Barrington Area Pet Emergencies

During Hours

The doctors at Barrington Animal Hospital understand that medical emergencies for a beloved pet can happen at any time. During our regular business hours, our medical staff and resources are available to help you with any emergency your pet experiences. This includes our internal medicine expertise, diagnostic technology, and surgical suite. If possible, please call (847) 381-4100 in advance so we can prepare for your arrival.

After Hours

We know your pet’s health doesn’t always follow normal business hours. It is especially difficult if you think something may be wrong after-hours, but are not sure if it’s an emergency. That’s why we have partnered with GuardianVets to offer around-the-clock veterinary triage support, free of charge to you. Just call our practice and you will be connected to a veterinary professional to help you determine if your pet is having an emergent issue or if it can wait for an appointment.

If your pet is suffering from a critical condition or requires emergency services, please contact:

Veterinary Specialty Center
1515 Busch Parkway
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
(847)- 459-7535

When Should I Seek Emergency Care for My Pet?

The easiest answer as to whether you should seek emergency care for your pet is when you feel his or her medical condition is serious and cannot wait. However, the following general situations should help you determine if you need to seek emergency care for your pet:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Acute abdominal swelling
  • Electric shock
  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
  • Bleeding
  • Exhibits symptoms of heat stroke
  • Seizures
  • Sudden onset of weakness
  • High or low temperature (more than 104 or less than 100 degrees)
  • Inability to urinate or defecate

Barrington Animal Hospital is a place of healing, warmth and goodwill. Our staff is dedicated to attending to the best interest of both you and your pet in order to fulfill our mission of providing the most comprehensive emergency veterinary care.