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For your convenience, we offer drop-off emergency service for existing clients. We also offer emergency walk-in appointments. If possible, we ask that you give us a call beforehand so we can better accommodate your pet’s needs. If you have an after-hours emergency, please go to these nearby locations:

Blue Pearl
(847) 564-5775

Animal Emergency & Treatment Center
(847) 548-5300

Animal Emergency of Mokena
(708) 326-4800

Blue Pearl
(847) 673-9110

Arlington Heights ER
Arlington Hts
(847) 394-6049

MedVet Medical & Cancer Centers for Pets-Emergency
(773) 281-7110

Emergency Veterinary Services
(630) 960-2900

Kansas State Veterinary Poison Control
24 hours/day
(785) 532-5690

VCA Franklin Park Emergency Service
Franklin Park
(847) 455-4922

VSC Emergency & Critical Care
Buffalo Grove
(847) 584-0200

Blue Pearl Elk
(847) 459-7535



Vaccinations are the best weapon against many viral and bacterial infections, as they prevent deadly diseases like canine parvovirus and rabies. Vaccinations are vital to pet health and should be administered to every animal. It’s important to administer vaccinations while your pets are still puppies or kittens, when their young immune systems are still developing and need protection to stay healthy.

At Touhy Animal Hospital, we will help you with every step of the vaccination process, including:

• Pet examination and introductory vaccinations
• Necessary booster shots
• Vaccine education

Keep your family member safe by scheduling their vaccinations today! Call us at 847-698-3123 to make an appointment, or schedule one online.

Additional Services

Additional Services

Additional services at Touhy Animal Hospital include:

  • Limited emergency services
  • Nursing care
  • IV fluid therapy
  • Medical boarding
  • Oxygenated treatment/care
  • Consultations/second opinions
  • On-call specialty doctors
  • Ultrasound
  • Special surgical procedures
  • Cardiology



At Touhy Animal Hospital, we are passionate about pet grooming. Other than the cosmetic benefits, grooming is also healthy for your pet too! The health benefits include:

  • Lower possibility of skin conditions or allergies
  • Prevention and elimination of parasites
  • Seasonal hair removal to prevent matting
  • Cleanliness of genital areas

We offer full-service grooming for pets, including bathing, haircuts, nail clipping, medicated baths, and ear cleanings. If you’ve got a puppy, we highly recommend introducing it to these procedures early, so they get accustomed to it later in life. We also offer a sedated grooming option.

For more information about our grooming services or to make an appointment, contact us online or at 847-698-3123 today.

Travel Certificates

Travel Certificates

If you are thinking about traveling with your pet to a foreign country, you will need an international health certificate for your animal. Depending on the country, they may require:

  • Import permits or other pre-travel approval
  • Pre-travel waiting periods
  • Proof of vaccines, tests or treatments

At Touhy Animal Hospital, we are pleased to offer international health certificates for your pets. If you are looking to obtain one, we kindly ask that you have all of your travel information prepared ahead of time, including things like destination, length of stay, how you plan to board your pet etc. For new clients, an exam is required to establish care prior to the international health exam. This is to review the travel plans and to assess the pet’s health. Please bring all necessary documentation and health records.

Please fill out this form in order to apply for an International Certificate

International Travel Health Certificate

Home Address
MM slash DD slash YYYY
Address of Destination
Will you need medication for travel?
MM slash DD slash YYYY
Please take a look at the following requirements 30 days before travel and submit the following PRIOR to your exam appointment:

1. Rabies certificate, (if not previously administered at our location please call your previous veterinarian before your appointment)
2. Proof of International Microchip with date of implantation
3. Completed travel form sent from our hospital, e-mail forms to or text us an image to (847) 698-3123.

Please note the following: 1. Signed & sealed travel certificates are only valid for 10 days from issue date
2. Microchip must be done prior to Rabies vaccine
3. Patient receiving a rabies vaccine must do so 21 days before travel
4. Check with your airline for requirements and visit: and select the country of destination for up to date information as travel requirements are being updated frequently.
5. Post final exam, allow 5 business days for processing completed certificates, we will contact you as soon as we receive it.

*It is critical that we are provided with all the information above in order to comply with the travel requirements and highly recommend that you visit the link above prior to your visit and 30 days before travel to ensure that all requirements are met*

Please note: A cancellation made with less than a 24 hour notice significantly limits our ability to make the appointment available for another patient in need. Appointment cancellations with less than 24hrs notice will incur a $42.00 charge.

We also offer dog park permits for pets, too!

For more information on these services, please contact us at 847-698-3123.

Laser Therapy

Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is a new, non-invasive innovative technology that helps treat chronic and acute injuries. This procedure stimulates cell regeneration by increasing blood flow to the specific area, and it is used to treat degenerative diseases, alleviate joint pain and accelerate the healing process.

Laser therapy usually takes between 5-10 minutes—the majority of patients will see positive effects after 3-5 uses. The treatment continues to relieve pain and combat inflammation for up to 24 hours following the session. The below conditions are benefitted by laser therapy:

  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Arthritis and degenerative joint disease
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Post-surgical incisions and soft-tissue trauma

Contact us today at 847-698-3123 for more details about laser therapy!

Nutritional Counseling

Nutritional Counseling

Your pet’s nutrition plays a vital role in their general health and well-being. Because of the availability of many nutritionally complete commercial diets, many pet owners don’t realize how important their best friend’s diet is. It’s crucial to know that as your pet ages and their activity level decreases, their nutritional needs will change. Also, specially formulated diets can help your pet’s body manage several medical conditions, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Kidney disease
  • Heart disease

At Touhy Animal Hospital, our nutritional services can help you manage your pet’s diet. Also, if your pet has a medical condition, we will help you determine the most appropriate diet for their needs. We provide dietary planning, and if appropriate we offer prescription foods through our online store.

For more information on our pet nutritional counseling services, or to make an appointment, call us at 847-698-3123 or make an appointment online.



Touhy Animal Hospital has the capability to perform various blood tests, pre-anesthetic bloodwork and other types of testing onsite instead of sending samples to an outside lab. This saves time, money and most importantly, you don’t have to wait overnight for results—meaning your pet gets a diagnosis and needed treatment sooner.

Testing provided in the hospital includes:

  • Bloodwork
  • Biopsies
  • Heartworm tests
  • Parvovirus testing
  • Fecal testing
  • Blood sugar measurement
  • Blood pressure measurement
  • EKG and ECG
  • Urinalysis
  • Allergy testing
  • DNA testing

Veterinary X-Ray and Ultrasound

X-rays and ultrasounds are great diagnostic tools in veterinary care. We use them at Touhy Animal Hospital to find out what’s happening inside your pet’s body in a noninvasive way. Radiography allows us to visualize bone, cartilage, foreign objects and some kinds of tumors. Ultrasound is more useful in seeing inside of the organs and detecting soft tissue pathology such as tumors, liver and gall bladder disease, kidney disease, cancer and other degenerative disease of the organs.

Certain kinds of pet kidney and urinary bladder stones do not show up with x-rays but are very evident with ultrasounds. As is commonly known, ultrasound is a very accurate diagnostic tool in determining pregnancy at as early as 18 to 21 days after conception. Later in pregnancy, ultrasound can be used to monitor the viability of fetuses prior to parturition. Ultrasound can also be used to guide a needle into a diseased organ or a tumor to get a small sample of tissue. This helps us diagnose the disease that is affecting the patient.

While we do offer an extensive range of onsite testing, it is possible that your pet may need laboratory work beyond our scope. For those cases, we are happy to send blood work or other testing to an outside lab that will send results back to us.

If you have any questions about these services, or if would like to schedule an appointment, call us at 847-698-3123 or make an appointment online.



Surgery is often the most effective way to treat many serious injuries and disorders, and at Touhy Animal Hospital, we are proud to offer our team of over 60 years combined experience. Our practice provides a full range of surgical services including standard spaying and neutering, to advanced, highly specialized procedures.

Our veterinary team will walk you through the entire process, giving you the information you need to make an educated decision regarding your pet’s treatment. We understand surgery is a stressful time for any pet owner, and we’re available every step of the way to answer questions and put your mind at ease.

We routinely perform these surgical procedures:

• Spay and neuter surgeries
• Foreign object removal
• Microchipping
• Suture removal
• Anesthesia/pain management
• Dewclaw and removal
• Tumor removal
• Eye care and surgery
• Exploratory surgery
• Pyometra, hematoma
• Cryotherapy (pen, removal of warts)

If you are considering surgery for your pet, please contact us first to schedule an introductory consultation. You can do this by calling 847-698-3123 or by making an appointment online.

Dental Care

Dental Care

Regular dental care is essential for keeping your best friend happy and healthy. Dental disease is a common issue among household pets, and it can lead to serious health problems if left untreated. Periodic dental exams also help maintain proper oral hygiene and prevent future complications.

At Touhy Animal Hospital, we offer complete pet oral health services, which include:

  • Annual dental cleanings
  • Preventative dental care
  • Extractions

If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, call us at 847-698-3123 or make an appointment online.