Emergency Veterinary Services of St. Charles strives to provide all of the services your pet should need in an emergent situation. Our skilled veterinarians, nursing team and support staff are always available to help guide you towards making educated choices about your pets health.


As an emergency practice, we do not have the convenience of scheduled appointments. All patients are seen in the order in which they arrive or based on immediate need of assistance. We pride ourselves in being efficient while providing quality care for your pet.

Emergency & Urgent Care

We have at least one veterinarian and multiple nursing staff members on duty 7 days a week who are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care needed by your pet. Common emergencies range from a toenail trimmed too short to being attacked by a coyote or hit by a car. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call immediately. Our staff will ask a few pertinent questions then advise you of the apparent severity of your pet’s condition and precisely what steps to take.

We are also available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening, but you feel your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment with your daytime practitioner. Our veterinary records are automatically transferred in entirety to your routine care provider in order to provide continuity of care. In addition, if your pet was treated by your veterinarian during the day but needs additional overnight care, Emergency Veterinary Services will waive the emergency charge to ensure a smooth and seamless transition from your referring veterinarian to our practice.

Our Services Include:

Clinical Diagnostics

  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Contrast (Barium) Studies
  • Digital Radiographs
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Enteral Feeding Tube Placement
  • Nasal Oxygen Cannula Placement
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Pulse Oximetry
  • Thoracocentesis
  • Transfusions (blood, plasma)
  • Ultrasound

Laboratory Testing

  • Complete Blood Count and Chemistry Panels
  • Electrolyte Panel
  • Snap Tests: cPL, fPL, Parvovirus, FIV, FeLV
  • Blood and Fluid Smears
  • Blood Typing and Cross Matching
  • Cytologies
  • Ethylene Glycol (Anti-Freeze) Testing
  • Lactate Levels
  • Urinalysis and Fecal Analysis

Surgical Procedures

  • Cesarean Section
  • Enterotomy/ Gastrotomy
  • Exploratory Laparotomy
  • Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (bloat)
  • Hemoabdomen
  • Hernia Repair
  • Intestinal Resection/ Anastomosis
  • Laceration/ Wound Repair
  • Pyometra
  • Splenectomy

Types of Pets Seen

Because four different veterinarians practice at EVS, we can care for many types of pets:

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Rabbits*
  • Pocket Pets*
  • Reptiles*
  • Birds*
  • Ferrets*
  • Horses**

*Select veterinarians only. Call us for more information.

**We offer referrals to known equine vets. Three of our four veterinarians are current or former equine practitioners and can knowledgeably advise on equine concerns.


Payment is due at the completion of your pet’s care here at EVS. We accept payment via cash, debit cards, all major credit cards, and Care Credit. We DO NOT accept checks. If your pet requires an extended or overnight stay we will collect a deposit of 75% of your estimate at the time of admission, and the balance will be due at the time of discharge.

We provide estimates for all surgeries and hospitalizations. If you have not received an estimate, you are welcome to request one at any time for your expected charges.


Emergency Veterinary Services of St. Charles offers discounted services to credentialed non-profit organizations, local area rescue groups and municipalities. Pre-approval is required to qualify for the rescue group discounts, please call us for more information.