or severe dehydration
  • Visibly in pain or panting heavily
  • Diarrhea for more than 24 hours straight
  • Eaten/swallowed a foreign object(s)
  • Eaten/swallowed a poisonous substance
  • Serious trauma or injury
  • Loss of sight (sudden blindness)
  • Unconsciousness
  • Swollen abdomen that appears painful when touched
  • Unusual swelling
  • Having difficulty delivering puppies or kittens

After-Hours Emergency Care

If you have an emergency, we offer after-hour emergency services on 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 contact one of the following 24-hour emergency hospitals:

VCA Aurora
AuroraIL
630-301-6100

Animal Emergency Clinic of McLean County/Bloomington
Bloomington, IL
309-828-7722

Animal Care Center of Plainfield
Plainfield, IL
815-436-8387

Animal Emergency of Mokena
Mokena, IL
708-326-4800

University of Illinois/Champaign-Urbana
Urbana, IL 61802
217-333-5300

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.

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Located off of Highway 55 and W Mazon Ave on Old Route 66.

Phone: 815-584-2732

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