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  1. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by phesina View Post
    Hi Gretchen, which emergency vets?
    Ann Arbor Animal Hospital on Liberty. they have a regular Vet practice, but are open for emergencies after hours and on weekends. We've used them several times over the past few years. Pricey, but thorough - I think all the Vets are women

    Animal Emergency Clinic on Packard, just east of Carpenter. We have used them in the past, but it's a trek from where we live. We had no complaints about service, though.

    Emergency Veterinary Hospital on Jackson, just east of Zeeb. This is the newest place. We've not used them, yet, but stopped in one day for info. They are very nice, and are open 24/7.

    And if worse comes to worse, there is always MSU. Bit of a drive, 49 miles for us, but if the problem is big or unusual that's the place to go.

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    Hey folks, want to post phone numbers for these places, just in case anyone ever needs them?
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    Emergency Veterinary Services - Amanda Smith, DVM
    820 Ogden Avenue, Lisle, IL 60532 (Just west of 355)
    1-630-960-2900
    6 PM to 8 AM weekdays and noon Saturday until 8 AM Mondays

    Teaching Hospital of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine - as Phesina said, if the problem is big or unusual, this is the place to go.
    Call 1-217-333-5300, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week - located in Urbana, Illinois
    Chicago Animal ER - 2242 W. Harrison Street, Chicago - call 1-312-226-2588, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week <== they also have a primary care practice called FURnetic

    I am very embarrassed to admit this - I had no idea about the Chicago animal ER, which has been open since 2009! And my vet is an Illinois grad :embarrassed: I knew about the teaching hospital down in Urbana, because my mom and I have a friend who took her dog there.
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    I have two that are fairly close to me. They're probably about 20-25 minutes away at the most. The animal hospital that I currently take my cats to is also an ER hospital which I have had to use before for urgent care vet visits. Here's the link to the hospital that I use: http://adobe-animal.com/.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grace View Post
    Ann Arbor Animal Hospital on Liberty. they have a regular Vet practice, but are open for emergencies after hours and on weekends. We've used them several times over the past few years. Pricey, but thorough - I think all the Vets are women

    Animal Emergency Clinic on Packard, just east of Carpenter. We have used them in the past, but it's a trek from where we live. We had no complaints about service, though.

    Emergency Veterinary Hospital on Jackson, just east of Zeeb. This is the newest place. We've not used them, yet, but stopped in one day for info. They are very nice, and are open 24/7.

    And if worse comes to worse, there is always MSU. Bit of a drive, 49 miles for us, but if the problem is big or unusual that's the place to go.
    Thank you, Gretchen. I've used the Ann Arbor Animal Hospital a few times, a number of years back. A couple of people recently told me about a very good vet named Dr. Franklin or Francis or something like that there, who will be very blunt and clear about what is going on with your pet and what its chances are.

    Sydney went to the Emergency Veterinary Hospital in September when he was crashing from kidney failure, and he went to the Bridge from there. It turned out to be very expensive, much more so than the high-end quote they'd given me when I brought him in, and I had a very hard time getting the information from them on just what they did for him the two days he was there. Finally, a month or two later, the owner wrote me a long, detailed e-mail telling me just what they had done and including the clinical record. So it looks like they did give him very good, thorough and compassionate care there, and since it had opened not long before this, maybe they were still working out their operational routines. I do feel like they let me think he had better chances than he really did after the first day there, though.

    I've never been to the Animal Emergency Clinic on Packard (even though it's closest to where I live), and I don't really know anything one way or the other about them. They changed ownership or management in the last year or so, and it's now called Blue Pearl.

    I've never been to Michigan State's vet clinic, but I think you're right, I can imagine that's the place to go for a problem that is big or unusual.

    Phone numbers:
    Ann Arbor Animal Hospital: 734-662-4474
    Emergency Veterinary Hospital: 734-369-6446
    Animal Emergency Clinic: 734-971-8774 (I don't know if that's changed since it became Blue Pearl)
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    I made this thread sticky, so it will always sit near the top in General if anyone needs it!

    I have met people from the MSPCA in Boston, Angell Memorial, and explained I sometimes give out their number to people from just about anywhere who have a pet emergency, and they not only were okay about it, they said, "That's why we are here. To help people who need it."
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    We also have vets number, and their clinic is near to our residence.

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    Well, I am in the middle of nowhere on the outskirts of Phoenix. However... this is the vet that I use:

    Ironwood Animal Hospital, Inc.
    85 W Combs Rd
    Suite 116
    San Tan Valley, AZ 85140

    Phone: 480-888-2299
    Fax: 480-888-7683

    They are open 24 hours for emergencies, and have regular office hours with less expensive office visit fees. So if you have a scheduled appointment, it will run a little less.
    Every vet tech and vet I've seen at the practice has been very friendly.

    They also have a larger, "friendlier" room that they use for when you are having to put one of your animals to sleep. I've been in that room twice - with my sweet Scooter Bug and with Oreo. They're really well staffed, and I am much happier than at my old vet office that closed down.



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    On Sunday 4.29.12, Sissy (12 wks old) had to have emergency surgery to remove an object from her intestine and we took her to Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Greensboro, NC. I have nothing but praise for the staff and the facilities. I was really impressed with the way they kept me informed and updated as to what was going on with Sissy (better than a hospital does for human patients imo). They are open 24/7 and I was encouraged to call anytime to check on Sissy which I did. I couldnt sleep and I called at 2:00 in the morning to speak with a tech and one time spoke with a vet . Sissy was there 2 nights and imo she received excellent care. I recommend them highly if you have a problem your regular vet cannot handle. FYI during the week they are a regular animal hospital in addition to ER.

    The address is:

    Carolina Veterinary Specialists
    501 Nicholas Rd
    Greensboro, NC
    336-632-0605

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    A vehicle passed me on the tollway: Chicagoland Mobile Veterinary Services. I thought of this thread.

    So ... Jason Olech, DVM (855) VET-6625
    Business hours 8 AM to 10 PM, 7 days a week
    Emergency hours 10 PM to 8 AM, 7 days a week, and holidays.
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    "That's the power of kittens (and puppies too, of course): They can reduce us to quivering masses of Jell-O in about two seconds flat and make us like it. Good thing they don't have opposable thumbs or they'd surely have taken over the world by now." -- Paul Lukas

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    In the Portland, Oregon area - Dove Lewis gets all of the media attention - but I take my kitties to the Emergency Veternary Clinic in Tualatin.
    (funny how often they like to wait to get sick until the regular vet is closed. )

    This place is fabulous - once saved my in-laws kitty cat when she was very sick with pancreatitis. Address is: 19314 SW Mohave Ct Tualatin, OR 97062
    (503) 691-7922

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    There is an emergency clinic which is open all night and about 5 miles from me. I have used it for my first kitty Misty. It was 11pm and she started throwing up fluid and couldn't stop so I called first (you have to do that) and brought her in.

    I have their phone number on speed dial, just in case.


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    Given Annie and Emma's ordeal, I think we should also keep a piece of paper somewhere stating our wishes for our pets who survive us!
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