Critical Care

There when you need us most.

It’s good to be prepared for any situation when it comes to your pet’s health, and we want to make sure you know everything to do if you find yourself in an emergency situation. If you find yourself experiencing an emergency veterinary situation during business hours, please call us! Our hospital is equipped to provide life-saving critical care at a moment’s notice. With staff members who are experienced in emergency medicine, we can quickly diagnose the problem and deliver the most timely and effective care.

Some of the signs that your pet may require urgent medical attention include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Ingestion of a foreign object or toxic substance
  • Broken bones
  • Cuts, lacerations or puncture wounds
  • Vomiting or diarrhea lasting longer than 24 hours
  • Bleeding
  • Trauma, such as a fall or being hit by a car
  • Swollen or tender abdomen
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Lameness
  • Disorientation
  • Foaming at the mouth
  • Convulsions/seizures
  • Loss of consciousness

If you are having an emergency, we always recommend calling ahead when an emergency occurs. This allows us to evaluate the situation and provide first aid instructions over the phone. The more information we have, the better. If you find yourself needing emergency veterinary care after hours, please be sure to call our partnering emergency clinic. Their contact information can be found at the bottom of this page.

Contact Us

Contact Us

217-243-4443
clinic@thehometownvet.com

Address

113 E College Ave
Jacksonville, IL 62650
Click here for directions.

Hours

Mon: 7:30am – 5:00 pm
Tues: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Wed: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Thurs: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Fri: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Sat: 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Sun: Closed

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After Hours Emergency Information

If you are an existing client and have a concern regarding your pet that needs attention after hours, please call (217) 243-4443.

If we are unavailable, please contact the Animal Emergency Clinic at  (217) 698-0870.