Animal Care


Whether your animal needs emergency, specialty, or primary care, you'll find that the college's clinics in Urbana and Chicago put patient well-being and comfort first, along with communication and compassion for animal owners.

Veterinary Care Facilities

Choose among the college’s clinical facilities to find the veterinary services you are seeking in the location most convenient to you. To go to the clinic’s website, click on the name of the facility, or follow the “Learn More” links to read how the facility contributes to the college’s mission.


 

[Veterinary Teaching Hospital]

In Urbana, the Veterinary Teaching Hospital provides specialty, general, and emergency care for farm animals, companion animals, and exotic pets, in a facility with more than 80 veterinarians. On-farm services are also available.

Small Animal Clinic

1008 West Hazelwood Drive
Urbana, IL 61802
217-333-5300

Large Animal Clinic

1102 West Hazelwood Drive
Urbana, IL 61802
217-333-2000

Learn more

Medical District Veterinary Clinic at Illinois

In Chicago, the Medical District Veterinary Clinic at Illinois offers low-stress, year-round preventive and routine health care for the life of your dog or cat.

Medical District Veterinary Clinic at Illinois

2242 W. Harrison St, Ste 100
Chicago, IL 60612
312-226-2588

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Veterinary Behavior at Illinois

In Chicago, Veterinary Behavior at Illinois is committed to providing evidence-based, humane, and non-confrontational treatment for serious behavioral issues in dogs and cats.

Veterinary Behavior at Illinois

2242 W. Harrison St, Ste 100
Chicago, IL 60612
312-226-2588

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[horseshoe]

Our farriers are available at the Large Animal Clinic on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Farrier Services

In February, the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine announced that it acquired both Middlefork Forge, a farrier practice formerly located in Collison, Ill., and the Midwest Horseshoeing School, located in Divernon, Ill. See more at: http://vetmed.illinois.edu/farrier/.

Middlefork Forge at Illinois offers quality equine hoof care, including advanced therapeutic shoeing, by four AFA-certified farriers. They are at the Large Animal Clinic of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital on Fridays. They see horses primarily at farms/stables throughout west-central Indiana and east-central Illinois on other days. To make an appointment, call (217) 300-5508 or email farrier@vetmed.illinois.edu.

Midwest Horseshoeing School offers discounted farrier services, including trimming and shoeing, performed by students and inspected by instructors. They are at the Large Animal Clinic of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital on Wednesdays. To make an appointment, call (217) 300-5621 or email MHS@vetmed.illinois.edu.

Learn more


 

[fawn patient in Wildlife Medical Clinic]

Fawns are frequent patients in the Wildlife Medical Clinic in spring and summer.

Wildlife Medical Clinic

Members of the public may bring ill, injured or orphaned native wild animals to the Wildlife Medical Clinic 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The primary goal in the treatment of these patients is to assist in their recovery for release back into the wild. The clinic is a non-profit organization staffed primarily by student volunteers from the College of Veterinary Medicine. The college provides the clinic with space and utilities, but all other expenses for the care of 1,500 wild animal patients a year are paid through donations from the public.

Wild animal patients may be brought to the reception desk at the Small Animal Clinic.

Wildlife Medical Clinic

1008 West Hazelwood Drive
Urbana, IL 61802
217-244-1195

Go to the Wildlife Medical Clinic

 


 

[black and white dog smiling]

You’ll find dozens of authoritative articles on pet health and more in the college’s Pet Health Columns news feed.

Pet Health Columns

Got a question about a routine or unusual animal health issue? Chances are we have an answer. Most weeks experts on animal health from the college’s clinics in Urbana and Chicago share their knowledge in informative columns written for animal owners. Scan dozens of topics to learn about animal health.

You may subscribe to receive these columns by email at https://illinois.edu/gm/subscribe/8333.


 

Looking for the C.A.R.E. Pet Loss Helpline?

In September 2016 operation of the college’s Companion Animal Related  Emotions Pet Loss Helpline, a confidential telephone service for persons dealing with the loss of a companion animal, was suspended. A list of pet loss help centers can be found on the website of the American Veterinary Medical Association: AVMA Important Resources for Veterinarians.