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Each year more than 20,000 animal patients from across Illinois and beyond visit the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
Most are referred by their primary care veterinarian for specialty care, but animal owners can also directly access our services for routine health care, rehabilitation, 24-hour emergency service and intensive care, horse hoof care, or on-farm animal care provided through an ambulatory service.
With more than 100 veterinarians on staff, including more than 40 faculty specialists plus interns and residents, the hospital has experts in fields from anesthesia to zoo medicine.
As the name indicates, “teaching” is one of the primary missions of the hospital. Veterinary students from all four years of the curriculum learn through active engagement in the care of animal patients.
Between 2016 and 2021, our full-service, 230,000 square-foot facility was extensively renovated and enlarged to provide comprehensive, compassionate care for all kinds of animals.
Simply put, the hospital is dedicated to improving lives: by providing exceptional patient care, by serving animal owners and veterinarians, by advancing veterinary education, and by developing innovative health solutions.