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Emergency Veterinary Care

At Dix Animal Hospital, we are able to provide dedicated emergency and urgent care by appointment and walk-in during our regular hospital hours. 

Daytime Emergency Care

Contact Dix Animal Hospital

Hospital Hours

Call: 313-383-7387


After-Hours Emergency Care

Contact BluePearl Pet Hospital

OPEN: 24 Hours

Call: 248-354-6640


Emergency Veterinary Services

Is your pet experiencing any symptoms or behaviors that are causing your concern? Contact our office right away from a same-day appointment during our regular hours. We are able to offer affordable urgent care to pets when they need it most. 

The reliable and compassionate team at Dix Animal Hospital offers veterinary care for pets in most emergency situations. If you are experiencing a veterinary emergency outside of our clinic hours, contact the emergency animal hospital above for after-hours service. 

Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency

If you are experiencing a veterinary emergency, follow the steps below as closely as you can. 

  • Call Ahead If Possible - Call us as soon as possible if it is during our regular business hours. We will be happy to provide affordable urgent pet care. If your emergency is outside these hours, call the emergency hospital listed above to let them know you are on your way. 
  • Follow Instructions Provided - When you call to let the emergency pet hospital know you are on your way, instructions may be provided to help you apply first aid or otherwise make your pet as comfortable. Follow these instructions carefully.
  • Remain Calm - Remain calm and be extra careful around your pet. When an animal is in pain they often react negatively towards anyone trying to help and could bite or scratch.
  • Bring Your Pet In For Care - Do not put yourself at risk! Safely bring your pet to our Lincoln Park veterinary clinic or the after-hours emergency veterinarian location above.

Emergency FAQs

Read through some of the most frequently asked questions below to learn more about bringing your dog, cat or other pet in for an appointment or walk-in for emergency vet services in Lincoln Park.

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    Dix Animal Hospital provides affordable emergency and urgent veterinary care for cats and dogs during our regular clinic hours. It's always best to contact us in advance if you can, but we understand that in emergency situations that's not always possible. 

    If we aren't able to fit your pet into our schedule, we advise that you visit a trusted after-hours emergency vet location like the one listed above. 

  • When is your clinic open?

    Our veterinarians see emergency cases during our regular business hours:

    • Monday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
    • Tuesday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
    • Wednesday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
    • Thursday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
    • Friday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
    • Saturday: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Sunday: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
     

  • What situations require emergency veterinary care?

    The following situations are examples of emergencies that require immediate care:

    • Unconsciousness
    • Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
    • Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
    • Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
    • Fractured bones or severe lameness
    • Seizures and/or staggering
    • Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
    • Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
    • Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
    • Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
    • Injuries to the eye(s)
    • Heat stress or heatstroke
    • Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
  • How long will we have to wait to see the vet?

    Our Lincoln Park animal hospital is just like a human doctor's office—it can be unpredictable and you may have to wait. 

    We cannot predict what cases we will see and when they will arrive. If possible, call ahead to find out whether we are able to provide emergency care for your dog or cat.

    If we are unable to fit an emergency appointment into our vet's schedule we recommend that you visit the 24/7 animal emergency clinic detailed above. 

  • What happens if my pet needs to stay in the hospital?

    Some veterinary emergencies require intensive overnight care. At Dix Animal Hospital we provide overnight care for animals in need.

    While in our care, our dedicated team will treat your pet as if they were our own.

  • What types of animals do you treat?

    Our emergency veterinarians are mostly experienced with cats and dogs. However, we are able to offer emergency care for small mammals when Dr. Chadha is in the office, from Wednesday to Saturday every week.

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New Patients Welcome

Dix Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Lincoln Park companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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