Pet News from UI Vet Teaching Hospital


Good Human Emergency Pre-registration ProgramThere is no 9-1-1 for animals. When emergencies happen, what's a pet owner to do?

To help you be prepared to act when your animal needs urgent care, the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital is launching a pre-registration program designed to provide peace of mind. As a Pet News subscriber, you are invited to be among the very first to participate.

The program facilitates emergency visits to the hospital’s ER, which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and has the area’s most extensive capabilities and resources to treat animals.

Just go to and complete a short form to pre-register each of your animals. By registering before a problem arises, you'll avoid the additional stress of completing paperwork during an already stressful emergency visit.

And just as you reward your good animal companions, the free "Good Human” Emergency Pre-registration program rewards you:

  • With each pre-registered animal, you will be “treated” to a $13 savings, since the standard new patient registration fee will be waived.
  • Each household receives two key tags that can be scanned at the hospital’s reception desk on arrival to immediately pull up the correct client data. Clients may use the key tags for any visit to the hospital, even if not for an emergency. The registration process is complete when the client receives the key tag in the mail, which may take up to seven business days.
  • Our hospital's small animal emergency service is staffed by two board-certified emergency and critical-care specialists, and at least one veterinarian and one specially trained technician are always on the premises to receive emergencies.
  • Caregivers on our ER service have received training to respond to emergencies in pet birds, snakes, lizards, rabbits, and other exotics.
  • Our new small animal critical care service allows continuity of care for animal patients whose hospitalization and medication treatment does not fall neatly within the scope of other service areas. It also provides round-the-clock nursing and supervision for patients that are critically ill.
  • Our $85 small animal emergency fee includes a complete exam, blood pressure, ECG, pulse oximetry, and diagnostic and therapeutic treatment recommendations.

What are you waiting for? Be a good human today!

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