Skinner Animal Clinic

Emergencies

No matter the time of day, we care about your pet’s wellbeing! During open hours, our clinic is available to help at any time. The emergency may not be life-threatening; however, your pet may need to be seen prior to an open appointment time. For your pet’s health and safety, we will fit you in between scheduled appointments. After hours from clinic closing to 10 pm we will have a doctor on call to personally answer calls, after 10 pm there will be a message directing patients to 24-hour facilities in our area.

During Business Hours

In the case of an emergency, please call us at 815-476-9500 or simply come in (during clinic hours). If possible, we ask that you call us prior, so we can advise you on and prepare for your pet’s particular emergency.

Our hours are:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Our Urgent Care hours are:

  • Thursday: 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

* After hours from clinic closing to 10 pm we will have a doctor on call to personally answer calls, after 10 pm there will be a message directing patients to 24-hour facilities in our area.

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

Or anything else that is unusual or worrisome to you!

After-Hours Emergency Care

After 10pm please contact the following 24-hour emergency hospitals:

Animal Care Center of Plainfield
14411 Illinois Rte. 59, Plainfield, IL, 60544
815-436-8387

VCA Aurora
2600 West Galena Blvd.
Aurora, IL, 60506
630-301-6100

U of I Vet Hospital
1008 W. Hazelwood Drive
Urbana, IL 61802
217-333-5300

Animal Emergency Clinic of McLean County
118 Greenwood Ave.
Bloomington, IL 61704
309-828-7722

ASPCA Poison Control at 888-426-4435 or visit: www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control

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Located on S Water St, just off of E Kahler Rd. Just under 5 minutes from Wilmington High School and Forked Creek Preserve - Forsythe Woods.

Phone: 815-476-9500

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