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Emergency Services

Emergency cases always come first at River Forest Animal Hospital. If an emergency injury or illness occurs during our regular office hours, you’ll be seen as soon as possible.

If you think your pet may have consumed a poisonous substance, call Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435 (a consultation fee may apply). 

After-hours Emergency Clinics:

Midwest Animal Emergency Hospital

This hospital provides expert care for exotic pets in addition to handling cat and dog emergencies after regular business hours

Location: 7510 W. North Ave Elmwood Park, IL (just 2 doors west of Johnnie's Beef and across the street from St. Vincent's).

Phone: (708) 453-4755

Hours: Monday through Saturday: 7pm - 8am On Saturday, the emergency clinic reopens at 2pm and runs throughout the weekend until Monday at 8am. *Open 24 hours on all major holidays*

Premier Veterinary Group

This is an emergency and specialty hospital open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week including holidays.


3927 W. Belmont Ave Chicago, IL

Phone: (773) 516-5800

Hours: 24/7


This is an emergency and specialty hospital open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week including holidays. 


3123 N. Clybourn Ave Chicago, IL

Phone: (773) 281-7110

Hours: 24/7