shutterstock_114641788Emergency and critical care veterinary services are available 24 hours a day, and 365 days a year, at our animal hospitals in Chicago, Orland Park and Grayslake. Our staff specialists are trained in anesthsiology, cardiology, critical care, internal medicine, surgery, oncology, and neurology ensuring the highest standards of care for your pet. Emergency and specialty veterinary services at Premier Veterinary Group include:


Anesthesia and Pain Management

  • Pre-anesthetic planning and management
  • Pain management for acute and chronically affected patients
    • Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia
  • Management of emergent and critical patients
  • Basic and advanced monitoring techniques
  • Anesthesia consultation


For a complete listing of our cardiology services, click here

Emergency / Critical Care Services

  • ICU and critical care
  • Blood pressure measurement and monitoring (Doppler, central venous pressure)
  • Blood gas analysis
  • ECG
  • End-tidal Co2
  • Oxygen chamber and therapy
  • Ventilator support
  • Emergency and trauma surgery
  • Cardiopulmonary cerebral resuscitation
  • Trauma medicine
  • Parenteral nutritional support
  • Focused abdominal ultrasonography
  • Focused thoracic ultrasonography

Advanced Surgery

  • Arthroscopy
  • Soft Tissue
  • Orthopedics
  • Oncologic
  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery (laparoscopic/thoracoscopic)

Internal Medicine

  • Gastroduodenoscopy – gastric/GI disease
  • Gastroscopy – foreign body removal
  • Colonoscopy
  • Rhinoscopy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Ultrasonography (abdomen, thorax, cardiac)
  • Esophageal balloon dilation


  • Complete diagnostic capabilities and staging evaluation for confirmed and suspected malignancies
  • Comprehensive review of the pets clinical status
  • Use of innovative, progressive therapy for veterinary cancer by a board-certified Oncologist
  • Comprehensive review of treatment and management options for all tumor types
  • Chemotherapy and immunotherapy
  • Management of chemotherapy toxicity when they occur
  • Participation in clinical trials for the treatment of cancer
  • Palliative care/hospice management
  • Comprehensive pain management
  • Cryotherapy

Video Endoscopy

  • Gastroscopy and colonoscopy (intestinal tract)
  • Gastric-feeding tube placement
  • Foreign body retrieval
  • Bronchoscopy (respiratory system)
  • Rhinoscopy/Sinusoscopy (nasal cavity)
  • Cystoscopy (urogenital tract)
  • Otoscopy (ear canals)

Video Ultrasound

  • Diagnostic ultrasound used to evaluate and assess the internal organs
  • Echocardiography (specialized ultrasound of the heart)
  • Ultrasound-guided biopsies and tissue sample

Digital Radiology

  • Latest in veterinary radiology
  • Higher quality and faster results
  • Ability to share images electronically or digitally
  • Image enhancement for greater diagnostic capabilities
  • All images are reviewed by a Board-Certified Radiologist

CT / MRI Imaging

  • High-resolution, slice-by-slice, and Helical imaging
  • Enhanced vascularized tissues/structures such as tumors
  • Images include: brain, spine, all extremities, abdominal and thorax

Animal Blood Bank for Cats and Dogs

  • Blood components prepared and stored on the premises
  • Fresh blood products available when needed for all situations
  • Blood transfusion, administration and monitoring capabilities
  • Volunteer blood donor program with over 150 current volunteer donors enrolled

Diagnostic Laboratory

  • Laser-flow cytometry hematology (CBC) for the most accurate differential
  • Complete in-clinic organ chemistry analyzer
  • In-clinic electrolyte analysis
  • Coagulation (blood clotting) assays
  • Blood-gas analysis
  • Cytology-microscopic exam
  • Urinalysis