Feline Veterinary Emergency Services

titleEmergency Referral Facilities

The life of a veterinarian is about providing the best preventive and wellness services as well as ensuring your cats are supported by the best emergency care possible, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The entire veterinary team at Abbeywood Cat Hospital understands medical emergencies for your beloved cat can, and often do, happen outside of normal business hours. To best meet all your cat's needs, we work to make sure you have access to 24/7 emergency care.

During our regular business hours, Abbeywood Cat Hospital's medical staff and resources are available to immediately assist with any emergency your pet experiences. This includes our internal medicine expertise, diagnostic technology and surgical suite. If possible, please call in advance at (630) 969-5432 so we can prepare for your arrival.

For emergencies that occur outside of our regular hospital hours, we advise our clients to consult the following emergency facilities:

VCA Aurora Animal Hospital
2600 W. Galena Blvd.
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 896-8541

Emergency Veterinary Service
820 Ogden Ave.
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 960-2900

When Should I Seek Emergency Care for My Cat?

The easiest answer as to whether you should seek emergency care for your pet is when you feel his or her medical condition is serious and cannot wait. However, the following general situations should help you determine if you need to seek emergency care for your pet:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Acute abdominal swelling
  • Electric shock
  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
  • Bleeding
  • Exhibits symptoms of heat stroke
  • Seizures
  • Sudden onset of weakness
  • High or low temperature (more than 104 or less than 100 degrees)
  • Unable to urinate or defecate