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08/21/2013
By: jwahls
Vermilion Hillcrest Animal Hospital
I have been using Vermilion Hillcrest Animal Hospital for over 20 years and have always received great care for my pets and great service from the staff. Dr. Jill Bair has been our vet for many years. She started with Jax, our diabetic dog who was a huge challenge to stabilize on Insulin. Her knowledge and guidance aided us in prolonging his life for several years and more importantly, giving him quality of life. When we got our new rescue and found him to have multiple health problems, she got him started right away on a plan to improve his health. He was a happy dog and we attribute a lot of this to the care she gave to him. She didn't hesitate to recommend we see a specialist when she felt it was necessary and would help his condition. When we lost Apollo, she was there to help us deal with the loss by answering questions and helped us through the grieving process. Dr. Bair took care of our cat, Puddy, who developed a sudden back condition that left his hind end paralyzed. We thought it was the end but she treated him and within weeks, he was running around like normal. She aided with surgery on Syd's leg, who is again able to run and play. Syd loves Dr. Bair and doesn't mind going to the vet at all, even if she has to get shots! Dr. Bair continues to care for our dog and three cats with compassion and a high level of professionalism, tact and enthusiasm. Ethan, Kristin and Karen are all wonderful as well. The whole team treats us and our pets like family. I couldn't ask for better care and would highly recommend this clinic and staff to everyone.
06/14/2013
By: michael.dubois.79656
East Lake Cooper Hospital For Animals Ltd
Dr. Cooper, and Dr. Carbone were available at all hours of the night on call for my group of dogs! Kilgore the Bichon Frise/Poodle mix had a bad infection, and Dr. Carbone advised me on how to administer Kilgore's medicine over the phone in the middle of the night! I was concerned that Kilgore would not live to see the morning as his body temperature had begun to rise, and he felt hot! Kilgore responded well to Dr. Carbone's decision on how to administer the medicine that I had on hand that evening! In the morning Kilgore was able to visit Dr. Carbone, and further treatment was provided giving Kilgore the necessary tests and care that he needed! Dr. Cooper treated Buddy Duncan a terrier poodle mix in the middle of the night at East Lake when he had life threatening seizures! I was able to go home, and sleep well in my bed knowing that Buddy Duncan was in such trusting and capable hands! Dogs are at our mercy for their care, and it is the responsibility of those with dogs to make sure that we give them the proper medical care that they deserve when we adopt them!
08/21/2013
By: ashley.lithgowdobkins
Vermilion Hillcrest Animal Hospital
Dr. Jill Bair is a very passionate and caring individual. She has help my whole family in many good and bad situations with our cats and dogs. She isn't afraid to give things to you straight and the company is always willing to help financially if needed. The dr went as far as finding a new puppy for us that would suit our needs as a family. When our cat was really ill she monitored our kitty through different trials of medications so we could fix what was wrong with her. Dr. Jill isn't afraid of dealing with the worst possible situations with animals as long as their owners remember that she is doing her job and is helping them out of bad situations most of the time. Not to mention the countless hours she puts in being on call and tending to emergencies while her family is at home!!!!! My opinion is very clear, you will not find a better vet to deal with, period!!!
08/21/2013
By: joe.mollica.5
Vermilion Hillcrest Animal Hospital
Vermilion Hillcrest Animal Hospital is outstanding in its treatment and care of our loved pets...Dr Jill Bair is by far the most compassionate and caring Vet I have ever had the pleasure of knowing...Her caring for our dog Katy was outstanding and by far going above and beyond, to save her life...2 operations in a 24 hour span just to mention the most impressive...One can not find a more caring, compassionate, and warm Vet to attend to your precious and loved animals...
02/18/2013
By: david.ellis.7921
Fairchild Animal Hospital
The doctors and staff are fantastic. It is not a job for them. They truly care about the animals and their families. We have lost 5 members of our family and each time they are kind, compassionate and caring. They will do what the can to make the life with, and with out you pets the best they can. They are part of our family too. Thank you all for all you have helped us with.
10/15/2013
By: Shannan L.
East Lake Cooper Hospital For Animals Ltd
My visits here are always made to be very peasant. I have told a few friends t go here as well, and they all have had great experiences as well.
10/14/2013
By: troipenn7
East Lake Cooper Hospital For Animals Ltd
My dog had an emergency, and the vet was closed. I called the doctor's personal number and she came out t night anyways. I was so grateful.
07/09/2013
By: jaywildyman7
East Lake Cooper Hospital For Animals Ltd
With Dr. Cooper at East Lake Hospital, my dogs get really terrific care. I have trusted this staff for years and will continue to do so.
01/14/2013
By: singingsally13
East Lake Cooper Hospital For Animals Ltd
Doctors & staff at East Lake are caring, conscientious & simply the best vet clinic in the east central Illinois area!
11/02/2012
By: gomountaineers18
East Lake Cooper Hospital For Animals Ltd
Dr. Cooper and his staff truly care about the animals they serve. They're the best!
Tips & Advices
Bring medical records and medications that your pet is taking. Also, you should bring your ID and a form of payment.
Yes, there are veterinary clinics that only deal with emergency cases. They generally take walk-ins and referrals from family vets.
Yes, emergency vets treat dental emergencies and dental trauma. Freshly fractured teeth are the main category of dental injury that vets consider an emergency.
To prevent health emergencies, experts recommend supervising one’s pets, and trying to make sure they don’t get into emergency situations. A majority of emergency vet visits happen because animals were struck by cars, bit by other animals, or ingested toxins. Otherwise, the best way to prevent emergencies is by having a go-to vet you can call with any questions, and being vigilant about potential symptoms (i.e. runny stool, or trouble walking) as they appear but before they become extremely serious.
Experts say that the conditions that necessitate an emergency veterinarian visit include collapse, seizures, inability to walk, partial paralysis, and any difficulty breathing (non-stop panting, constant coughing, hyperventilation, or elevated heart rate). Gum color is often an indicator that something is wrong--especially blue gums or very pale gums. Excessive vomiting or a distended abdomen should be considered an emergency situation. Signs of any trauma or excessive bleeding should send your pet straight to the vet. Lastly, for cat owners, urinary obstruction is fatal if not treated, and generally occurs in male cats.

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