Welcome to the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois

Small Animal Services

Emergency/Intensive Care Services

Appointment Times

Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Referring veterinarians may alert the staff to incoming cases by calling 217-333-5311; the public may use our walk-in emergency clinic any time or call 217-333-5300.

For consultations, contact:

Emergency Receiving: Jessica Garrett, CVT, 217-333-5300


Intensive Care Unit: Alyssa Galligan, CVT, 217-265-8098



  • 24-hour service, 365 days a year, accepting any emergency from anywhere, at any time. No referral needed.
  • Daily communication by fax to the referring veterinarian detailing diagnostics and treatments performed
  • Rapid response on-site laboratory services for blood gas analysis, electrolytes, lactate, glucose, ionized calcium and magnesium, and BUN and creatinine
  • State-of-the-art diagnostics and therapeutic options

Special Capabilities

  • Highly trained team consisting of diplomates in emergency and critical care or internal medicine and specialty trained technicians. We participate in clinical trials, collaborate with human and veterinary medical professionals, and remain active in professional organizations in order to offer cuttingedge treatment options to our patients.
  • Continuous cardiac and blood pressure monitoring
  • Continuous drug infusions, particularly for pain management
  • Defibrillators
  • Direct and indirect arterial blood pressure monitoring
  • Enteral and parenteral nutrition
  • State-of-the-art ventilator
  • On-site blood banking
  • Oxygen cages that are temperature and humidity controlled


Supervising Faculty:

Maureen McMichaelMaureen McMichael, DVM, DACVECC

Julie ByronJulie Byron, DVM, MS, DACVIM

Olivier DossinOlivier Dossin, DVM, PhD, DECVIM-CA

Thomas GravesThomas Graves, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Tiffany McFaddenTiffany McFadden, DVM

Mauria O'BrienMauria O'Brien, DVM • Emergency and critical care medicine.

Marcella RidgwayMarcella Ridgway, VMD, MS, DACVIM


ER/ICU Staff
Intensive Care Staff

  • Kristin Beck, CVT
  • Marc Bozych, CVT
  • Leiah Carney, CVT
  • Kristina Donze, CVT
  • Dawn Flavin, CVT
  • Alyssa Galligan, CVT
  • Jessica Garrett, CVT
  • Chris Kuntz, CVT
  • Tara Maggio, CVT
  • Amber Raney, CVT
  • Jennifer Robbins, CVT
  • Casey Saindon, CVT
  • Abby Schraeder, CVT
  • Danna Svendsen, CVT