Skinner Animal Clinic


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. During after-hours, there is always an on-call veterinarian ready to assist you. If you feel your pet requires urgent medical attention, please do not hesitate to call or visit us.

Emergency Care

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.

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!

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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

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