Small Animals, Large Animals, and Exotics
The Veterinary Teaching Hospital’s emergency and critical care services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. No appointment is necessary. However, we encourage you to call ahead so we can be prepared for your animal’s unique needs.
- For small animal emergencies, call (217) 333-5300.
- For large animal emergencies, call (217) 333-2000.
Our Small Animal Clinic is located at 1008 W. Hazelwood Drive, Urbana.
Our Large Animal Clinic is located at 1102 W. Hazelwood Drive, Urbana.
What Is an Emergency?
If you think your animal is experiencing an emergency but aren’t sure, call us. We’re happy to help you assess whether your animal needs to be seen.
Common emergencies include:
- Allergic reactions/hives
- Difficulty breathing
- Difficulty urinating/not producing urine
- Difficulty walking or prolonged lameness
- Collapse, seizures, not conscious
- Ingestion of toxins or foreign objects
- Persistent vomiting, diarrhea and/or decreased appetite
- Punctures or bite wounds
- Severe bleeding
- Traumas, such as being hit by a car or falling
- Unusual behavior/lethargy
Small Animal Emergency/Critical Care Faculty
Meghan Fick, DVM, DACVECC
Jenica Haraschak, DVM, DACVECC
Eric Ledesma, DVM
Caroline Tonozzi, DVM, DACVECC
Small Animal Emergency Veterinarians
Ronald Goncalves, DVM, Resident
Tyler Johnson, DVM, Resident
Danielle Martindale, DVM, Resident
Amanda Spillane, DVM, Resident
Eryn Reznicek, DVM, MS, Intern
Antonia Ioannou, BVMS, Rotating Intern
Twisha Jani, DVM, Rotating Intern
Pedro Juan Soto-Elias, DVM, Rotating Intern
Ashley Souza, DVM, Rotating Intern
Regan Stoneburner, DVM, Rotating Intern
Christine Tran Hoang, DVM, Rotating Intern
Alexandra Varela Ortiz, DVM, Rotating Intern
Mara Vernier, DVM, Rotating Intern
Additional Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care StaffHannah Bray, CVT
Kristina Donze, CVT, VTS (ECC)
Lena Fatheree, CVT
Nicole Fitzpatrick, CVT
Mel Fletcher, CVT
Jessica Garrett, CVT, VTS (ECC)
Miriah Haltiwanger, CVT
Rachel Hawker, CVT
Joy Hinrichsen, CVT
Allie Hogan, CVT
Alysha McDaniel, CVT
Lisa Miller, CVT
Krystal Newberry, CVT
Cameron Otis, CVT
Casey Peters, CVT
Megan Rader, CVT
Shelby Routh, CVT
Jill Sackville, CVT
Amber Schnepp, CVT
Abby Schraeder, CVT, VTS (ECC)
Lydia Smith, CVT
Morgan Sunderland, CVT
Mel Thornton, CVT
Adaline Totka, CVT
Kayla VanWassenhove, CVT
Ambulatory for Large Animals
Our Large Animal Clinic will travel to provide emergency medical field service throughout east-central Illinois for equine and agricultural animals 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
- For ambulatory emergencies, call (217) 333-2000.
Our Ambulatory Emergency Veterinarian
Scott Austin, DVM, MS, DACVIM-LA