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Pet Emergency and Urgent Care in Chicago - South Loop, IL

Welcome to VEG South Loop!

Sometimes it’s obvious when your pet needs immediate help. But sometimes they just seem “off.” That’s where our emergency vets in Chicago come in. From vomiting to complex surgeries, we treat emergency and urgent care needs for all kinds of pets—even avians and exotics! Discover the VEG difference, with our open floor plan hospitals, pet-parent participation, and an emergency-focused team that’s always ready to expect the unexpected.

Our South Loop, Chicago pet emergency hospital is located near the intersection of S Clinton St. and W Grenshaw St. We’re just east of the University of Illinois Chicago and within minutes of Bridgeport, Dearborn Park, Hyde Park, and West Loop.

Parking for VEG South Loop is in our parking lot, with additional parking in the garage across the street. If you need assistance getting your pet into the hospital, call ahead—one of our VEGgies will meet you at the door. Your pet will receive urgent vet care and you never have to leave their side.


Did you know?

VEG South Loop is a VEG Blood Bank location, which provides blood for canines. These donations help save the lives of dogs in need of transfusions. The blood we store can be available to a VEG hospital or shared with a local veterinarian. It’s one more way VEG can give back to the Chicago community. You can help by signing up your dog to be a blood donor. Find out more or ask one of our VEGgies about the VEG Blood Bank.

Dr. Ryan Cohen

Medical Director VEG South Loop

University of Arizona; Colorado State University for Veterinary Medical School

Dr. Cohen practiced as a GP before discovering his passion for emergency surgery, trauma, and infectious diseases. He was an Emergency Veterinarian at different hospitals across the U.S., including New Jersey, Tennessee, and California, and is happy to have settled close to family. Proud owner of rescue dogs!

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Why Choose VEG customer-focused veterinary emergency care

Call Us 24/7

Call Us 24/7

Pet emergencies shouldn’t be put on hold. Call and speak with a doctor to get your medical questions answered.

See a Vet Now

See a Vet Now

No appointment needed, come in 24/7. Emergency vet care starts the moment you walk in the door.

Stay Together

Stay Together

No waiting and wondering in a lobby. Stay with your pet the entire time and get as involved as you like in their care.

Stress Less

Stress Less

At VEG, we make a scary situation less stressful. We sit on the floor with your pet, or wherever they’re most comfortable.

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Walk in for:



High-quality critical care for when the unexpected happens.


Point-of-Care Ultrasound

Non-invasive, soft-tissue imaging with same-day results.


Urgent Care

For injuries or illnesses that simply cannot wait.



Performed on site to immediately diagnose fractures, stones, foreign ingestions, and more. 


Diagnostics + Testing

Done right in our hospital for less wait time and fast results. 


End-of-Life Care

Comfortable, compassionate care during the most difficult time.



A high-quality doctor is on site for emergency operations.


Treatment + Hospitalization

Care starts right away; if your pet needs to stay overnight, you can too.

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