Veterinary Teaching Hospital
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The University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital is a full-service hospital that provides outstanding, compassionate treatment for dogs and cats, horses, exotic animals, and farm animals.
The Veterinary Teaching Hospital offers emergency services 24/7/365, specialty services for cases when your veterinarian refers you to them, and primary care for routine veterinary appointments. Learn what to expect at your hospital appointment.
With more than 80 veterinarians on staff, including more than two dozen specialists as well as interns and residents, the Veterinary Teaching Hospital has experts in fields from anesthesia to zoo medicine.
Each year more than 20,000 animal patients from across Illinois and beyond visit the hospital. Most are referred by their primary care veterinarian for specialty care, but animal owners can also use Veterinary Teaching Hospital services for routine health care, rehabilitation, 24-hour emergency service and intensive care, horse hoof care, or for on-farm animal care provided through an ambulatory service.
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 for animal patients.
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.
Clinical Trials and Studies
Researchers at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and the College of Veterinary Medicine try to answer specific clinical questions about new therapies and drugs through trials and studies. Check the clinical trials and studies webpage to see what they are currently researching and whether your animal qualifies for participation.
- College of Veterinary Medicine
- Equine/Large Animal Emergency and Primary Care: 217-333-2000
- On-Farm Services - Primary Care and Emergency (horses, farm, and food animals): 217-333-7232
- Farrier Services - On Farm and in Clinic: 217-300-5508
- Small Animal Emergency, Primary Care (dogs, cats, exotics), and Specialty Services: 217-333-5300